1 October: Sauced Pasta Bar, 42 Fitzroy St, St Kilda
St Kilda’s historic ‘Mirka’s at Tolarno Hotel’, once the site of one of Melbourne’s most famous gallery/café by artist Mirka Mora, will be given new life and re-emerge as the third location for rapidly-expanding casual dining offering, Sauced Pasta Bar.
Offering a new take on fresh, pan cooked pasta that doesn’t skimp on authenticity, Sauced Pasta Bar will breathe new life into the ageing strip of Fitzroy St, St. Kilda.
17 October: The Crux & Co Patisserie, 27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne CBD
Following their hugely successful opening in June, The Crux & Co is set to open their new City Patisserie Shop to delight the hearts of all in Melbourne.
Head pastry Chef Louise MK Lee is creating his delicious and delicate éclairs, macarons, varrine, petit gateau and pastries including the croissant-bagel ‘crogle’ to be the main event at the City store. All desserts and pastries will be made fresh daily at their Albert Road location and transported to the Little Collins store.
Off Swan, 33 Waverley St, Richmond
New coffee shop within a communal business space in Richmond – just off booming Swan St. The cafe is run by Bean to Melbourne. Amazing coffee and tasty snacks for lunch too.
It’s housed within the Cycle Collective building where there is a spin studio, pilates and a contemporary myotherapy clinic called The Musculoskeletal Co.
re-opening end of October: Squisito, 1 Theatre Pl, Canterbury
Canterbury continues to expand its culinary palette with the re-launch of the Squisito restaurant. After a six-month hiatus, due to unexpected and extensive flooding incident, Squisito is open again with gusto and a few surprises.
With no other Mediterranean restaurant in Canterbury and surrounding areas, Squisito transcends the authentic flavours, ingenuity and urban charm of the Mediterranean region, especially with the fusion of Italian, Spanish and French cuisines with a peppering of the not-so-common flavours from Malta.