Blonde Food & Drink

Good mates Alex Smith and Vince Musco have teamed up to put the Blonde back into Fitzroy.

Alex, who cut his teeth at Milk Café in Balwyn, met Vince while managing Finders Keepers in Hawthorn. The pair decided the time was ripe to open up their own cafe, and Blonde seemed the perfect name for their Brunswick Street site. They’ve preserved the venues history, underscored by the circa 1910 tiles, pressed steel ceiling, and original brick infrastructure.

The boys have maximised the functionality of the space, with a clearly marked self serving brew station for filter coffee drinkers; and have opted for a Slayer espresso machine that allows them the control to deliver shots that are rich, and syrupy.

Coffee is sourced from Code Black, and they’re currently running a washed Ethiopian Guji that’s clean with fruity highlights, and a Colombian that tastes like apple pie.

The Ethiopian ‘Lomi Tasha’, is actually from Ninety Plus Coffee, and serves as a reminder as to why Ninety Plus are renowned for their premium coffee offerings.

Blonde Food & Drink

443 Brunswick Street



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