Oh so Melbourne: The Vertue of the Coffee Drink

Coffee cured salmon at Vertue of the Coffee Drink

Could there be a more Melbourne place than The Vertue of the Coffee Drink? Hidden away down an alleyway that you get to through a petrol station off Lygon Street this is one cafe that certainly can’t rely on passing foot traffic.  Once inside the door the cafe opens up into a cavernous light filled

Read more

Learning all the things at Knowledge Market: Sponsored Post

Making porchetta as part of the Knowledge Market

There’s an art to making a good porchetta and the guys behind Saluministi are all over it.  They shared some of their secrets at the launch of the Knowledge Market at Victoria Harbour which I was invited along to.  After the success of Salumnisti’s catering business and pop up shop in North Melbourne, the team

Read more

Believe the Higher Ground Hype

DSC03916

If you’re like me, you’ve probably walked past the building hundreds of time and haven’t paid it any attention. When I heard the newest cafe from the team behind Top Paddock and Kettle Black was opening in a converted power station right near Southern Cross Station, I just couldn’t picture where it could be. Sometimes

Read more

Hello to Holla Food and Drink

Inside Holla

From coffee in the morning to cocktails at night – newly opened Holla is looking to bridge the divide between cafe, restaurant and bar.   The converted warehouse space still has an industrial feel to it with exposed piping and an unfinished ceiling but a simple geometric mural and lots of greenery spruce things up.

Read more