Neck of the Woods

While in Geelong, I paid a visit to ‘Neck of the Woods’ café, which is the second venture for husband and wife duo (Greg and Georgie Matheson) who brought Fuel to Geelong- literally and figuratively. Neck of the Woods is located just down the road from the Geelong hospital, which is where Greg conceived of […]


I’ve visited hundreds of cafes over the years, and have often wondered what makes some last the test of time, while others struggle to survive. Wally Dabab and Jason Lay seem to know the key to success, considering their Newport spot ‘Leroys managed to survive a ‘once in a lifetime storm’ last year… It not […]

Platform 7 Cafe

Take a trip out to the eastern suburbs, and you’ll soon discover Glen Waverley’s latest resident, Platform 7.  It’s just off the main street known as Kingsway, which in recent times has established itself as a popular dining and entertainment precinct.  Brought to us by Chen Chen, Platform 7 is the younger brother of Hash […]

The Valley

Chadstone Road has tended to serve as a thoroughfare between the busy Princes Highway where Chadstone Shopping centre begins, and Waverley Road. This leafy green residential strip has been crying out for its very own café for years. When space became available, Jimmy and Sue jumped at the chance to open The Valley. Hospitality is […]

Little Green Corner

  The Little Green Corner is exactly that! A petite corner café, housed in an 1850s heritage building, that’s focused on delivering quality food and coffee in a sustainable way. Owner, Hugh Whitehead, opened this Geelong cafe at the start of 2015, and since then has worked on shifting the perception of what a café […]


With its new owners, and over a year of operation under its belt, Trei continues to provide a fresh space on busy Blackburn Road. Its no surprise Trei is always packed to the rafters, considering its location has been barren lands when it comes to cafes serving specialty coffee and clean eats. This Glen Waverley […]

Coe & Coe

  Coe & Coe is the second café for brothers Damian and Nathan. I first met the boys at their Port Melbourne’s spot, Rocco & Coe, which is in the same building as the internationally renowned Skate/Surf/Street brand Globe, and Uncle Rocco’s Barber shop.  Coe & Coe opened last year, and is burrowed in an […]