In addition to the office breakfast meeting, after dark many of Melbourne’s café’s have a unique ability to become the perfect private & exclusive function space, often at an affordable price. Here’s FM’s short list to get you started.
CRU is best understood when you've seen all its colours. Start your day with a coffee, breakfast, and the day's paper, served by familiar faces. Kick back in the afternoon with man's best friend in our sunny courtyard, while enjoying a burger and an ice-cold beer. As the sun gets low, come talk shop with our resident 'wine guy' in the cosy front bar over a glass of something red, just before sitting down to a beautiful dinner in our Private Dining Room.FUNCTIONS & EVENTSFrom 10 - 150, we'd love to host your event, whatever it may be: milestone birthdays, school functions, even weddings. To meet your needs, we offer a Private Dining Room with it's own balcony & sound system, the Courtyard + the affectionately named "Shed," and when the rest is not enough, the entire venue is available.
Located opposite South Melbourne’s historic market is a venue perfectly appointed for your next function hire. Hidden Alley has been described as “Berlin meets South Melbourne” and is furnished with an eclectic accumulation of furnishings and modern street art amongst a retro/industrial style. Accommodating up to 120 people the spaces is the ideal setting for birthdays, engagements, Christmas and many other cocktail style parties.Why not give them a call today to discuss your requirements.
The Baths Middle Brighton is a historic landmark housing a café & bar, restaurant, gym and the eponymous seabaths – one of the only remaining caged open water seabaths in Australia! The Baths Middle Brighton offers many reasons to visit … come & discover them for yourself!
Rose Diner and Cafe is a light, open space with green highlights, timber features, small intimate tables and large communal ones. While the space retains some of the building's original art deco touches, it's benefited greatly from the undeniably modern reinvention.With a retro menu to go with the decor, this sharp fresh venue will brighten your mood day or night. The food has strong gastropub pedigree in a kitchen headed up by Stephen Drake. Drinks feature the Little Creatures range on tap along with other local and boutique beers. Wines are kept local and a few nostalgic cocktails make an appearance.The sister cafe next door, Little Rose, is open for breakfast and lunch, with Syndicate Coffee served alongside jaffles, baked eggs and milkshakes.Need to get a group together for drinks, fun and frolics? We are here for all occasions. Whether it's with friends, family, or work colleagues, we have you covered for all occasions. Be it a cocktail party upstairs in our private space complete with outdoor balcony, dinner in the Rose Diner or a special dinner in our upstairs private dining space, we can help, and have menus to suit all appetites and preferences. Antonio is our resident social adviser and can help you plan the task at hand and even suggest the best way to get your social gathering going. Whether you already have it all planned out or are in need of some (or a lot) of advice, he's here to help!
As a multi-faceted venue, we provide a rich culinary showcase of Australian food and drink producers via our retail store, bar, eatery and in-house production facilities. We have incorporated an onsite micro-brewery, distillery, cured meats and cheese making rooms, coffee roasters. We also operate our own 40 acre site that produces grapes for wine, with future plan to grow fruit, vegetables, grain, hops and livestock for in-house food and drink products. The education side will be brought to life via an immersive program of events and classes to learn how produce is made, why they are made in that way and how to take your new skills and use them at home. Many of these events will be held in collaboration with our industry peers to give you the best knowledge and experience, so you can then share the traditions with friends and family. Our eatery reflects our passion for modern food created using traditional and contemporary techniques, dishes that highlight the integrity of each ingredient, our ability to create so many elements in-house and our industry relationships with producers and makers.
Cruising comfortably into a second decade, Lina’s Bistro à Vin is a firmly established landmark, nestled within Albert Park’s vibrant Bridport Street precinct. Lina’s is essentially a wine bar with great bar snacks and bistro-style cuisine. It could also be described as modern contemporary French, with an underlying gentle Australian accent.Lina’s is certainly an imbibing space with charming appeal, an intimate family-run wine bar with a most approachable cuisine and an enduring signature style.Functions, Events and Private DiningLina’s bistro is a unique Parisian style venue in Albert Park, Melbourne. In addition to the stunning wine bar, we offer two private areas available for your events and functions. For example you may reserve these areas for;- Christmas parties- Christening- Birthday parties- Wine tasting- EngagementsWhatever the occasion Lina’s will deliver outstanding classic French Bistro cuisine with the utmost customer care, service excellence and intricate attention to detail.
Tom Phat is a charming local restaurant situated in the bustling suburb of Brunswick, Melbourne. Eclectic and authentic in its aesthetic, you’ll find the atmosphere perfect for a quiet drink or a catch-up with an old friend, a romantic dinner or just a good coffee with the paper.
Located just a short stroll away from Glenferrie Road’s shopping district our Hawthorn restaurant boasts all the rococo menu favourites.Sit at the bar or at a private table inside, alternatively dine alfresco soaking up all the Glenferrie Road atmosphere. The fabulous light filled space is perfect for any occasion. Open 7 days a week from 7:30am, start your day off with breakfast, enjoy a fresh juice, coffee from Vittoria’s rain forrest aligned ‘organic’ blend or pop in for an express lunch. Our kitchen is open all day so feel free to sit and graze all you like – we recommend working your way through our selection of Antipasti ‘tastes’ menu. In the evening the mood is set with a candle lit ambience and dinner is in an intimate environment, we cater for individuals up to large groups.The venue is easily accessible with parking situated all along Glenferrie Road as well as in the side streets.
