Behind the Counter at Poppy Cafe & Pantry

Updated: Jul 18

Poppy Cafe & Pantry in Pascoe Vale first caught our eye through some brilliant Instagram posts of Nicki dressing up on a Monday to engage and entertain customers. She's all in with the costumes folks; there is some serious commitment to the cause there. As it turns out, commitment to the cause seems to be a reoccurring theme at this not so humble suburban cafe.

These guys work hard, really hard, but it's a labour of love. Owners Vanessa and Vilma are a mother daughter partnership who have brought together an Italian kitchen and a whole foods pantry along with a team of staff and customers who have rallied in support over the last few months.

We spent a delightful afternoon absorbing the surroundings and uplifting vibe of this gorgeous sun filled space on Derby Street. The customers are not just customers they are treated like family and the team behind the cafe and pantry are even tighter.