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” […]

No. 84 

Being charming requires charisma and time, and Agi Nolan of ‘No.84’ has been rather busy for the past few years at this sparkling jewel in the Albert Park crown. Her fetching smile is the first thing to greet you upon entry, followed by entering into an alluring space, decorated with an array of hanging greenery, […]

The Odd Room

Cheltenham was a sleepy hollow when it came to coffee; that was until 2014, when Yuko and Andrew Affandi opened the ‘Odd Room’ on Bay Road. Both had dipped their toes in the hospitality industry throughout their lives, but it wasn’t until they decided to open their own café that they jumped into the deep […]

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 […]

Regiment CBD

  Having travelled to and from Sydney for most my life, it’s safe to say the largest city in Australia is pretty much second home to me. Let me make this clear- There is no Melbourne Sydney rivalry in my world. I adore everything about this beautiful city, and now I have another reason too: […]


Who doesn’t like being on vacation, right? Or as us Aussies call it, ‘Holiyays’!   Julian Bedford, Kael Sahely, and Jimmy Tjoeng have teamed up to bring the Vacation to Melbourne city. Many may know these hospitality gurus from Pillar of Salt, Square and Compass, Barry, and Bawa. I actually remember Jimmy from Little Chloe, […]