Unexpected Morning Delight – Sadie Black

Sadie Black Cafe – 31 Perth Ave, Albion

What does a mum, retired principal, behavioural consultant and teacher have in common? Apparently a love for ongoing learning, new cafes and a good chat. As I sit soaking up the sun’s warm rays, friendly conversation amongst four strangers opens up and illustrates what good coffee in a relaxed setting can create – good morning vibes.

  Along a strip of local shops including the Polish deli, Mitko, known for their donuts and smallgoods, the arrival of newly opened Sadie Black Cafe in Melbourne’s western suburb of Albion has been long awaited by the locals. And by locals I don’t just mean those living walking distance away, but also from the surrounding suburbs. Along with well-loved places such as Eating Station and Go West, Sadie Black adds another gem to the cafe culture brewing in the West.


p style=”text-align: center;”>So nice meeting new people, I ended up leaving the cafe over an hour later…but not before finishing this yummy stack of pancakes!
One way to keep Little Miss H occupied is to give her pen and paper.

Albion is approximately 13kms from Melbourne’s CBD. Weatherboard and Californian bungalows in need of some tlc can be found on comfortable sized lots, and with scenic parts of Kororoit creek in the area, you can see why there’s been a steady interest in this area of town.

My smooth almond latte wakes me up and my berry compote-covered pancakes are beautifully presented. The serving size is very generous yet Little Miss H and I manage to polish it off nicely. Indulging in fluffy pancakes and full of berries, bananas and creme fraiche, we almost lick the plate clean!

A cute little courtyard out the back and lovely hanging indoor plants suspended from the roof had Little Miss H intrigued as this mama sat listening to stories about the evolution of the area from 40 years ago.

It was an inspiring morning being in the company of such passionate teachers, and with my own background in learning and development maybe our passion for helping families and the youth will bring us together again in a venture that involves ongoing learning – such an unexpected morning delight.