Nestled in Rhodes, this part-cafe, part-art gallery is a creative, collaborative space that will no doubt inspire anyone who walks through its charcoal doors. What do we mean by that? Well, creator Ron Chen aims to connect people through artistic forms of interiors and food. So, the food is served on sculptor Denise McDonald’s crockery, and local artists’ wares are on display on the back wall of the café like a mini gallery.
The space has an industrial feel, with large cement pillars and neon installation-style lights throughout. Food-wise, the menu is a mix of cultures, with subtle fine dining skills. Traditional cafe classics are given a multicultural twist, like the matcha green tea and red bean pancakes made from a meringue dough, and the good ol’ smashed avo on toast is paired with Japanese sweet corn miso and furikake seasoning. See? Sounds delish, doesn’t it?
The coffee is provided serious by coffee veterans, Enmore’s Black Market Roasters, so you know you’ll be in good hands.