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.
A special quirk of married life or just of being in a long term relationship is when you can predict exactly what your husband/wife/partner/significant other is going to order. As soon as I saw patatas bravas with chorizo on the menu at Mayday Coffee and Food I knew exactly what Meat-and-Three-Veg would be brunching on
It’s all happening in Richmond at the moment with the area shaping up to be a real culinary hot spot. One of the fairly recent new openings which has been overlooked is Academy Bar & Kitchen on Bridge Road. It’s run by chef and owner Will Manning with a focus on seasonal and locally sourced
Let’s get one thing straight – I’m not a paleo. I love my carbs. But an invitation to try out the Richmond paleo cafe Patch was too intriguing to turn down. A paleo diet is sometimes called a “caveman diet” because the idea is to eat lots of meat, fruit and veg and avoiding grains,
It’s hard to beat the feeling of eating a delicious meal while feeling virtuous at the same time. What’s more it’s easier than ever before to achieve this dining nirvana with a slew of social enterprise restaurant and cafes opening up in Melbourne. One of the best of the bunch is Feast of Merit in
As soon as I move out of Richmond it goes and becomes a foodie hub! Typical. I wrote this for The Guardian about how Melbourne’s “Switzerland” suburb (it’s neutral territory for north and south) is having a moment. Richmond, the former centre of Melbourne’s rag trade, filled with old warehouses and tiny workers cottages, wasn’t
Denis the Menace is a cafe which doesn’t take itself too seriously. After all, it’s named after a comic book character. Just opened in Cremorne’s back streets this converted warehouse space has lofty ceilings and exposed brick walls. There are some fun touches like the toy cars which act as planter boxes. On a dreary
Celebrity chefs are so 2014. What about the unsung hero of restaurants: the service staff? A few weeks ago I was invited to a special dinner at The Grand in Richmond celebrating three of The Grand’s waiting team. Long serving staff members Branco Cokesa, Alex Almatrah and Peter Watt have worked in hospitality for over 40
Serotonin is a chemical created by the human body and regarded by some researchers as responsible for maintaining mood balance. It’s also the name of new Richmond cafe with the slogan “eatery, exercise, education”. As you may have guessed, this is a cafe with a purpose, namely to be “the world’s leading happiness educational institution”.