The Euroa Butter Factory built in 1901, sits beside Seven Creeks, just a short walk from the historic township of Euroa. Less than 2 hours drive from Melbourne along the Hume Highway, this picturesque town sits at the base of the Strathbogie Ranges and provides a wonderful location from which to explore North East Victoria.This lovingly restored grand old building has been transformed from an old butter & ice factory into a fabulous country retreat suitable for a weekend away, a special event or somewhere to while away a few hours in the garden.The Euroa Butter Factory, boutique bed and breakfast, offers six contemporary guest rooms within the old factory building that are styled using an eclectic mix of antique & modern furnishings. Our spacious lounge and dining areas provide great spaces to relax and enjoy the property.Private dinners & any other catering can be organised by prior arrangement.Stuck for an idea to celebrate a big birthday, family reunion or just want to get together with friends or work colleagues? Euroa Butter Factory provides the perfect location to celebrate your special occasion. We can cater to all requirements from an intimate private dining experience to a conference of 100 delegates. Speak to us about planning your event and we can cater to your individual needs & budget.Celebrate your wedding day at the Euroa Butter Factory for a truly memorable experience. Built at the turn of the century, this beautiful old building is the perfect location for elegant country style weddings on the old factory floor or rustic-chic festivities in the gardens. Great for both intimate & large weddings you can enjoy a weekend with friends and family in just under two 2 hours drive from Melbourne.The Euroa Butter Factory Store is located in the old butter store of the building and celebrates the produce of the region. The Store offers a range of regional wines and craft beers along with seasonal produce from the area. Look out for Strathbogie Brewing Company’s beer and our changing array of local produce. The Store is open for breakfast and lunch from Friday to Sunday and also public holidays. We are also open for dinner on Friday nights from 6pm and bookings are recommended.
Drop in and experience our menu created using our homegrown produce, sensational coffee, and the beautiful surroundings, all nestled along the banks of the Plenty River. We have a delectable selection of homemade tapas, tarts, pies, salads, muffins & cakes. And our breakfasts are becoming renowned in the area! We also cater for children with a great kids menu full of healthy, tasty meals sure to tantalise little tastebuds. On Friday and Saturday evenings we are now serving our French and Spanish inspired dinner menu.
Modern Chapel Street Hotel & Cocktail Bar Located in the heart of bustling Chapel Street, Temperance Hotel is a casual, relaxed local perfect for lunch, dinner or a night out. Kick back and relax with a cold beer or glass of wine, enjoy a pizza or a meal from their modern menu. Open everyday from noon till late.
Arco Restaurant-Café-Bar offers a contemporary dining experience located in two state of the art business centres in Heatherton and Dandenong South (Lyndhurst). With earthy surrounds, Arco combines city style dining and sophistication in a casual, relaxed environment.
Originally part of the historic Springfield Estate, the Old Cheese Factory allows visitors to step back in time and explore the historic buildings, including the Homestead Café, venue host for weddings and family functions, or enjoy the beautifully-landscaped gardens, large children’s playground and barbecue/picnic facilities.The majestic Old Cheese Factory, featuring the 1860s historic Springfield Homestead, Cheese Factory and Kitchen Wash House, stands as a tall reminder of Australia’s early history.The Homestead Café is a great place for scrumptious lunch, homemade scones, coffee or High Tea with family and friends, a work meeting or to celebrate a special occasion, baby shower or wedding reception. Within the Café and gardens, a number of venues are available to suit a range of purposes. The Café stocks many quality gifts, home wares and plants which are also available for purchase.The Old Cheese Factory has a variety of rooms and areas for birthday parties, Christmas functions, conferences or that special occasion are available, ranging in size from 10 to 150. All rooms are located within the grounds and surrounded by gardens, easy access to playgrounds, barbecues and toilets.The venue offers a variety of ways to celebrate your wedding. Our various packages offer flexibility and can suit your requirements ranging from the most intimate of gatherings for 20 guests, to an elaborate celebration of 400 people. You can select a Homestead catered wedding package or one of our self-planned wedding options, allowing you maximum flexibility to customise and coordinate your special day.
Hot Poppy.Errol Street North Melbourne Australia.
