The Gap Cafe

The gap between owning and admiring. Greyhound Victoria have filled that gap with the opening of their King Street Café. The Gap Café is the first of its kind in this café obsessed city; dog friendly, and a breeding ground for greyhound adoption (Pardon the pun). It’s founded on an initiative aimed at improving public […]

Plain Sailing

It’s always been smooth sailing down Elwood way, a tranquil costal suburb only 8 kilometres south of Melbourne. The team that recently moved left of field, have now cast their anchor at this beachside community. In line with their archetypal use of idioms when naming cafes (Left Field, Short Straw, Timber Timber) the owners of […]

Clubhouse Malvern

‘Meet you at the Nineteenth’. That’s the catch cry Julien Moussi, Kristy-Lea Moussi, Adam Vocale, Stuart Deva, Ben Argentino and Nicky Campbell sound at their latest venue on Malvern Road. The Clubhouse opened its doors this week, and much like a golfer approaches the greens, the venue’s pitch draws attention to themes of ease and […]

Stepping Stone Phase 1.5

Great News, folks: Stepping Stone have extended their hours, and are now serving Natural Wine and Cocktails! It’s phase 1.5 of the Stepping Stone project, and as far as I’m concerned, it’s their best yet. A cafe focused on Coffee, Natural Wine, Healthy Eats, and Dogs…. All bases covered. Natural wines will rotate regularly, but […]

Sibling Spice

Siblings are special gifts given to us by nature. The Siblings of Carnegie come with a ‘hint of spice, and everything nice’. When Bee Ekkittibutr and husband James Sorataworn took up the baton of their family’s restaurant, Paradai Thai, they built on a dynasty their forebears had nurtured for a decade. This paved the way […]

Riddik

George Kelzi and Andrew Wagner have struck gold, out in Templestowe Lower. Following the success of their Richmond cafes 7 Gram & Pennyhouse, they’ve taken to the North Eastern suburbs, and brought that inner city vibe with them. With an interior curated by the style gurus at Studio Equator, and an epic mural by street […]

Sloane Ranger

If Sloane Ranger feels familiar, then you’ve probably been to BAWA in Hawthorn. This Cremorne space flanks Richmond Station, and displays the hospital know-how of its owner Shri Bhagwandas’. With a name inspired by trendy upper-class Londoners from ‘Sloane Square’, Sloane Ranger boasts a classy yet industrial style interior with a lofty ceiling, and an […]