Going for gold at AU79 in Abbotsford

Science nerds will know that AU79 is the chemical symbol for gold. I’ll admit the reference was lost on me but I’m still giving a gold for fitout to newly opened AU79 in Abbotsford.   The cafe is just off Victoria street next to the Hive Shopping centre and provides something quite different to the

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Oh so Melbourne: The 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

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Learning all the things at Knowledge Market: Sponsored Post

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

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Doughnut miss Ascot Food Store: Sponsored

You may not live anywhere near Moonee Ponds but chances are you’ll have heard of Ascot Food Store. This cafe is winning serious accolades for its innovative menu featuring lots of local and biodynamic produce.   The Ascot Food Store is light and airy thanks to big windows out onto the street. In a nod

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Crompton Coffee for posh toast and caffeine

Toast is officially a thing.  Sure anyone can cook toast but toast has now reached next level with a Posh Toast cook book and Melbourne’s own toast cafe.   Crompton Coffee is down the far end of Victoria street where the Vietnam restaurants are no longer and it’s more industrial.  It’s a cute little cafe

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