South of Johnston, the latest recruit to south side’s cafe culture, is a cool, classy and sophisticated space set just behind smith street, south of Johnston! The space, an old converted valve-repackaging factory, is Stuart McKenzie (aka Mart Cafe Middle Park) and Simon Carver’s (Carver Design) latest love of contemporary food and style. Classic breakfast … Continue reading

Eat – Sydney Road’s NEW Albert Street Food & Wine Store

Albert Street Food & Wine Store is Sydney road’s latest Melbourne eatery founded and managed by Ruth Giffney (L’odeon & Bluebird London, Longrain & Coast Sydney) and Stuart Brookshaw (Icebergs, Salt & Kirkton) in collaboration with international pastry chef Phillippa Sibley (aka Harveys London, La Cote Saint Jacques France, Est Est, Est, Luxe & Ondine). The atmosphere, … Continue reading

Eat – Joost’s Greenhouse

Carefully Considered Choices for Joost Make his Sydney Greenhouse a Raging Success! The foliage-covered building that first popped up in Melbourne’s Federation Square in 2008, and which has done a six week stint at Sydney’s Circular Quay, instills its values of environmental friendliness on any passers-by who so much as look in its direction. Every … Continue reading

Eat – Stokehouse Brisbane

Stokehouse St Kilda owners Frank & Sharon Van Haandel are due to open Stokehouse Brisbane on Melbourne Cup Day at South Bank in Brisbane later this month. The 120 seat restaurant will be managed by Peter McMahon, whom many of you will know from Circa Restaurant at The Prince hotel St Kilda, and include a … Continue reading

Eat – Hobba Coffee & Kitchen

Hobba is the new project from coffee guru Gerrick Numan, head chef Josh Powell, whose pedigree includes stints at Vue de Monde, Circa and famed UK eatery Fat Duck, and Simon McNamara whose business acumen was previously utilised at Grill’d and Boost. Offering delicious cafe food, the aim of Hobba is “to undersell and over-deliver”. Void of unwanted … Continue reading