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
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
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
I find it hard to go past a waffle on a breakfast menu (I blame living in Belgium for this!) so I was delighted to discover Melbourne now has a cafe solely devoted to waffles. We can already get a waffle fix at Waffee and other specialty waffle outlets but what sets Horse on Heels
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
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.