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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.

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Cecconi's restaurant has a handsome new look

The hatted Italian restaurant receives a clean and sleek makeover.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Apr 08 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: Vietnamese cafes Paperboy Kitchen and Ba'get

Banh mi from Ba'get.

Two Vietnamese newcomers are banging out banh mi and noodles in the CBD.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Apr 01 03:00:00 EST 2014

Emporium's huge 'cafe court' caters for the shopping masses

Earl Canteen's pork belly sandwich.

The Melbourne retail development's 1100-seater food court will feature Earl Canteen, Spud Bar, Jimmy Grants and more.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Mar 31 14:21:15 EST 2014

Stokehouse City to open in May

The Van Haandel Group is moving the Stokehouse into the city, albeit temporarily.

Food News | Espresso | Fri Mar 28 16:24:10 EST 2014

Heston Blumenthal tipped to open Melbourne restaurant

Heston Blumenthal.

Heston Blumenthal is preparing to open a restaurant in Melbourne.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Mar 25 17:41:30 EST 2014

Shannon Bennett to relaunch Observatory Cafe as Jardin Tan

Shannon Bennett.

Vue de Monde's founder is about to take control of the Royal Botanic Gardens' Observatory Cafe.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Mar 25 08:30:13 EST 2014

Hortus Project glasshouse and cafe to open in Docklands

Hortus Project will open later this week.

Coffee roaster Seven Seeds and Utopian Folk collaborate on a temporary cafe at the Docklands waterfront.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Mar 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: Pallino Bar and Clever Polly

One of Thornbury's original 1950s espresso bars is revived, and a new natural wine bar opens in North Melbourne.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Mar 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Upcoming events for Melbourne meat-eaters

Jess Pryles aka Burger Mary.

Fancy Hank's Bar-B-Que's slow-cooked saddleback, the Carnivore's Ball, and Burn City Smokers.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Mar 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

No makeover for Chianti Bistro

New owners have taken a softly-softly approach to Queens Parade stalwart Chianti Bistro since taking over in mid-February.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Mar 18 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: Moor's Head, Elsternwick

Italian-Moorish pizza mashup The Moor's Head opens a southside outlet on the site of former Middle Eastern bakery Manakish.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Mar 18 03:00:00 EST 2014

No-bookings restaurants lead DineSmart 2013 donations

Chin Chin and Mamasita were among the country's top 10 fundraisers during last year's DineSmart campaign.

Food News | Espresso | Fri Mar 14 10:02:19 EST 2014

Pop-up restaurant precinct to open in Melbourne's CBD

Salvatore Malatesta.

Some big names are attached to the temporary food hub which will 'pop-up' at the north-west corner of Collins and Exhibition Streets for the next 12 to 18 months, prior to the site being re-developed.

Food News | Espresso | Thu Mar 13 17:23:28 EST 2014

Andrew McConnell's chef shuffle

Rory Cowcher (left) and Andrew McConnell.

Andrew McConnell restructures some of his top-tier staff as he gears up to transform Golden Fields into a wine bar and bistro.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Mar 11 07:37:45 EST 2014

Earl Canteen to join Emporium

The Earl Canteen sandwich empire continues to grow with a third outlet planned.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Mar 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

Piccolo: Melbourne restaurant bites

A hot cross bun from Baker D Chirico.

Baker D Chirico's hot cross bun pop-up; African street food at Jabili's Kitchen; Stefano's chef opens Black Stump Bistro, and more.

Food News | Espresso | Fri Mar 07 08:44:53 EST 2014

Just open: Goz City

You may have eaten Turkey's famous gozleme flatbreads at markets. Now a stand-alone gozleme store has opened in the CBD.

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

Just open: Johnny Pump

Naomi Pasinetti describes her new Essendon eatery as 'a little bit of nonna's kitchen with some US influence'.

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

Just open: Second Empire Cafe

Cafe opens on the ground floor of the Hawthorn Arts Centre, formerly the Hawthorn town hall.

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

Piccolo: Melbourne restaurant bites

Industry Beans' first birthday; plans for the Fox Hotel at the Montague; rumours of a fourth Huxtaburger, and more.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Mar 04 00:00:00 EST 2014