Percy’s Aeroplane

At the heart of Percy’s Aeroplane is a bright yellow La Marzocco Linea PB; and much like a pilot- head barista/owner Alex Jiang is the soul of this Kew café. Originally opened by Wes Lim, Percy’s Aeroplane was named after a World War 2 pilot who lived in Kew. A vintage model plane hangs above […]

Fordham’s Milk Bar

I remember a time when there was a milk bar on every other corner, and I was quite literally like a kid in a candy store every time I visited one. Times have changed, and milk bars are a rarity now with the influx of 24 hour convenience stores and service stations. However, I still […]

Miss Marmalade

‘Miss Marmalade’ has been a resident of Brunswick for over 6 years now, and has gracefully preserved the charm of the Victorian terrace building she resides in.  The historic structure has a rendered façade, with tiled surrounds and a classic skillion verandah. Graeme Baker has been at this Union Street site for almost three years […]

The Spot

“Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot”. Even as far back as the 4th century BC wise folks recognise the importance of finding that ‘special spot’.  It seems serendipitous that Khalil and Rim Qubbaj generated their own happiness at the start of 2016, by way of ‘The Spot’. Neither one […]

Arboretum Kitchen and Pantry

In an area surrounded by streets named after trees, Arboretum was a fitting title for Jamie Graham and Juan Tabares to christen their first café. They both travelled across the seas to make Australia home- Jamie from Scotland, and Juan from Colombia bringing with them the cuisine and goodness from their ‘motherlands’, and wrap it […]

Zest Coffee Event

“People with good intentions make promises. People with good character keep them” Last month I made the promise to share any coffee event brought to my attention, and that I will. On Monday night, the Zest team are holding an event to showcase some very promising coffee. It seems while we’ve all been busy enjoying […]

Neon Beatniks

“Live by example, not by declaration”.     Kirsten Taylor has opened her second café, and has spared no effort to make it as welcoming as possible. If her first café (Hopper & Joe) is the pretty little girl of the family, then Neon Beatniks is the strapping big boy. It features darker tones, ample […]