GRUBguide – Allira Potter, Instagram @grub_guide

Grub Guide’s Allira Potter this month visited Box Office Cafe to experience the hotspot’s industrial charm, coffee and mouth-watering creations.

Hello foodies,
I hope you have all been keeping those stomachs happy with all the delicious food Pakington Street has to offer, we sure have.
It’s been a while since we have done a little foodie review on somewhere delicious, so I started scrolling my Instagram feed for somewhere to eat/review … BAM there it was, Box Office Cafe.
If you haven’t heard of Box Office, don’t worry I am about to unleash part of its glory here and now.
Box Office is hidden just off Pakington Street in a funky recycled shipping container with even more recycled goodies hidden around the area.
They serve speciality coffee (Axil speciality coffee) and thrive on supplying a lot of local businesses, one of them being my favourite, The Sweetest Thing Geelong, serving delicious raw and non-raw treats.
We got to have a brief chat with business owner Mark Stawicki, who has built a name for himself working within the industry for many years, having had previous businesses prior to Box Office.
He explained to us the importance of sourcing locally and how Box Office came about. You can truly see the passion someone has for their business when you chat to them one-on-one.
On a beautiful sunny but chilly Saturday we headed to Box Office. We were greeted by relaxed and inviting service and were even given a lovely crocheted blanket to wrap ourselves up in.
We ordered the smoked salmon avocado that had horseradish and we also ordered the sweet potato smash served with zeally bay seed and sprout toast.
The sweet potato smash I was – honestly – a little hesitant to order, but I had heard such great things from other people.
The mash was spiced with cumin, paprika and coriander which gave it such a beautiful flavour, I was left wanting more.
The smoked salmon avocado with greens, hollandaise and horseradish cream blew my mind – it was so fresh and tasty.
We think you should head on into Box Office to see what is on offer. Mark and the team are doing wonderful things and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for Box Office.
PS: Did we mention every Tuesday is donut day … Doughboys Donuts make their way from Melbourne to Geelong.

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