My Kingdom for a Horse

“A horse a horse, my kingdom for a horse!” A visit to Adelaide wouldn’t be complete without dropping in to see the team at My Kingdom for a Horse. I first came to this vibrant café a year ago, and remember thinking…. ‘with a name like this, the owners must be fans of a Shakespearean […]

No. 19 Society

Husband and wife duo, Domenic and Diana Caruso, have done it again. They’ve brought a touch of class to Ascot Vale, and it’s nothing short of marvellous on all fronts. The name itself, No. 19 Society, is a nod to the couple’s very popular Essendon cafe, St Rose, which is located at number 19 Rose […]

Top Paddock

Home Sweet Home. After some time away, it’s always nice to settle back in with some Melbourne style coffee. Where else but Top Paddock, one of Melbourne’s most popular cafes. The line out the door every morning is a sure sign of how busy this Church Street spot can get. Thankfully I get in early, […]

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 […]

The A Team Kitchen

When I heard a new café named A Team opened in Watsonia last month, the first thing that went through my mind was Mr T, aka. Baracus, and his three former commando buddies that made up the popular “A-team” series I used to watch as a child. Once I dragged my mind back to reality, […]


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. […]

580 Bench 

Ultimate simplicity equals purity” – Jiro Ono. Soaking up the serene surrounds of 580 Bench. Located in an office building foyer, you won’t find hype and hysteria here. Rather, you will discover meticulously crafted coffee, and a minimalist space that’s saturated in natural light. The white marble bench sets the scene for this polished setting, […]