Stalled Espresso is Albion's best kept neighbourhood secret, a cool garage cafe tucked away in an industrial side street of workshops and retro warehouses.
Locals, students of the dance schools across the road and dog walkers frequent this gem for its outstanding Belaroma coffee, Leavain baked goodies and small but delicious food menu.
Breakfast faves include the spicy Italian sausage and pesto scrambled egg wrap and crumpets with berries and cream while for lunch there's a BLT, gourmet Turkish sandwiches and wraps.
In keeping with the setting the hospitable owners have created an industrial chic hang out, with specially crafted stools and tables and coloured glass patterned louvres and stacks of magazines and newspapers as reasons to linger.
Those with dogs have a dedicated spot to tie them up with water bowl provided.
*Stalled Espresso upped and moved acros the road to fancier digs since this visit so the image is not valid.
35 Collingwood St
0423 686 749