We had been eyeing up The Pickers Union for quite some time on the gram due to it’s awesome freak shakes so it was always on the list of places to check out.
We finally got around to doing that a few weeks ago on a beautiful summer’s day after a lovely drive out to Geelong.
The Pickers Union is situated in a small industrial area of North Geelong right beside the Geelong Vintage Market and on the road leading out to the beach.
It’s a gorgeous quaint little cafe with boutique decor and indoor and outdoor seating. We chose to sit outside as it was warm day and we loved the idea of the gorgeous lace hammock chairs to swing on before brunch arrived. Water was dropped out to the table straight away and our waitress was lovely.
The menu is small and simple which is probably great for someone who finds it hard to make a choice. We opted for the smoked eggs benedict served on slow cooked pork and cornbread waffle and smashed avo and eggs served with pumpkin. We also ordered a children’s serving of pancakes. All dishes were presented beautifully and a great portion size. The eggs benedict was a standout dish with the savoury waffle offering something unique to most cafes and tasted absolutely epic. The smashed avo was also delectable and the addition of pumpkin worked beautifully in combination with the other ingredients on the plate. The pancakes were light and fluffy-exactly how they should be.
We were a bit disappointed that they no longer had the freak shakes on the menu, instead offering a peanut butter iced chocolate which just didn’t live up to the hype. Bring back the freak shakes guys!
Prices are on the higher side for many but serving sizes are value for money.
Overall The Pickers Union is a cute little cafe in a nice quiet pocket of Geelong away from the inner city hustle and bustle. They serve great coffee, great food and a tempting cabinet of delicious (some are healthy!) treats as well. Don’t forget to stop by the vintage market afterwards and pick up a few trinkets!
What: The Pickers Union
Where: 3 Mackey St, North Geelong
When: Mon-Fri 8am-3.30pm, Sat & Sun 8.30am-3.30pm
More deets: https://www.facebook.com/thepickersunion/