Single O Japan

Huge thanks to Wendy and the Single O crew for sending out a sample of the coffee currently on at their Tokyo brew bar. I’ve long enjoyed Single O’s coffee, and like many, I have taken a multitude of photographs of their iconic Reservoir Street hole in the wall brew bar. They spread their wing […]

Colab 

“We rise by lifting others”.   Almost 5 months since they opened their doors, I FINALLY paid the Colab team a visit.  While many were busy preparing for that big horse race, I made my way to Kensington to visit Brew Techs very own concept espresso bar. The concept is simple- Coffee from Australia’s top […]

Kodama

All the stars seem to have aligned for couple Cody Nesbit and Tash Strachan, when they opened their first café with Tash’s sister Chloe last year.  ‘Kodama’, which is named after Japanese spirits made popular in the 1997 film, Princess Mononoke, has undeniably made its mark in Williamstown; and in light of how busy it […]

Market Lane South Melbourne

Fleur Studd has done it again. This time,  shes opened a fresh space just opposite the South Melbourne Market.  You have most likely been to one of Market Lane’s other five stores around Melbourne- Prahran Market, Queen Victoria Market, Faraday Street, Therry Street, or Collins Street in the CBD. Designed by Sarah Trotter of Hearth, […]

Mister and Miss 

Mont Albert’s most popular resident comes in the form of a contemporary cafe on Whitehorse Road.  Mister + Miss is housed in a former mechanic’s garage, and is named after owners Mr Dennis Chronis & Miss Christina Panettieri. The pair have been in hospitality for over 20 years, and met several years ago when Christina […]

Tess Presso Ethics

“I would rather be annoyingly positive and encouraging, than destructively negative”.  You’ve probably noticed I don’t share negative reviews. It’s driven by the fact that I was raised to “say nothing, if you have nothing nice to say”. As far as I’m concerned, it’s much healthier to share positive experiences, rather than denigrate and vilify […]

Peasant Coffee + Food

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” It’s been a long held belief in Melbourne, that the probability of locating a specialty coffee focused café diminishes the further east one travels from the CBD.  Paul Nedza noticed the void, so when he decided to put down the woodworking tools earlier this year, he threw caution to the […]