The General Food Store

Customer #1 favourite, the Arabesque. Poached free-range eggs, grilled halloumi, house-made beetroot relish and hazelnut dukkah, and baby spinach, on toasted sourdough. Super friendly service with a big smile! Shiso Peachy (Belgian waffles, roasted peach and strawberry, whipped yoghurt, hooneycomb, shiso cress) House blend provided by Coffee Supreme and regular guest coffees featured every few weeks. Gold Rush Burger (beef pattie, Carolina gold bbq sauce, American cheddar, fresh tomato, shaved iceberg, pickles, toasted milk bun) Range of delicious dietary friendly cakes, cookies, and slices. Dog friendly! Ever-evolving menu using seasonal and dietary friendly ingredients mainly sourced from the local and greater Victorian food regions. Family friendly cafe! Children's menu. Delicious iced drinks for those warmer days. Providore filled with house-made and local products. Located in Emerald in the Dandenong Ranges with Cardinia Lake, Emerald Lake Park, Nobelius Heritage Park, and Puffing Billy all within a few minutes!

The General Food Store welcomes customers to beautiful Emerald with their famous friendly service and a delicious, dietary friendly menu.

Committed to an ever-evolving menu using seasonal ingredients sourced from the amazing growers and producers in the local and greater Victorian food regions, they endeavour to operate as ethically and sustainably as possible, whilst reducing their environmental impact.

Enjoy their famous Arabesque, waffles, hearty salads, tasty burgers and fresh baguettes and treats from their house-made cake selection. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and kids are not only welcome but encouraged, and the team take great pride in catering for varied dietary requirements. 

Find Coffee Supreme on the grind, along with guest blends from Melbourne's bespoke roasters, and a providore full of locally and house-made condiments and treats. Seating is both indoors, or outdoors in their cooled/heated courtyard, or enjoy dog-friendly dining out front under their striped umbrellas. Their takeaway menu and providore items can be contactlessly pre-ordered during business hours via the website. 

Close to Emerald's great attractions including Emerald Lake Park, Nobelius Heritage Park, Puffing Billy, Aura Vale Lake, Cardinia Reservoir, and the Eastern Dandenong Ranges Trail. Open daily for dine-in and takeaway To view the menu, head to the website. Kitchen closes at 2.45pm, open for coffee and snacks from the cake cabinet until closing.

Need To Know

  • Open daily for dine-in and takeaway
  • Dietary friendly seasonal menu
  • Order takeaway online
  • Indoor dining, plus covered heated/cooled courtyard, and outdoor dining out front for those with pups!
  • Gift vouchers available
  • Super friendly service!

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