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HOT: Sourced Grocer – 11 Florence St, Teneriffe.

As the name implies, price this popular little spot in Teneriffe takes pride in sourcing locally made and grown goods to provide for the masses that descend upon its doorsteps daily.  I’m no aficionado when it comes to organic this and wholesome that, sildenafil but to my untrained eye, Sourced Grocer seems to be on the money with regards to ensuring their produce stands by the ethos of the business.

Heading up the stairs into the warehouse, the beautiful collection of fresh flowers is immediately eye catching and whilst the crates and stacks of unopened boxes give Sourced Grocer a very raw, industrial feel, the smell of coffee and gentle raucous from the café soften things up nicely.


The bulk of the Sourced Grocer space is consumed by rows and rows of organic, locally grown and sourced goods, including fresh breads, pasta varieties, olive oils of all kinds, fruit and vegies, sauces and spreads, cheeses, dips, smoked meats, marinades and more.

Interested in a light meal more than shopping, JPC and I arrived a little too late to secure a table in the café’s main dining area for breakfast, so occupied some cushions and a milk crate or two in the cozy space by the stairs and entry way.  Space is quite limited here, so be prepared to share some with fellow diners should you be lucky to secure a table.  None the less, our seat by the stairs was comfy enough, with big floppy cushions to snuggle into.

The menu at Sourced is displayed in whiteboard marker on a huge wall of tiles behind the counter, which leaves me to suspect it changes quite often, depending on what goodies they’ve sourced that day or week.  Lots of interesting things that reeked of healthy and home grown were available including bircher muesli, open grills, homemade smoky baked beans, croissants and more.

Our first round of cappuccinos was pretty much faultless, and our breakfast to come followed suit.  Both JPC and I chose the avocado and feta on sourdough toast ($12.50).  I am loving the whole feta on your breakfast thing at the moment, so this combination really appealed to me, particularly given the avo was perfectly ripe and the feta was super creamy.  Sprinkled with a touch of lemon, salt and pepper, I was in sourdough heaven.

We decided some breakfast dessert was in order, as well as another round of perfect coffee.  The blueberry chocolate fudge brownie was screaming ‘eat me’, so that’s exactly what we did.  To be honest, the brownie didn’t wow me as I thought it would….unfortunately it was a touch dry and crumbly.

The staff at Sourced Grocer were really friendly and attentive, which impressed me as they were super busy; the café was rowdy with gatherings of cackling local women, busy corporate types in a hurry to the office and general all sorts just soaking up the lovely space.  Both the menu and the produce on offer at Sourced Grocer are well worth a visit.


  • Sourced Grocer – 11 Florence St, Teneriffe +61 7 3852 6734
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  1. I have been wanting to go to this place for AGES. It has been talked about loads. The avo toast looks gorgeous.

    Posted by lizzie - strayed from the table
    Twitter: strayedtable
    | October 15, 2012, 8:27 am

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