Imagine being stuck in the beautiful (ha) industrial area of Alexandria on an early weekend morning having not yet had breakfast. I bet you’re feeling pretty miserable right now. I was too, until, like an oasis in the desert, I stumbled upon The Grounds. What is The Grounds, I hear you say? Well, it may […]
Jai Pyne spent a good seven years as frontman of (arguably) one of Australia’s best indie bands – The Paper Scissors. Now that band is done and dusted, he’s allowing another passion to shine through. We caught up with Jai to talk all about his newish Sydney cafe Fleetwood Macchiato, located in inner-city Erskineville, and his love affair with everyone’s favourite pick me up.
Leaves. Love hearts. Smiley faces. I’m easily impressed when it comes to creative baristas etching cute decorations on top of my morning latte. But Taiwanese coffee shop, Let’s Café, certainly takes the cake by printing their customers’ own photos onto ordered coffees. It’s all thanks to an elite coffee machine that uses cocoa powder, latte […]
On a very cold and rainy Melbourne afternoon, after getting caught in the drizzle, I was hanging for a nice strong coffee and toasty warm bagel, so I pulled out my trusty iPhone and found the perfect place: Manchester Press. The converted industrial space is tucked away in Rankins Lane (like any good Melbourne institution) […]
Some of you may have seen this ad in The Age, as well as in bus and tram stops throughout Melbourne a couple of months ago. Founded by eco-artist Joost Bakker, SILO By Joost has been featured in The Age and Epicure a few times now. Read more here.
This is where I get my daily caffeine fix in North Melbourne. Set up by a couple of designers turned cafe owners, they make, in my opinion, the best coffee in Melbourne without the coffee snobbery and they also have an impressive menu to boot.
Until recently I didn’t realize you could become a loyalist to your barista. If you’ve discovered one good coffee roaster, where’s the need to discover another, right? Wrong. I now know what it feels like to “cheat” on your barista. Corduroy is much more than your typical hole-in-the-wall espresso joint. Nestled on Foster street in […]
Ponyfish Island is hidden under the Elizabeth Street Footbridge in Melbourne and surrounded by the muddy water of the Yarra River. The island is a great place to grab a bite to eat, drink a coffee or sink a few beers. A collaboration between Grant Smillie, Jerome Borazio and Andrew Mackinnon, Ponyfish Island has an […]
A soot black shophouse basking in the sun just looks glorious. Especially when it also has an open black and white wooden porch smack in front of it. That’s how I found myself lured into Artistry, a cafe-bar-restaurant, part art space in Singapore that recently set up base at the first floor of said shophouse. According to co-owner Prashant Somosundram, the porch, massive communal table and stools were upcycled and custom-built with wood salvaged from replica kampong huts that were torn down in Geylang Serai’s Malay Village. The textures are great.
Every Monday is a standing Le Falco work date with my creative partner. Boasting an esthetic of clean lines, polished concrete, natural wood accents, and exposed incandescent lighting, it’s hard not to develop a crush. Designed with designers in mind, complete with broad communal worktables, this eyrieis the perfect place to rekindle your work ethic, tucked in the heart of Montreal’s Mile End.
We can always rely on Japan to bring a little bit of weird to our everyday lives, and they’ve just brought it to our daily coffee fix. The Soineya ‘co-sleeping specialty shop’ is allowing visitors to sleep with the girl of their dreams for around $80. And we mean, literally, sleeping. The cafe is located […]
When we tour anywhere outside of Melbourne, I generally feel pretty lost for café options. Except in Brisbane. Apples on Ainsworth is an amazing little café tucked away in Salisbury, about 20 minutes from the central business district. They have awesome coffee and ridiculously good breakfasts. Yes, the thought of the chilli relish on the eggs is actually making my mouth water. Yum.