Last week I ventured to Seddon cafe, Common Galaxia, with my niece Esme for morning tea.
Common Galaxia borrows its name from the “unremarkable and utterly fascinating little fish” that makes its home a kilometre north of where the mouth of the Maribyrnong meets the Yarra on the tip of Port Melbourne, where the bends of the river flatten out into a strait of slow water. The Common Galaxia is silverly and fantailed, and is found in half of the rivers of the world. The fish only live for a year, but as a species have outlasted everything built around them.
So with that in mind, this Seddon hot-spot for all-day brekky and brunch makes Common Galaxia an institution that is here to stay. If you haven’t yet ventured to Seddon (next to Footscray), I highly recommend that you do. There are a generous amount of cafes to try and I suggest you begin here.
My niece enjoyed her bubba chino (with no chocolate) and I ordered my usual latte accompanied with gluten-free fruit toast (well, I hope it is indeed GF as I’ve ordered it twice now and can never find GF fruit toast anywhere) and a plain croissant for my little sweetheart.
I devoured my fruit toast and enjoyed my latte as I helped my niece finish her croissant.
The staff are generally helpful but I can’t help but feel a little rushed to move on. I visited the bathroom to change my niece’s nappy and found my table cleared when infact I wanted to stay a little longer and watch the world go by with Esme and order another coffee.
Alas, Common Galaxia is one of my sister-in-law’s favourite spots for a quiet drink with Esme as written here on bubbawest.com.
Shop 3-4, 130 Victoria Street, Seddon
(03) 9689 0309
Monday to Friday: 7.30am – 4.00pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 8.00am – 4.00pm