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

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Kettle Black crew to roast their own coffee brew

Pourover coffee at Top Paddock.

They've had a string of cafe successes. Now the team behind Three Bags Full, Two Birds One Stone, Top Paddock and Kettle Black have new projects on the boil.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Dec 01 23:30:00 EST 2014

Mama Bear pair open Naughty Boy cafe in Carlton

Breakfast croquettes at Naughty Boy.

This hard to pigeonhole Princes Hill cafe is naughty but oh-so-nice.

Food News | Espresso | Wed Nov 26 10:00:00 EST 2014

Chef Nick Stanton quits Nieuw Amsterdam for Carlton's Five Points Deli and Longhorn Saloon

Start spreading the news: Chef Nick Stanton has left Nieuw Amsterdam for a New York-inspired project in Carlton.

Chef Nick Stanton leaves Nieuw Amsterdam to create New York-style fare in Carlton.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Nov 24 23:30:00 EST 2014

Lobster roll specialist Mr Claws is ready to roll

Lobster roll from Mr Claws.

The Huxtaburger team open a Mr Claws pop-up in Collingwood.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Nov 24 23:30:00 EST 2014

Victorian coffee van shortlisted for design award

Eye-catching: Coffee Peddlr's Citroen H van.

Coffee Peddlr's retro yellow coffee van has been shortlisted in the Eat Drink Design Awards.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 18 21:00:00 EST 2014

Henrietta's Chicken Shop pops up at Queenscliff pub

Roast chicken.

Rotisserie chicken pop-up will operate upstairs at Queenscliff's Esplanade Hotel this summer.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Nov 17 23:30:00 EST 2014

Social Kitchen cooking school pops up at market

Pop-up cooking school the Social Kitchen is part of the Queen Victoria Market's revitalisation strategy.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Nov 03 23:30:00 EST 2014

Simon Denton and team open Kappo in Melbourne CBD

Miyuki Nakahara, Takashi Omi, Kentaro Usami and Simon Denton at newly renamed Kappo.

It's out with Nama Nama and in with Kappo, focusing on seasonal ingredients.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Oct 27 23:30:00 EST 2014

Expat chef Greg Malouf opens restaurant in Dubai

Glamorous: inside Cle Dubai.

Former Melbourne chef Greg Malouf has unveiled his latest project, Cle Dubai, a glamorous 250-seater in Dubai's bustling financial district.

Food News | Espresso | Wed Oct 22 12:21:25 EST 2014

Footscray's Station Hotel changes hands

Sean Donovan has sold the Station Hotel.

Chef Sean Donovan and his business partner have sold to publican Mike Dixon.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 21 00:00:00 EST 2014

CBD basement restaurant Brooks appoints new manager

Duck, cherry, caramelised milk skin at Brooks.

Hospitality professional Bryan Lloyd is joining CBD basement restaurant Brooks as general manager.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Oct 20 21:30:00 EST 2014

Celebrated New York chef Dan Barber heading to Australia

Chef Dan Barber, from Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York, will be a key attraction at next year's Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

Influential chef Dan Barber, of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York, visits Australia for the first time as a key attraction at next year's Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

Food News | Espresso | Thu Oct 16 10:00:00 EST 2014

B'Stilla spin-off brings Moroccan street food to Fitzroy

Jason Jones is opening a Fitzroy spin-off from his South Yarra Moroccan restaurant B'Stilla.

Chef Jason Jones is extending his B'Stilla brand, opening up shop in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

Food News | Espresso | Wed Oct 15 16:15:30 EST 2014

Step through The Archway to new food community in Flinders Lane

The Archway tenants.

A cluster of niche food businesses will open over the next month beside The Grain Store cafe.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Oct 13 23:30:00 EST 2014

San Telmo hosts street fiesta in Meyers Place

Beef short ribs at San Telmo.

San Telmo (the Melbourne restaurant) brings you a street party straight out of San Telmo (the Argentine city) on Sunday.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 07 00:00:00 EST 2014

Jason Jones to open Moroccan street food eatery

Jason Jones of B'Stilla and Mamasita.

The chef behind Mamasita and B'Stilla is planning a restaurant in Fitzroy.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 07 00:00:00 EST 2014

Carlton Soap Bar Laundrette combines coffee and washing

Soap Bar Launderette in Carlton features a cafe.

Carlton coin laundry Soap Bar Laundrette features a small cafe serving Sensory Lab coffee, Storm in a Teacup tea, cakes and sandwiches.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 07 00:00:00 EST 2014

Tarts with a twist: T by LuxBite to open in Melbourne CBD

A selection of LuxBite tarts.

Pair behind South Yarra patisserie Luxbite is opening an outlet specialising in old-school tarts with an Asian twist.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 07 00:00:00 EST 2014

Entries open for Melbourne Salami Festa 2014


More than 60 amateur salami makers will compete for Melbourne's best home-made salami title.

Food News | Espresso | Wed Oct 01 09:40:12 EST 2014

Learn how to make your own haloumi at Drysdale Cheeses class

Barbecued haloumi.

Drysdale Cheeses are hosting a pair of cheesemaking classes this month.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Sep 30 00:00:00 EST 2014