Sibling Spice

Siblings are special gifts given to us by nature.

The Siblings of Carnegie come with a ‘hint of spice, and everything nice’. When Bee Ekkittibutr and husband James Sorataworn took up the baton of their family’s restaurant, Paradai Thai, they built on a dynasty their forebears had nurtured for a decade. This paved the way for the couple to cultivate their own dream of opening a café that reflects their own style and heritage. With a focus on creating their own legacy, Bee & James fittingly named their café in honour of their 3 children, and drew on nostalgic childhood themes when designing the interior. Studio Y created a space with classroom and schoolyard elements; accentuated by mesh features, soft green tones, dynamic lighting, and light timber furnishings.

The coffee bar is a playground for any budding barista, with a brand new Synesso MVP, two Marco SP9 brewers, and Melbourne’s very first fully functional Ubermilk machine. Beans are sourced from Five Senses, with the Dark Horse blend offering a full bodied cup for milk coffee drinkers, and rotating single origin beans available for both espresso and filter brews. I enjoyed an espresso made using the Colombian El Recuerdo, which had a smooth body highlighted by cacao nib flavours.

Fittingly, the menu boasts a fusion of Modern Australian and Asian cuisine. There’s a Breakfast Ramen; Softshell Crab Burger Bao; Fish Tacos, and Hong Kong Egg Waffles.

Being open for dinner Thursday through to Saturday Sibling Spice offers a Thai themed dinner menu with a contemporary take on traditional rice, curry, and noodle dishes.

Sibling Spice opens 7 days a week, and for those deprived of time, there’s a takeaway reminiscent of a school canteen serving coffee from 7am.

56-58 Koornang Rd, Carnegie

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