A Spot for Joe

‘A Spot for Joe’ has been a Geelong favourite for over 6 years, and when its original owner Jared Cooper decided to call it a day, long-time customer, Dave Browning jumped at the opportunity to have his own permanent shopfront. Having spent years running other people’s cafes, and growing his mobile coffee van “Mr B” […]

85 Espresso

  The Hudsons Road shopping strip is buzzing with life, and the latest café to join this ever growing hub of Spotswood is 85 Espresso.  Formerly known as Mies Coffee Bar, Ibby and Stephanie Khodr snapped up this space as soon as it became available, having just returned from a stint in Canberra where they […]

No. 84 

Being charming requires charisma and time, and Agi Nolan of ‘No.84’ has been rather busy for the past few years at this sparkling jewel in the Albert Park crown. Her fetching smile is the first thing to greet you upon entry, followed by entering into an alluring space, decorated with an array of hanging greenery, […]

The Odd Room

Cheltenham was a sleepy hollow when it came to coffee; that was until 2014, when Yuko and Andrew Affandi opened the ‘Odd Room’ on Bay Road. Both had dipped their toes in the hospitality industry throughout their lives, but it wasn’t until they decided to open their own café that they jumped into the deep […]

V Melb

  Clare Hu has done it again. Having successfully opened cafes in Ashburton, Sandringham, and South Yarra – She’s just launched ‘V Melb’ ; a concept space on Claremont Street. The motto here is ‘Very Vegan Vibes’, and the ethos is grounded in traceability, transparency, and sustainability. It’s a belief that good food should be […]

Percy’s Aeroplane

At the heart of Percy’s Aeroplane is a bright yellow La Marzocco Linea PB; and much like a pilot- head barista/owner Alex Jiang is the soul of this Kew café. Originally opened by Wes Lim, Percy’s Aeroplane was named after a World War 2 pilot who lived in Kew. A vintage model plane hangs above […]

St Martins

“Breakfast, lunch, and magic”. That’s what St Martins brings to Martin Street, Brighton. It’s the third café for Jim Marinis and his wife Mary-Jane Daffy, who also brought us Little Tommy Tucker in Bentleigh, and Glover Station in Elsternwick. Being located in the opulent beachside suburb of Brighton, St Martins takes a colourful approach, with […]