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A Good Place To Start. Cafe, Craft Supplies and Workshops in Geelong

A Good Place to Start is a bright, fresh space that prides itself on Great Coffee, friendly Customer Service and Creativity.

Hi, I am Bindi. I left the corporate world behind when I quit my job to focus on the things I love, Craft and Coffee!

Whenever I mention creativity, people tell me how they wish they could be creative. Then they explain how they are not the “creative type”. Creativity is not a gift bestowed on a lucky few, unattainable for others. Creativity is like any other skill. It can be learned. It can be improved - Bindi
Whether you are an expert crafter or a complete beginner, we have fun crafting workshops waiting for you right here in Geelong.

Looking for Craft Supplies? We stock a great range in our retail space. If you are not in Geelong, our Online Craft Store offers the same exciting range of Craft Supplies at great prices. It includes everything you need to create your next idea into a beautiful masterpiece.

Our retail space features Products made by #SupportLocalMakers, some of Geelong's finest Artisans, curated by us. We have an urge to use our retail space and online platform to raise the profile of some of the amazing local talent we have in Geelong.


How Do you Take Your Coffee?

We want you to feel relaxed and inspired as we unlock the rich flavours from the 'Specialty Grade' Coffee beans, roasted locally by Origin Coffee, Geelong's Own Specialty Coffee Roasters.

If you are on your way to work, feel free to Skip the queue. We will make sure you feel refreshed, appropriately caffinated and ready to enjoy the day (and possibly a delicious biscuit or slice).

If you are ever in Geelong, please come visit, we'd love to meet you!


Cafe Opening Hours

  • Monday to Saturday: 8am - 2pm
  • Sunday: Closed


Where To Find Us

  • 55 Kilgour Street
  • Geelong, Victoria 3220
  • 0413 005 559


About Us


A good place to start provides craft workshops for grownups! A social place to leave your worries at the door and get creative.

If you are a maker or a crafter who needs a space to run workshops to share their creative practice, please Contact Us to see if we can help you.

You will be surprised how exercising your creativity changes your everyday life!


Google Reviews

connie putt

a week ago

"Fantastic. Easy to find , made feel welcome . Easy to follow , patient instructions. Very enjoyable will be back for more classes"

Onyx Angel

11 months ago

"I did the crochet a granny square class and loved it! Bindi is a great teacher and a super awesome person. If you want to learn something new A good place to start is the perfect place to go."

Georgia T

a year ago

"Now my regular coffee shop and favourite place to try and create new things! I recently took the beginner's crochet class and as a knitter it was a struggle but with Bindi's patience and teaching skills I was able to pick it up and now am able to follow a pattern! If you're wanting to try something new or grab a coffee made with love, 100% recommend checking out A Good Place to Start!"

Paul Smith

a year ago

"Bindi is lovely. She is passionate in helping others create, and her coffee is great. The space is terrific. A wonderful addition to the Geelong community. I highly recommend that you pop in, order a coffee and sign up for a class."