Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Bag Lady - Purveyor of Delicious Food & Retro Kitsch!

Almost a year ago, I posted a photo of Jane, the owner of the funky Variety Store & Cafe, The Bag Lady" on my blog, and since then, I receive at least 10 - 20 hits a week from people looking for information about the restaurant, so I decided it was time to do a post about the place itself, since it  definitely has a style all its own.  I hadn't eaten there in ages and a friend treated me to a delicious lunch there this weekend, topped off with one of their amazing brownies.  The decor is a mishmash of the delightfully quirky and vibrantly coloured, and fans of 50's decor will think they've died and gone to vintage heaven.  The menu consists mainly of homemade soups, salads and sandwiches, made on the premises daily, and they serve breakfast!  You can eat there, or get it to go.  The Bag Lady Variety & Cafe is located at 474 Pall Mall Street at Maitland, and is open Tues - Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Saturdays 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, and Sundays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.  You can find more info and other photos (not by me) here.   Head on over for some good eats,  and tell Jane that the Forest City Fashionista sent you!
Curl up with a coffee and the paper in one of these comfy chairs


  1. This is such a great place :) We are having our Veggie Lunch Club lunch at the Bag Lady on Nov 2 at 1pm since they offer great Vegetarian and Vegan selections. It's an open group so you are welcome to come by if you are available!

  2. I love this place! Partly because of the unusually nice staff and unique decor, but mostly because they have the best brownies in the universe.