i am still working out my favourites in my NEW local area & i have now been back to 'wee jeanie' 4 times so i am classing it as one of my favourites!...+ the 5yr old adores it because she can watch the trains go by from the front door step...so happiness all round!
'wee jeanie' is the sister to 'the cornershop cafe', they are literally around the corner from each other in yarraville...both owned by the same clever operators, using supreme coffee & producing things with finesse!...sorry i have decided that the word 'finesse' should be used more often!
what immediately hit me about 'wee jeanie'...(apart from the cute name & the fact that i can't stop singing ooooh jeanie by elton everytime i think of the place) is the great interior layout, bench seating with adjoining tables & awesome stools + the white tiled bar area...it was all very cool, serviceable without looking clinical & well planned.
i went back after taking initial pics (for this blog) to simply try the house special of 'welsh rarebit'...it didn't disappoint. it was spicy, cheesy & moreish...made with cheddar, guinness, cayenne pepper, mustard & worcestershire sauce.
i am also excited because the owners of 'the cornershop & wee jeanie' are opening in ferguson st, williamstown their 3rd venture...that will be literally 3 minutes from my house. they should be open by end of september offering shared plates &...wait until you see the rusted bed spring chandeliers...fabulous!