A Thousand Blessings

The greatest gift of all, is to be a ‘blessing.’ In the case of Evelyn and Phoebe, they are ‘A Thousand Blessings’. It’s almost 10 years since the mother/daughter duo opened their doors in this Richmond Street, and they’ve obviously been blessed with the gift of longevity. They lead by example, and have created an […]


If you wander down Ridgeway place, you’ll soon find Liaison Café. It sits at the base of Monaco House, a 4 storey building that’s a geometric work of art. Opposite is the prominent Melbourne Club, an exclusive mens’ club dating back to the 1800s, which became the inspiration for the café’s name. The original owners of […]


Sonido screams happiness. This small yet vibrant cafe features a colourful interior, with retro furniture, and traditional Colombian paraphernalia that includes a statue of Baby Jesus and Mother Mary. Located on Fitzroy’s hip Gertrude Street, this seven year old cafe was opened by a Colombian couple that brought their culture to Melbourne’s cafe scene. The moment […]

Axil 50 Lonsdale Steeet 

Born in Hawthorn circa 2011, Axil has since spread its wings and opened venues at Chadstone the Fashion Capital, Bridge Road Richmond, and the top end of Melbourne’s CBD. They now have a pop up coffee bar on the ground floor of the award winning “Urban Workshop” office tower. Located at 50 Lonsdale Street, this […]

Shambles Coffee Brewers

Shamble Coffee Brewers: It’s everything BUT Shambolic in here. Nine months on since the Little Rogue crew opened this minimalistic space, Shambles has taken a slightly new approach to coffee. Rather than sourcing beans solely from one roastery in Melbourne, they’ve decided to offer beans from multiple roasters. What’s more, they are not limited to […]

Standing Room

Melbourne Central was my hang out spot while studying at RMIT. Back then, we didn’t have the luxury of specialty coffee within meters of campus. These days, students are spoilt by choice.   “Standing Room” is exactly that- a standing room only coffee bar, for those in need of a decent hit of caffeine. It’s […]

Maker Fine Coffee 

Forget the trouble makers, and focus on the coffee makers. That’s exactly what one does when visiting Maker Fine Coffee. The couple behind this North Street Roastery, John and Stephanie Vroom, have spent the past two years building a name for themselves. I remember walking into this converted warehouse for the first time last year, […]