Did Someone Say Dine In?
2020 has been a very long and hard year for the hospitality industry. There’s been a lot of uncertainty as to when cafes and restaurants can operate at a 100% capacity and many have crumbled due to financial constraints.
With restrictions slightly easing and with a date for the hospitality industry to come back to dine-in, we’ve compiled a list of cafes our team will be lining up to (socially distanced) and we thought this might inspire you to get out there and check them out – once it’s ok to do so! Keep updated with the easing of restriction here.
Our Top Cafe Picks:
Not your usual sandwich shop. They’re simple and have only 6 items to choose from but don’t let that underwhelm you! The meat for the wagyu pastrami sandwich comes from Meatsmith, while the ham, cheese and tomato sandiwch uses mortadella, mozzarella and provolone! Think fresh and fast! Although fast food has been synonymous with unhealthy and greasy, to Hector it’s delicious, convenient and approachable.
- Location: 1/94 Buckingham St, Richmond
By the same owner of Trei, Sardi & Muharam, Fourth Chapter is Sarah Jane’s fourth cafe. The cafe is bright, airy and covered in hanging plants. The menu focuses on a healthy approach, balancing brunch, indulgence and health. They even offer the full range of T2 teas and have on offer your choice of dairy, soy, coconut or almond milk!
- Location: 385 High St, Prahran
Situated in a heritage-listed building, Lux Foundry has been a local favourite for over 10 years, offering innovative dishes using locally sourced ingredients. The best part? They have an expansive courtyard perfect for sunny days and are even dog friendly!
- Location: 21 Hope St, Brunswick
Jack and Daisy
Located on a quiet street in Pascoe Vale, this cafe is anything but! The atmosphere is cheerful and busy, filled with young couples and families happily eating and chatting away.
- Location: 152B Cumberland Rd, Pascoe Vale
Located in a heritage-listed, original telephone exchange building on Will Street, Operate 25 is the perfect example of east meets west. Their menu is infused with both Asian and Western flavours. Their coffees do not disappoint either! Featuring Code Black Coffee, they offer the classic espresso-based drinks as well as alternative brews!
- Location: 25 Wills St, Melbourne
Sister cafe of Operator 25, Middletown brings you a pleasant dining experience with sophistication where classic flavours meet modern technique. Just like Operator 25, they’re passionate about their coffee!
- Location: 229 High St, Prahran
Which cafes are you most excited to visit? Leave a comment below!