Gladwell’s Deli & Grocery
This Camberwell spot is where we go to fantasise about our dream kitchen. Gladwell’s is a greengrocer, deli, butcher, and bakery all rolled into one. We once caught ourselves staring at a perfect cabbage thinking, “now that is a good-looking vegetable”. Stop by in the morning when the big wooden tables are a gathering place for laptop-workers and those leafing through well-loved books. At this time of day, rainbow bouquets of flowers wrapped in brown paper have not yet been plucked from silver buckets and comforting hot chocolates are grasped like hand warmers. When lunch rolls around, get the hearty soup with a slightly sweet roll if you're sitting in, and a well-stuffed chicken focaccia sandwich if you're heading back to your real home. Sigh.