I’ve mentioned before how obsessed I am with Scotch Eggs. So I’m pleased to see them appearing on a handful of Melbourne cafe menus including new opening New School Canteen. Let’s be clear though, New School Canteen is not really a cafe and it’s certainly not the sort of canteen I remember from school.
I do love a little cafe tucked away and so my ears perked up when one of my friends raved about her local in a back street of Fitzroy. In fact her one woman public relations campaign worked both ways as she also sang my praises to the owners of the cafe so they invited
After the depressing US election results a little comfort eating was in order. New opening Bedford Street in Collingwood fits the bill with the deep fryer on high rotation along with some classic US dishes. The restaurant on the corner of Bedford and Johnson street has a prime corner position with big windows letting in
Scandinavian style is huge in Melbourne cafe interiors at the moment so it’s good to see Scandi influences flowing through to cafe menus as well. SMAK House food has the Scandi interior nailed: it’s all Nordic whites and greys. Polished concrete is juxtaposed with white wire seating, timber finishes and hanging greenery. Think calm and
I’m not usually a fan of pop up restaurants and cafes. I think it’s a tag that’s overused and tend to avoid pop ups in favour of established venues. But I couldn’t help myself when I heard about Chotto on Smith Street. It’s a fine dining Japanese cafe from ex Golden fields Brendan Liew and
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
You’ve gotta love it when another great new cafe opens in your hood. As soon as I spotted Hoppa & Joe’s fresh paint job on busy Heidelberg road I was in like a flash. This little cafe is a labour of love for owner Kirsten Taylor, former general manager of Chez Dre, as her first
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
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.