Mad Ram

This popular outer eastern suburbs café is about to turn one year old, so it seems timely to put the spotlight on Croydon’s favourite Ram. ‘Mad Ram’ is both an acronym for its owners’ names, Mark Andersen and Dan McDonald; and reference to the symbolic meaning of a male sheep. While on a trip to […]

Sunny Side

Just direct your feet to the sunny side of the street ☀ It’s been a momentous year for Jesse Felds. His first son was born 9 weeks ago, and his latest café opened its doors to Heidelberg Heights last month. Sunny Side has a fun loving feel, with a clean beach theme accentuated by Californian […]


‘Don’t Forget the Dreaming Days’. Congratulations Julien & Kristy Moussi, and Jack Franklyn. They’ve taken a former neighbourhood milk bar, and breathed new life into it. Julien and Kristy took ownership of this corner spot two years ago, and today opened its doors to an enormously appreciative local neighbourhood. Upon entering I heard exclamations of […]


The team here promise to bring us good coffee, good food, and good moods. Pinkie is brought to us by Dom & Diana Caruso, the same couple behind No. 19 in Ascot Vale, and St Rose in Essendon. Award-winning interior designer Jean-Pierre Biasol has carefully curated this light filled space, which combines the elegance of black terrazzo, […]

Bentwood Fitzroy

Introducing Melbourne’s latest and hottest café: Bentwood. A year and a half in the making, and it finally opened its doors this week. Bentwood is brought to us by the aptly labelled ‘multimillion-dollar barista’ Julien Moussi, and his team of business gurus. Many Melbournians would know their work from My Other Brother in Camberwell, Penta in Elsternwick, […]

Mister and Miss 

Mont Albert’s most popular resident comes in the form of a contemporary cafe on Whitehorse Road.  Mister + Miss is housed in a former mechanic’s garage, and is named after owners Mr Dennis Chronis & Miss Christina Panettieri. The pair have been in hospitality for over 20 years, and met several years ago when Christina […]

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” […]