Good Measure, Carlton

MELBOURNE | Good Measure is a Carlton café by day, bar by night, opened by friends Max Allison, Brandon Jo and Mitchell Miller, at the end of 2021. The trio, inspired by the neighbourhood bars of Japan, have worked at some of Melbourne’s top cafes and bars, and they’ve created a space that fits the brief wonderfully.

It’s bustling when I visit, filled with students from nearby RMIT and University of Melbourne, and people enjoying their start to the weekend. Service is friendly, and there’s a relaxed, neighbourhood vibe about the space. It’s simply fit-out. Warm lighting, lots of wood and WDF, and vintage furniture. To the side, there’s two record players spinning vinyl.

On the menu it’s filter and espresso coffee using Code Black beans. All of the classics, plus the Mont Blanc, which is easily the thing I see coming out more than anything else. It’s a coffee drink popular in South Korea, inspired by Austria’s Einspanner. Hot or cold filter coffee, slightly sweetened with dark brown sugar, topped with a thick, light layer of cream, and a sprinkle of nutmeg and orange rind. It’s well worth ordering, even if you’re not usually one to go for flavoured coffees.

To eat, it’s a selection of toasties made with Falco bread. Flavours like pastrami, egg and ramen, and chicken salad. There’s also a selection of cakes and pastries like cinnamon babka and matcha Basque cheesecake. A board displays all of the local artisans which provide the produce on offer.

At night, Good Measure switches into bar mode. The 21 features all of the drinks, helping to minimise waste. There’s a selection of local craft beer, Guinness, sake, house-made lemonade and a rotating selection of batched cocktails. Cocktails are spins on the classics like a matcha milk punch and Cherry Ripe old fashioned. To eat, it’s snack things like cheese, charcuterie, and pickles.

Good Measure

193 Lygon Street
Victoria 3053

Telephone: n/a
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Mon – Wed: 7:30am to 3:30pm
Thu: 7:30am to 3:30pm; 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Fri – Sat: 7:30am to 3:30pm; 5:00pm to 1:00am
Sun: 7:30am to 3:30pm; 5:00pm to 11:00pm



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