There’s no such thing as a soft opening my friend far from famished observed at breakfast the other morning, especially if you have a reputation like St ALi. We were at St ALi North, and discussing the reaction on Urbanspoon to Sal Malatesta’s latest coffee haven. Seems like the plans have taken a long time [...]
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The Greenhouse by Joost is a pop-up restaurant with a difference, a “disposable” project if you will, designed to show us how to re-use recycle and reduce waste.
Six or seven years ago I lived in (north) North Fitzroy. A bit of a wasteland, the Loaded Dog hotel had recently closed and food and entertainment options close to hand were few and far between.
A new coffee shop, Growers Espresso, opened on the corner of St Georges Road and Holden street, serving locally roasted Australian grown coffee. My initial thoughts were … blergh – Australian grown coffee? locally roasted?? why would you bother? Ten years ago, my Melbourne, and my tastebuds were very much directed towards strong, bitter, Italian roasted espresso blends.
A sweet little cafe with a fine selection of cakes, and some delicious sandwiches.
The Estelle changed hands in May 2011. I’ve visited The Estelle numerous times now dear reader, but I have to admit, not only because of my dedication and commitment to bringing you the full and balanced reviews of the best establishments in town. No, I must admit, the coffee is awfully good, and it’s only [...]
We popped in to Seven Seeds again this morning as promised. It is between my place and JB’s so we do drive past it fairly regularly. Coffee was much better today – delicious in fact, and they has keen beavers chatting to folk as they came in the door, much improved. But 10 mins for [...]
Melbourne’s hottest new bright shiny coffee house in Carlton didn’t push any happy buttons for me today unfortunately. I was a bit excited by the buzz, and Melbourne Gastronome’s blogand the fact it was a sibling to Brother Baba Budan, but still I was a bit underwhelmed. I found the space a bit difficult I [...]
A lazy Saturday morning beckoned, and a trip to The Commoner seemed to be the order of the day, but alas, when we arrived the door was firmly shut. A quick scan through the mental rolodex of places I’ve always meant to get to, but haven’t - Birdman Eating. It’s not far away, the parking gods are on our [...]