The Gap Cafe

The gap between owning and admiring. Greyhound Victoria have filled that gap with the opening of their King Street Café. The Gap Café is the first of its kind in this café obsessed city; dog friendly, and a breeding ground for greyhound adoption (Pardon the pun). It’s founded on an initiative aimed at improving public […]

Stepping Stone Phase 1.5

Great News, folks: Stepping Stone have extended their hours, and are now serving Natural Wine and Cocktails! It’s phase 1.5 of the Stepping Stone project, and as far as I’m concerned, it’s their best yet. A cafe focused on Coffee, Natural Wine, Healthy Eats, and Dogs…. All bases covered. Natural wines will rotate regularly, but […]

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 […]