Murrumbeena is a suburb that doesn’t pop up too often on the new café openings list, but that has changed this month with the opening of Levi on Railway Parade.
Levi comes to you from the minds of Harry Butler—of Frank’s in Cheltenham—Lucas Sproson—Hallelujah Coffee—and Kellie Buntz, so you know there’s plenty of experience at the helm.
The space Levi occupies is a former denim and textile factory that has been converted into a light, bright café space that’s perfect for everything from a business meeting, to a brunch with the family.
“Rather than push a particular demographic or agenda with the venue, we’ve tried to create a space that’s simply here to serve our community in whatever capacity they see fit to use it.” says Butler.
On the tools in the kitchen is head chef Emma Jefferey who comes to Levi having formerly been head chef at Gilson, and Mammoth in Armadale. On the menu, you’ll find instant classics like the Pavlova which is served with poached peaches, hot white chocolate mousse, vanilla cream, and mandarine granita, or the Chicken Roll that’s filled with hot roast chicken, stuffing, chips, fried chicken skin, and house-made gravy.
Levi was designed by Ewert Leaf who have taken advantage of the enormous filling it with banquette seating, private dining areas, and indoor and outdoor zones that will keep everyone happy no matter the weather. There’s a retractable roof outside, and a child-friendly entertainment room to keep the little ones happy while you tuck into a well-earned brunch.
Image credit: Simon Shiff