I love Lismore. I really do. Living there with a crying baby, on a hill, in the middle of summer was not my idea of happiness, but coming back to Lismore for a mooch is fun. The Melbourne in me, who craves good coffee and interesting back alley shops is satisfied by what Lismore offers.

We went for a mooch and a bulk food shopping day last Friday, and stumbled upon One One Four, a new hole-in-wall on Keen Street.


ImageImageI like what these guys are doing. Good coffee, yummy lunches and desserts. So, for just $10, you can get a regular coffee, a take-away or have-in meal, like stir-fry pork belly, or pork meatballs with noodles, and a ‘snack’ – a selection of brownies, smartie cookies, baklava…Increase to $12 for a large coffee. It’s more than even we can consume. And if you know us, you will know we always go for the extra large portion.

The food and coffee came our super quick, served on eco-friendly disposables, like banana palm plates with wooden cutlery.ย The coffee was Lavazza, but good.

In Melbourne fashion, we sat on crates in the arcade.

My godmother told me when I tree-changed from Melbourne, I could satisfy my cosmopolitan cravings by jumping on a plane. As it turns out, I don’t have cosmopolitan cravings. I like country life, yes, but I find that our region offers almost everything I miss about Melbourne. Except excellent Vietnamese. But maybe I just don’t know where to go.

I have the best hairdresser I have ever had, for instance. More on that in another post.

Lismore is one of those places you have to get to know to appreciate. One One Four is just one little Lismore secret I can reveal, for all those interested in coming to Lismore one day.

One One Four is at 114 Keen Street, Lismore

Linking with Essentially Jess for IBOT.