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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Scotch the eggs it’s New School Canteen

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.

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Scandi style at SMAK Food House

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

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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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