Melbourne Coffee Event 

Building a Better Future As promised, I’m sharing a coffee event for all roasters, baristas, cafe owners, coffee connoisseurs & anyone who cares about the future of coffee. ‘Building a better Future’ is brought to us by the lovely folks at Minas Hill Coffee.  They’ve teamed up with prominent members of the coffee industry,  such […]

A Thousand Blessings

The greatest gift of all, is to be a ‘blessing.’ In the case of Evelyn and Phoebe, they are ‘A Thousand Blessings’. It’s almost 10 years since the mother/daughter duo opened their doors in this Richmond Street, and they’ve obviously been blessed with the gift of longevity. They lead by example, and have created an […]

Good Neighbours

They say “a good neighbour is a priceless treasure”. The folks of Balwyn North have just received their own piece of treasure, in the form of a brand new café. ‘Good Neighbours’ plan to be just that- Good Neighbours, with coffee of course. Owner operator Jessie Hyejung hails from one of Mt Waverley’s favourite neighbours, […]

Light Years

Introducing Hawthorns newest café: Light Years. It’s brought to us by the team from Journeyman in Windsor, and has been masterfully designed by Zwei Interiors. I had the pleasure of attending their opening, and sampled some of Dukes Coffees special release beans. The experience was light years beyond anything I could ever have anticipated. All […]


If you wander down Ridgeway place, you’ll soon find Liaison Café. It sits at the base of Monaco House, a 4 storey building that’s a geometric work of art. Opposite is the prominent Melbourne Club, an exclusive mens’ club dating back to the 1800s, which became the inspiration for the café’s name. The original owners of […]


I’ve visited hundreds of cafes over the years, and have often wondered what makes some last the test of time, while others struggle to survive. Wally Dabab and Jason Lay seem to know the key to success, considering their Newport spot ‘Leroys managed to survive a ‘once in a lifetime storm’ last year… It not […]

Axil 50 Lonsdale Steeet 

Born in Hawthorn circa 2011, Axil has since spread its wings and opened venues at Chadstone the Fashion Capital, Bridge Road Richmond, and the top end of Melbourne’s CBD. They now have a pop up coffee bar on the ground floor of the award winning “Urban Workshop” office tower. Located at 50 Lonsdale Street, this […]