One One Four Lismore

I love Lismore. I really do. Living there with a crying baby, on a hill, in the middle of summer was not my idea of happiness, but coming back to Lismore for a mooch is fun. The Melbourne in me, who craves good coffee and interesting back alley shops is satisfied by what Lismore offers.

We went for a mooch and a bulk food shopping day last Friday, and stumbled upon One One Four, a new hole-in-wall on Keen Street.


Image ImageI like what these guys are doing. Good coffee, yummy lunches and desserts. So, for just $10, you can get a regular coffee, a take-away or have-in meal, like stir-fry pork belly, or pork meatballs with noodles, and a ‘snack’ – a selection of brownies, smartie cookies, baklava…Increase to $12 for a large coffee. It’s more than even we can consume. And if you know us, you will know we always go for the extra large portion.

The food and coffee came our super quick, served on eco-friendly disposables, like banana palm plates with wooden cutlery. The coffee was Lavazza, but good.

In Melbourne fashion, we sat on crates in the arcade.

My godmother told me when I tree-changed from Melbourne, I could satisfy my cosmopolitan cravings by jumping on a plane. As it turns out, I don’t have cosmopolitan cravings. I like country life, yes, but I find that our region offers almost everything I miss about Melbourne. Except excellent Vietnamese. But maybe I just don’t know where to go.

I have the best hairdresser I have ever had, for instance. More on that in another post.

Lismore is one of those places you have to get to know to appreciate. One One Four is just one little Lismore secret I can reveal, for all those interested in coming to Lismore one day.

One One Four is at 114 Keen Street, Lismore

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  • homelifesimplified

    Great photos and what an awesome concept for package meals! Deb xx

  • Helene

    oh, yes, I would give so much for an excellent vietnamese! Maybe a cook off and dinner? X

    • Will you cook? You’d be much better at it 🙂 x

  • Cute! It’s good to know, should we be driving thru….

  • Lovely photo’s. I was born just down the road in Casino. We lived there till I was about seven. I’d love to get back up there and visit the area.

    • It’s worth a visit, for sure. A lot has changed! x

  • Absolutely gorgeous photos -that place looks perfectly divine – wish I could click my fingers and be there for a coffee and some baklava right now
    Josefa from #teamIBOT

  • Beautiful photos – I’ve never been to Lismore but you’ve got me considering it. I don’t know much about it at all!

  • Susie

    we’ll hunt this new place down next time we’re in lismore! Not sure if your question re vietnamese food was rhetorical or not, but there’s definitely no good vietnamese here or on the goldie.. 🙁

  • I spent a lot of time in Lismore as a child – it’s where my grandma and poppa lived. I’m a north coasty so I love the whole area 🙂 Glad to hear you are enjoying its charms and not missing Melbourne too much.

    • Where are you from Rachel? It’s a great area. So much to offer.

  • Would you be offended if I said I actually had no idea where Lismore was?
    I wouldn’t have pictured you as having cosmopolitan cravings Zanni, so I kind of loved this post. Revealed a whole other side to you 🙂 xx

    • No offence taken! Yes, I was tres cosmopolitan at some point! x

  • I spent my salad days driving around Byron and lismore with my best friend kez listening to carol king in a red vw bug. I still love the place and went driving last year with my little girl all around the hills, friday hut road, federal, coopers creek, The channon, i just adore it. I’ll look out for the good coffee next time too x

  • Damnit it, Zanni, you posted about Naked Treaties and I found myself there the following weekend. Are you now telling me a trip to LISMORE is in my near future!?!? ha ha! 😉 looks like a great place!

    • Yes I am Aroha. That is your future. 🙂

  • Wow, is that an opening deal? So much value! We will definitely be getting down there to check it out! Agree about Lismore, I’ve definitely changed my mind about it since exploring it more thoroughly!

  • I haven’t been to Lismore for ages, but remember it as a gorgeous area. Zanni, if I had that cafe close, I’d be in big trouble! Looks like a lovely place to spend some quiet time with a good magazine and a coffee or three. xx

  • It looks like a really lovely place. Glad you found a place for a good coffee. Other ways, Melbourne is really the place for coffee!

  • Me

    Looks like we are going to have to make a trip down to Lismore in the not too distant future !!!
    Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Have the best day !
    #IBOT visitor