Epocha means ‘a new or distinctive era’ or ‘a measure of time’ and has the same meaning in most European languages.Epocha is set in Montefiore House, a stunning Victorian terrace on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD. Our menu offers sharing dishes with humble origins of Europe; tasty and wholesome food, cooked with love, to nourish your soul. We look forward to welcoming you to our homeFUNCTIONSEpocha Restaurant and Bar is a versatile venue that can cater for both seated events and cocktail functions for up to 110 guests.We have several spaces to suit groups large and small, and our close proximity to the Carlton Gardens makes us an ideal choice for wedding receptions.Our professional and experienced team is here to ensure the details of your special occasion are seamless and personal.HANNAH'S BARHannah Maybelle was the original resident owner of Montefiore House back in the early 1880’s and the bar and adjoining Maybelle Room have been named in her honour.The bar is visually stunning featuring murals and artwork by local artists Merryn Trevethan and Jamie Boys.Come in for after-work cocktails, for pre-theatre Champagne and snacks, or maybe for some wine and cheese on our balcony overlooking the gardens.
Restored, Revamped, Re-openingThe Bridge Inn Hotel will once again be the place to meet with your family and friends.With a la carte Bistro, Café, Sports Bar & TAB and function spaces the team at The Bridge Inn will bring a new level of dining & service to Mernda.
Dion Li Rosi started his apprenticeship at Va Tutto Restaurant in Ivanhoe at the tender age of 16ish, after growing up in an environment where food, friends and family were paramount, it seemed natural to take a position in cookery. His love of food and tradition provided the passion needed to work up the ranks in the kitchen and improve his technique and knowledge. With itchy feet, he parted ways with Va Tutto and accepted a role at De Bortoli Wineries to complete his apprenticeship and increase his product knowledge. The completion of his apprenticeship saw him once again climb the ladder of hierarchy for a further 3 years until the thirst for knowledge had him take a break from cooking to up skill with a nutrition course at ACNT, which provided some of the most sensitive dietary information that is integral within the industry. Being away from the pans was harder than expected, so the next step was to re-enter the industry, but concentrate on different cuisine. Classically Italian trained, Dion took a job at Two Beans and a Farm, where the menu was heavily Spanish/French. Within the walls of this 150 Year old Homestead, a bond was concreted with the manager, Tro Jerijian, who he brought with him to DiCasa Restaurant.At DiCasa, we are heavily produce and service driven, sourcing the best products from local businesses and processing from scratch to create the best possible European cuisine. Using old school family recipes from the old country while incorporating the world’s best produce, Dion is able to represent his cultural background. We go to great lengths chasing producers and cutting out the middlemen, to reduce food miles as we often buy straight from the source. Whether you are a romantic table of 2 or a group booking of 60, the emphasis is to cater each situation to the needs of your guests. This incorporates all dietary requirements, children meals, disabled access, music, lighting and décor.
The management team at Gardenworld Licensed Café are focused on providing you with a destination where you can enjoy a casual dining experience in a relaxed and friendly environment.The renovated indoor and outdoor areas and our licensed bar creates the perfect setting to enjoy breakfast, lunch, tea or coffee or a glass of wine with your friends.We can take the hard work out of planning your next function or business meeting with our range of catering options and settings to suit your event. Ask us to tailor a menu to suit your needs and budget.
Lona Pintxos Bar delivers a San Sebastian style of grazing, with a dedication to incorporate quality sourced local and international ingredients in a modern Australian style.
Babble Bar and Café is not your typical local. As on old weatherboard home-turned café/bar, our seasonal menu and friendly staff are what make us a Prahran culinary institution.Established more than two decades ago, Babble is synonymous with the edgy food and great coffee for which Melbourne is famous.Our MenuOur fare is a collection of old-school favourites and instant classics that caters to both the gym junkies and those on a permanent cheat day. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, fully licensed and with a selection of locally sourced produce, check out our menu for yourself! An IconHaving previously been a residence, a florist and a deli, Babble is steeped in a rich history that dates back more than half a century. In 1992 it was transformed into the café and bar that stands today and has maintained its character and warmth for over 20 years.Run by our offbeat and on fleek staff, we’re bound to make you feel right at home from the minute you walk in the door. So, pop in, say “hi”, and swipe right next time you’re in the neighbourhood.Private FunctionsOur unique space and location are suitable for nearly all types of functions and events... A local social destination for anyone and everyone to relax and enjoy the quality food, coffee, drinks and personalities that make Babble the institution it has always been. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as catering for events and functions, Babble has entertained and welcomed customers for over 20 years. We like to think of ourselves as a very friendly, welcoming and professional establishment that prides ourself on customer service and quality food and beverages. Our menu caters for all types, from housemade corn fritters through to our grilled cajun chicken burger and softshell crab salad for lunch or a pan-fried Barrumindi served with roasted chat potato salad, balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes, pickled fennel and salsa verde for dinner. Function's or event can choose from out main menu or a function menu that will be provided upon request. Our menu's depth caters for any needs but we are also flexible to custom orders should they be requested. Our venue is located in the heart of Prahran, less than a 1-minute walk from the centre of Chapel Street, and offers a full-length outdoor balcony and open floor plan that can hold up to 71 inside and 33 outside (standing). We want to ensure any function or event gives you what you require, so will discuss all function or event requirements in detail to create an experience that we know will be memorable. Our kitchen and bar is fully equipt to handle over 150+ covers on any given day, presenting opportunities for larger functions or events. Our bar is set up for coffee, juices and numerous alcoholic beverage, including cocktails.
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