General Store Café: "Pause for refreshment" Hillsboro Restaurant Tip by toonsarah

Hillsboro Restaurants: 1 reviews and 3 photos

   
by toonsarah
 
  • Pause for refreshment - Hillsboro
  • Mural on the side of the cafe - Hillsboro
      Mural on the side of the cafe
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  • Chillis drying on the porch - Hillsboro
      Chillis drying on the porch
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There are a couple of eating options in Hillsboro. The Barbershop Café was recommended in our Moon Handbook and looked lovely both inside and out, but as we were just looking for a cold drink we decided instead on the more casual General Store. This lovely old building is part of a larger structure destroyed in the 1914 flood. In the past it has housed a bank, a post office, a general store and a drug store. Today it is a friendly establishment clearly popular with locals as well as passers-by like us. The interior retains much of its former character with old shop fixtures and fittings, but as it was pretty full with customers enjoying a late Saturday breakfast and we only wanted a drink, we took our orange juices out to the shady porch where we enjoyed watching laid-back Hillsboro go about its morning business.

Directions: On the south side of the road in the middle of town. There’s a small parking lot on the east side with a colourful mural (see photo two)
Rating: 3
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 26, 2011
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