From the man who turned a warehouse in a derlict South Melbourne laneway into an award-winning, continually packed café and on-site roasting premises (StAli), and then sold it and did it all over again in an even shitter part of Carlton (Seven Seeds), De Clieu sees Mark Dundon head for the busy pastures of Gertrude Street.
Of course, being a source of coffee to many of Melbourne’s it cafés, the coffee here is familiarly great, while the café-with-a-twist menu provides a few hits and a few misses.
What has people talking most are the large window ledges facing Napier Street – settle in to one with a friend or a book and you’ll soon be back to do it again…
One of those spots you don’t really need to lock your bike up, just prop your wheels against the wall or street sign within eyeshot, wait for a spot on a window ledge and relax.
187 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Tel: 9416 4661
Hours: 7am – 5pm Mon – Fri / Sat-Sun 8am – 5pm