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 […]

Stray Beans

Growing up, Emeline Issa watched her mother use natural ingredients in her skin care regime. As she became an adult and started using mainstream care products, she realised the natural option was always better value, and had greater results. So came the idea to create a body scrub that exfoliates, hydrates, and moisturises the skin. […]

Project Black Cafe

Angus Shen brings a wealth of experience and an abundance of passion, to the outer eastern suburb of Mitcham, with the establishment of his second café ‘Project Black’. Having manager cafes, and worked at major roasters like St Ali, Angus accumulated essential skills and wherewithal, to know just how to create a venue people feel […]

Cote Terra

I’ve seen epic, then I saw this… and realised I aint seen nothing yet. This was too good not to share. My local café has just updated their menu, and they now offer Fresh Water Lobster with Squid Ink Pasta. It’s one even my nonna would move mountains for! Squid has long been a traditional […]

Good Times Milk Bar

Let the Good Times Roll! They say good times become great memories. I believe it! A visit to Good Times Milk Bar has left me with nothing but great memories. Brent Scales and Brett Louis have spent the past two years converting an existing milk bar and adjoining dwelling into Bentleigh’s hottest new café. They […]

Bean in the Woods

Meeting Billy Halvagis, owner of Bean in the Woods, has definitely been a highlight of my coffee adventures over the years. There’s a beautiful story behind this Ringwood café, and it does warrant the time to be told. Billy opened Bean in the Woods in honour of his sister, Mersina. Those who are old enough […]