Before you even walk inside Lux Foundry you know it’s going to be one of the most Melbourne cafes you’ve ever been to.
Located inside a heritage-listed warehouse (which once served as home to the Lux Oven Company), the exposed brick, warm pendant lighting and hanging plants make for one highly Instagrammable café. Not to mention the dishes here are undoubtedly beautiful.
For a slightly unconventional take on the trusty poached egg, we suggest trying the crispy poached eggs served with chilli caramel jam and Asian salad on seeded sourdough. We’ll take two serves thank you.
The coffee here is courtesy of Proud Mary and the hot chocolate comes from Mörk and is basically just 50 per cent dark chocolate—we’re not complaining.
On the weekends, be prepared to line up, because this place gets packed very quickly. But when you have options like Pork Belly Bao with pickled cucumber, tamarind sauce and fermented chilli mayo as a reward, the wait doesn’t seem quite so long.
They’re one of our favourite hang-outs for those Sundays spent nursing a post-Saturday night headache. See you in line.
Image credit: Lux Foundry