Sloane Ranger

If Sloane Ranger feels familiar, then you’ve probably been to BAWA in Hawthorn. This Cremorne space flanks Richmond Station, and displays the hospital know-how of its owner Shri Bhagwandas’. With a name inspired by trendy upper-class Londoners from ‘Sloane Square’, Sloane Ranger boasts a classy yet industrial style interior with a lofty ceiling, and an […]

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 […]

Axil, 50 Lonsdale Street

Axil of 50 Lonsdale Street has come of age.   Last week the crew from Axil Coffee Roasters introduced Melbourne CBD to their new baby. Located in the lobby of the Urban Workshop (a thirty-three level city tower at the top end of Lonsdale Street), this latest offering was designed by ST Styles- the same […]

Dukes on Flinders Lane

Died and Gone to Heaven…. without Bryan Adams. There’s so much to love about Dukes on Flinders Lane, and that’s before I even taste of their coffee. For instance, I appreciate the cafes dim lighting that doesn’t overwhelm the senses when one is in dire need of a caffeine hit (me every morning); the simplicity […]

BE.AN by Workshop Bros

  One of the joys of being a Melbourne cafe hunter, is watching members of the coffee community evolve and flourish. I’ve met some incredible people along the way,  and Jason Kim is one such human. I first met Jason at Black Flat several years ago, when he was pumping out Axil coffee in a […]

Paper Tiger 

New Cafe Alert for Melbourne CBD:  Paper Tiger.   Ben Farrands opened Paper Tiger earlier this week, which is located in the lobby of an office tower that has dual access from Queen Street and Bond Street. The name “paper tiger” was spurred by Bens aim to make coffee accessible and not daunting or threatening. […]

Bkon Brewer at V Melb

Melbourne, your Bkon experience has arrived. Thanks to the legends at V Melbourne in South Yarra, we now have the first active Bkon Brewer in the country’s coffee capital. Lex and the team are brewing up a storm by way of Reverse Atmospheric Infusion, and it doesn’t stop at coffee – they’re brewing fruit infused […]