Cafe of the week: Common Galaxia

Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 10.32.40 AMLast week I ventured to Seddon cafe, Common Galaxia, with my niece Esme for morning tea.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetCommon 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.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetMy 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.

Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 10.38.54 AMAlas, Common Galaxia is one of my sister-in-law’s favourite spots for a quiet drink with Esme as written here on

Common Galaxia
Shop 3-4, 130 Victoria Street, Seddon
(03) 9689 0309
Monday to Friday:  7.30am – 4.00pm
Saturdays & Sundays:  8.00am – 4.00pm


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  1. Hi Thank you for your kind blog on our cafe, Common Galaxia. Sorry it seemed like we rushed you it wasn’t our intention, we have many customers that work from our cafe for hours, I think the staff might of thought that you had left. Please feel free to call in again and let us know and we will shout you the best Gluten free dish you will ever try, regards Paul Fox

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