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 […]

Fordham’s Milk Bar

I remember a time when there was a milk bar on every other corner, and I was quite literally like a kid in a candy store every time I visited one. Times have changed, and milk bars are a rarity now with the influx of 24 hour convenience stores and service stations. However, I still […]

Arboretum Kitchen and Pantry

In an area surrounded by streets named after trees, Arboretum was a fitting title for Jamie Graham and Juan Tabares to christen their first café. They both travelled across the seas to make Australia home- Jamie from Scotland, and Juan from Colombia bringing with them the cuisine and goodness from their ‘motherlands’, and wrap it […]

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, […]