My Kingdom for a Horse

“A horse a horse, my kingdom for a horse!” A visit to Adelaide wouldn’t be complete with 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 Shakespearian […]

From on High

This cosy spot on High Street opened its doors back in 2014. It’s part of the collection of cafes owned by hospitality guru, Phil Gijsbers. You may know his other popular spots:  Hard Pressed, Saint James, Pedro, Yorkshire Brewhouse, and Seven Point Espresso in New York. Most of his other cafes have updated their machine […]

Coffeehaus Co

​The latest cafe to hit Huntingdale, is mere walking distance from my home.  For an area thats been void of specialty coffee, the Coffeehaus has filled a rather large gap. It’s just opposite the train station, and bus stop that transports flocks of Monash University students up to the Clayton Campus on Wellington Road. Coffeehaus […]

Black Flat

There are two things I love learning when visiting a café. The first is the meaning behind the name, the second is what drives owners to take the plunge into the coffee industry. Flat Black is one of those spots that makes sense, in every way. Firstly, it’s run by Jordan Harrick, a passionate barista […]

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 […]

Friends of ours

Hello Friend! Stopped by Friends of Ours café, which has been at this busy Mt Alexander Road spot since 2012. It was the white Linea PB and trio of Mythos One grinders that drew me in. Once I was inside, I found a very welcoming and warm space that actually did feel like visiting a […]

Proving Ground

“I dwell in Possibility” – Emily Dickinson. Militarily, a Proving Ground is a facility for testing and experimenting. In South Yarra, it’s where quality coffee meets real food. It’s a well thought out space, that’s full of energy, and has a bright interior designed by Studio Fellow. Coffee in from Industry Beans, and extracted on […]