Industry Beans cafe and roastery are moving to new larger, brighter and better Fitzroy homes

Industry Beans welcomes guests to its new cafe and roastery in a Fitzroy warehouse today, after more than six months of pouring coffee into takeaway cups while construction was completed. After leaving their former warehouse 200 meters away, the team has opted for a much lighter palette and a larger footprint on the new Westgarth … Read more

Kata Kita brings Indonesia’s lesser known dishes to the heart of Melbourne

The family behind fast-casual Indonesian diner Yoi offers an even deeper look at the food in their home country with the second restaurant Kata Kita, which opened on Friday in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD with a diverse spread of dishes from the archipelago. “Our family is committed to transforming the experience of Indonesian food … Read more

Ambitious new distillery, bar and dining room Hickson House Distilling Co. is ready to rock

The first hospitality venues in a major summer season line up at the starting line, Hickson House Distilling Co. at The Rocks, one of Sydney’s more ambitious. The expansive distillery, bar and dining room of one of the city’s most experienced teams will not run so dry until its official opening next Tuesday, December 7, … Read more

Nomad Melbourne finally welcomes guests to Flinders Lane

The wood-burning stove is finally lit at Nomad’s Melbourne location, and guests enjoy the earthy tones of the updated Ezard room, as one of the city’s most long-lasting restaurant openings has finally come true. Nomad’s Southern Outpost on Flinders Lane, which exports to Sydney, takes the DNA from Chef Jacqui Challinor’s original menus – generous … Read more

Collingwood’s Runner Up leads the herd at the rooftop bar for fun

Collingwood is home to a new, hard-to-find rooftop bar, Runner Up, great on music, Italian amari and natural wine, and low on tough drinks or fanfare. Friends Liam Alexander, Carolo Colosimo, Kevin McDowell, Benny Rausa, Tom Shanahan and Justin Tolliday have been working at the bar at Collingwood Yards for most of this year, purchasing … Read more

San Francisco-style mammoth burritos await in the Mission District of Ripponlea

“People told me it would be the most stressful thing I’ve ever done to open a restaurant,” says the relentless Tom Davies, owner of the burrito joint Mission District, which has just launched in Ripponlea, next door to Attica. “They clearly have not worked in the film industry.” Davies is a television commercial producer who … Read more

Laurus restaurant launches in Carlton with a fresh take on South Chinese cuisine

Amid Melbourne’s violent launches of restaurants and bars, Laurus quietly opened last week, bringing modern South Chinese food to the city’s end of Victoria Street in Carlton. The 110-seat restaurant represents a number of innovations for 25-year-old chef Roger Lu (ex-Sezar and The Atlantic). This is the first time Lu has run a kitchen, served … Read more