While in Geelong, I paid 63 Degrees a visit, and found they’ve had a makeover. Owner Simon Bryant opened this Pakington Street corner spot almost a decade ago. He named the café in honour of the ideal temperature milk should be steamed when making a latte. It originally had a rustic feel, with black walls, and furniture made from recycled timber. In July last year they decided it was time for a change, and the transformation has done it a world of good. The walls are now a crispy white, with hanging greenery, and Scandinavian inspired furnishings. They’ve even upgraded the coffee machine, and the main counter now boasts a stylish new La Marzocco Linea PB.
The décor is now in harmony with the menu, which focuses on clean fresh options. The menu is designed with a focus on simple, honest, and seasonal ingredients. A sample of breakfast options include the Grated apple, white rose, and goji tea bircher; Blueberry waffles with mango ice cream, summer fruits, and strawberry custard; Manchego & Roasted corn hash cakes; and Pork Belly Benedict with lime hollandaise and grilled boy choy. Lunch features Citrus chicken and asparagus paleo plate; Chilli caramel pork belly with green papaya; and Braised mint lamb shoulder salad.
Coffee is roasted by Clark St Roasters in Melbourne, and their Ringleader blend has a full body, with dark chocolate notes.
140 Pakington Street
Geelong West VIC 3218