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 […]

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 […]

63 Degrees

While in Geelong, I paid 63 Degrees a visit, and found they’ve had a makeover. Owner Simon Bryant opened this Pakington Street corner spot almost a decade ago. He named the café in honour of the ideal temperature milk should be steamed when making a latte. It originally had a rustic feel, with black walls, […]


MOM (Market on Malvern) is a new café that focuses on wellbeing, and sees food as medicine. The venue itself is linked to a fully functioning integrative medicine practice, so wellbeing is central to their existence. MOM endorses the belief that there is a connection between body and mind, and what you eat influences both. […]

Two Feet First

I’ve often thought the area between Highett and Frankston is unfertile grounds for specialty coffee cafes.  Chelsea sits in the middle of these two suburbs, and 30kms away from Melbourne’s coffee saturated CBD. It’s best known for its beach with a scenic views of the Mornington peninsula, and becomes a popular spot over the summer […]

Humble Rays

Humble Rays are having their soft opening this week, and I dropped by to see the much anticipated café. The pair behind this Bouverie Street spot, Gough Amontha and Sutinee (Tinee) Suntivatana, moved to Melbourne from Hobart, where they used to run Honey Badger cafe. They found a former motorcycle store that had a black […]