Interlude Café & Charlie Bakery: The Grovedale cafes where croissants, coffee and community are the stars of the show 

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Interlude Café & Charlie Bakery: The Grovedale cafes where croissants, coffee and community are the stars of the show 

Words by Chloe Cicero

‘Interlude is a temporary amusement or diversion that contrasts with what goes before or after… your amusement and your diversion, your break from work, life, kids and whatever else you need a moment from.’

Located on the busy Torquay highway, Interlude is a minimalist, pint-sized container café, offering the perfect outdoor space to enjoy a range of takeaway food and coffee.

Here you’ll find gourmet toasties made with care and love, a range of menu items including smashed avocado and acai bowls, and belly warmers such as porridge and soup for the winter season. 

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Employing a humble little team dedicated to serving their loyal and new customers to the best of their ability, service is always with a smile and a willingness to have a long chat: Interlude is the definition of a local Geelong café.

Last month they opened their newest and perhaps most beautiful and intimate venue, Charlie Bakery, located just around the corner on Burdoo Drive in Grovedale. 

This is where the incredible and to-die-for pastries are made, including plain croissants, almond croissants, doughnuts and more, which then travel on down to Interlude Café, giving customers the option to order something sweet, tasty and homemade alongside its predictably excellent coffee. 

With a reputation for first-class coffee and simple food, Interlude pride itself on freshness and quality, with customers coming back and passing on the good word, knowing regulars and newcomers won’t be disappointed.

The best thing about this container café (besides being the perfect caffeine pit stop and meeting spot for the local community) is that they are pup-friendly and even include a range of doggo treats from Baked By Bree, so it’s the perfect morning, and afternoon or weekend outing for you and your furry friend – coffee, pastries and dogs, this is the best of all three worlds. 

Having opened up initially as a little coffee van at the height of the pandemic, the team at Interlude continue to impress, eternally grateful for the continuous support from the community, saying that if it wasn’t for the local and broader community cheering them on and supporting them the way we know best, they would have never grown to be what they are today.


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The team are always looking forward to meeting new customers. It is a pleasure to serve their customer and provide them with products that will put a smile on their face and they are grateful for every interaction they have. 

They hope to fill your little gaps in life with joy and delicious coffee – and they don’t disappoint. 

Interlude Cafe is located at 272 Torquay Road, Grovedale and open Monday – Friday 6 – 3:30, Saturday & Sunday 7:30 – 1. 

Charlie Bakery is located at 122 Burdoo Drive, Grovedale and open Monday – Friday 6-4, Saturday & Sunday 7 – 11:30.