Coffee Stop of the Year 2014 Finalist: The Corner Store

This treasure is found nestled in the Victorian mountainside

The Corner Store doubles as a cafe and mountain bike hire shop set among some challenging Victorian mountains in Forrest. ‘With a population of only 200, my wife and I struggled to find a good coffee shop,’ says owner Norm Douglas, ‘so we decided to open our own.’ Located in the Otway ranges, you’ll find The Corner Store serving a strong blend of Capra Coffee from Geelong. ‘As a kid you ride down to the corner store and hang out with your bike. Yes, we sell food and bikes and do repairs, but mainly we’re a hangout.’

What its customers say…

‘Hands down, best coffee and staff in the district. Easily worth the 70km round trip peddle for a brew’ – Benjamin Culton

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