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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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Two new Mornington Peninsula wine bars open

The Winey Cow, Mornington.

The Winey Cow and Fika Weinstuble open, as Ten Minutes By Tractor sommelier slips into something more casual in Dromana.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 01 08:55:15 EST 2014

Wild Timor Coffee open crowd-funded cafe

Coffee beans.

Wild Timor Coffee's Brunswick cafe is a showcase for their coffee wholesale business and Timorese culture.

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

Rosa Mitchell to open Rosa's Canteen in legal district

A ravioli dish at Rosa's Kitchen.

The Italian chef and co-owner of Sicilian restaurant Rosa's Kitchen will open a second venue later this year.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 24 08:36:40 EST 2014

Just open: Chiara

From left: George Fowler, Gavin Baker and Shaun Quade inside Chiara.

Italian dining room Chiara is the latest eatery to open at Collins Square in Docklands.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 24 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: Araliya, St Kilda

Coconut sambal oysters from Araliya, Hawthorn.

The team behind Hawthorn's long-running Sri Lankan restaurant is spicing up Fitzroy Street.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 24 03:00:00 EST 2014

Food revival in Melbourne's west-end legal precinct

'Beetilicious' salad from Famish'd.

Hungry legal and corporate types in the city's west end will soon have their pick of tasty morsels with a foodie-led revival of the St James precinct.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 17 07:41:20 EST 2014

Chop chop: Rice Paper Scissors is on a fast track to super cool

Chop chop: Owner Rahmie Clowes and chef Shane Stafford.

We've got a kaffir lime crush on this South-east Asian Hawker-style CBD venue.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 17 03:00:00 EST 2014

Flinders Street Station bar Arbory on track

Flinders Street Station.

Details are emerging about the food we can expect when 120 metres of the disused Sandridge railway line becomes a new dining and drinking destination.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 17 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just Open: Mr Big Stuff

Party hearty: Inside Mr Big Stuff.

Soundproofed new soul food 50-seater opens in the city where Senoritas Mexican restaurant once stood.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 17 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: Le Jolie Cafe

Sultry setting: Guy Trinquet and Kathleen Alexander in Le Jolie Cafe.

Waffle devotees will have to wait till the weekend at this dark, sultry French cafe.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 17 03:00:00 EST 2014

The Underground Experiment opens in Collingwood

The Noble Experiment's spin-off bar will celebrate the cocktails of the '80s and early '90s. Fluffy Duck, anyone?

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 10 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: Hello Sailor cafe in Hawthorn

New: Hello Sailor cafe, in Hawthorn.

Joining the same 'hood as The Counter and Humble Patisserie, new seven-day cafe in Hawthorn features stylish interiorsand Seven Seeds coffee.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 10 03:00:00 EST 2014

400 Gradi heats up with new bar on Lygon Street

Johnny Di Francesco is opening a bar.

Johnny Di Francesco of 400 Gradi pizzeria in Brunswick confirms he's building a bar next door.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 10 03:00:00 EST 2014

Nama Nama no more

Bento box at Nama Nama.

Stylish Spring Street udon noodle and bento box joint will close by mid-August and reopen in a new guise.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 03 06:51:44 EST 2014

Joanie's Baretto bar and Jerry Joy cafe open in Thornbury

Pizza at the Moor's Head, Thornbury.

As it edges closer to stealing Northcote's crown for northern suburbs hipness supremacy, Thornbury is riding a wave of new openings.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 03 03:00:00 EST 2014

Dunkeld's Royal Mail Hotel drops bistro, 10-course degustation menu

Royal succession: Robin Wickens is introducing a news style of menu at Dunkeld's Royal Mail Hotel.

Executive chef Robin Wickens is introducing a new style of menu at Dunkeld's Royal Mail Hotel.

Food News | Espresso | Tue May 27 08:46:03 EST 2014

Just open: Joe Taylor, North Melbourne

Daniel Monk at Joe Taylor.

Bar-eatery named after a Melbourne tailor officially opens in Errol Street.

Food News | Espresso | Tue May 27 03:00:00 EST 2014

Two Birds Brewing and Rockwell and Sons team up in Spotswood

From left: Jayne Lewis, Casey Wall and Danielle Allen.

Crew from Smith Street diner Rockwell and Sons will look after the food at Two Birds Brewing's new nest.

Food News | Espresso | Mon May 26 09:42:58 EST 2014

Andrew McConnell opens French-inspired wine bar Luxembourg

Andrew McConnell and Chris Watson.

Restaurateur opens wine bar in the former Golden Fields site in St Kilda, two weeks after opening Supernormal in CBD.

Food News | Espresso | Tue May 20 08:21:27 EST 2014

Magic Mountain Saloon opening soon

If it's anything like previous ventures, Camillo Ippoliti's latest CBD venue has 'surefire hit' written all over it.

Food News | Espresso | Tue May 20 03:00:00 EST 2014