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ESPRESSO

By Hilary McNevin

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Hilary McNevin brings you the inside stories from Melbourne's dining scene in the column Espresso.

Read more Espresso entries below:

Wild about East Timorese coffee

Wild Timor Coffee met their fundraising target.

Crowd-sourcing campaign to fund a Melbourne cafe and retail space for Wild Timor Coffee meets its target.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Viva las vegans: New vegan grocery opens in Preston

Vegan groceries.

The closure of Brunswick's Radical Grocery has been offset by the opening of Mad Cowgirls Vegan Grocery in Preston.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: Public Life

The pair were behind cafe Little Byrd.

Union Road in Ascot Vale is gaining momentum as a food hub with new bar Public Life joining the strip.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Piccolo: Melbourne bites

Mirka Continental Bistro has been sold.

Mirka Continental Bistro sold; a second A1 Bakery; Lake House's annual producers day and more.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: House of Refreshment

Relaxed style: Steve Miller at his House of Refreshment.

Steve Miller aka Handsome Steve is back with a new House of Refreshment in Fitzroy.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Brazilian restaurant arrives on scene

Carving out a niche: A slice of South America at Viva Brazil.

Churrascaria (barbecue steakhouse) and Brazilian barbecue Viva Brazil opens in Prahran.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: The Kitchen, Weylandts

The Kitchen at Weylandts, Abbotsford.

Stylish South African furniture store Weylandts has opened its first Australian store - and cafe - in Abbotsford.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Lot 347 and Two Row open on Smith Street

Little Creatures will feature at Lot 347.

Smith Street is shaping up as a craft beer hub with the emergence of two neighbouring beer-focused bars.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Walter's Wine Bar site to become an Italian restaurant

Walter's Wine Bar, Southgate.

Southgate restaurant Tutto Bene is opening a second Southgate restaurant, Artusi, on the site of the much-loved Walter's Wine Bar.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Vue de Monde shakes up degustation structure

Head chef Cory Campbell is shaking things up at Vue de Monde.

Vue de Monde is overturning the time-honoured progression from lighter to heavier dishes.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Windsor Hotel breakfast buffet gets the boot

Gentle shake-up: Chefs 
Joel Alderson (left) and Benat Alonso.

It's out with the breakfast buffet and in with a la carte brekkies at the Hotel Windsor.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Jacques Reymond baton passed at Woodland House

Jacques Reymond (centre) with Thomas Woods (left) and Hayden McFarland (right).

Thomas Woods and Hayden McFarland have survived their first test: entertaining former boss Jacques Reymond.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Free butter-making demonstration and caviar discussion

The Duchess of Spotswood is hosting free demonstrations.

The Duchess of Spotswood is hosting Pierre Issa (aka Pepe Saya) and caviar farmer Nicholas Gorman.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Touche Hombre Electrica and Le Joint close

Davis Yu outside Touche Hombre.

Davis Yu's South Yarra restaurant and city bar won't be reopening this year.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

Pushing the envelope: Cooking legends star on stamps

Cooks Stephanie Alexander, Margaret Fulton and Kylie Kwong will feature on a new set of stamps.

A set of stamps from Australia Post will feature the faces of five of Australia's most influential cooks.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

Iain 'Huey' Hewitson opens South Melbourne diner

The Huey Burger at Big Huey's Diner.

The chef and restaurateur's new venue Big Huey's Diner is dedicated to 1950s and '60s rock'n'roll.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: Counter

A coffee from Counter's sibling, Auction Rooms.

Small cafe opens directly across the road from its older sibling, Auction Rooms.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

Cheese please: two new cheese shops to open

Cheeses made by Sabrina and Katia Cappadocio.

Artisan cheese shops are coming to Essendon and St Kilda.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

What's on in Melbourne this month

Madame Brussels, Huxtaburger and Batlow CIder have joined forces.

Events that cater to those who wish to eat, drink and write are springing up over the summer months.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 14 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: Nieuw Amsterdam

Just Nieuw: Michael Roszbach in Nieuw Amsterdam.

Late-night restaurant-bar Nieuw Amsterdam is inspired by all things American, particularly New York City.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 14 03:00:00 EST 2014