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 […]

The Hub 3070

When George Nerouppos left his management role in the food industry, he was adamant about opening a café where people could meet and feel right at home. His wife Helen had one request- make it child/pram friendly, and large enough to cater for everyone.  And so The Hub was born. With the assistance of The […]


All the stars seem to have aligned for couple Cody Nesbit and Tash Strachan, when they opened their first café with Tash’s sister Chloe last year.  ‘Kodama’, which is named after Japanese spirits made popular in the 1997 film, Princess Mononoke, has undeniably made its mark in Williamstown; and in light of how busy it […]


Sonido screams happiness. This small yet vibrant cafe features a colourful interior, with retro furniture, and traditional Colombian paraphernalia that includes a statue of Baby Jesus and Mother Mary. Located on Fitzroy’s hip Gertrude Street, this seven year old cafe was opened by a Colombian couple that brought their culture to Melbourne’s cafe scene. The moment […]

Terror Twilight

Bedford Street underwent some transformations recently, and is now known as Terror Twilight. It seems Hootan Heydari and Jono Hill decided it was time they turn the Johnston Street all day diner into a health conscious café with food that’s not only food for you, but good to eat. The only remnant from the old […]


“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.” It was only a matter of time before Nick Gardiner opened another café. I first met him back when he was a barista at Woodstock on High Street Armadale, which many of you will now know as MOBY. Nick then teamed up with Jessie Feldy to open Gardiner […]


I first came across the social enterprise STREAT back in 2012, when they were in Flemington. Having a background in Psychology and community service, it was with great delight that I discovered a café that helps disadvantaged youths find their way in life. Coffee and a supportive training academy- two of my favourite things. They […]