kitami hachirobei kitakata

KITAKATA | The Kitami Hachirobei is a store that specialises in lacquerware, and has been in operation since the Edo period. Laquerware is one of the things that Kitakata is renowned for, and many of the craftspeople in this town come from a long line of laquerware artisans. Throughout the

turie marylebone

LONDON | If you find yourself in Marylebone and are looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner, recently opened local café, Turie, offers a new option with decent, honest gourmet food and organic coffee. We visited recently on the back of an invite from the venue, and were greeted by smiley,

grange road egg shop toorak

MELBOURNE | It’s a public holiday morning, and Grange Road Egg Shop is full of hungry customers conversing over plates of perfectly scrambled eggs and deliciously colourful granola. Wait staff are kept busy between the kitchen, coffee counter and dining tables, yet they remain friendly, calm and conversational when arriving

mr and mrs anderson hawthorn east

MELBOURNE | Mr & Mrs Anderson is a small cafe in Hawthorn East that’s been recently renovated, transforming from a traditional cafe with a focus on Greek food into to a more modern venue. Owners James Limneos (Black Squirrel) and Roulla Saisanas have brought in head chef Lasse Povlsen (Andrew

frankie's top shop st kilda west

MELBOURNE | Frankie’s Top Shop is a local café and food store located in St Kilda amongst residential apartments and holiday apartments, so close to the beach that you can smell the sand and feel the ocean breeze. Owned by renowned food writer, Michele Curtis, Frankie’s Top Shop has only

osmium coffee bar lakeview

CHICAGO | Osmium Coffee Bar is the Lakeview cafe from roasters Dark Matter Coffee, and offers a range of mostly espresso based drinks, including iced coffee on tap and the popular cinnamon and chocolate agave latte and “Mayan Mocha”, which features chocolate, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and agave. Dark Matter engage

intelligentsia coffee old town

CHICAGO | Established in 1995 in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, Intelligentsia serve up seasonal blends and single batch coffee across Chicago, as well as in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and San Francisco. Two decades since its inception, Intelligentsia now draws on each of these cities to inspire its values and personality.

reilly rocket dalston

LONDON | Inspired by Melbourne’s iconic brunch culture (the previous owner was a Scotsman who had to return to the UK because his Aussie visa expired), Reilly Rocket aim to bring Australia’s perfected poached eggs and amazing coffee to east London. And in this old bike garage turned funky cafe,

hash e8 hackney

LONDON | Hash E8 is owned and operated by husband and wife duo Maria O’Sullivan and Ed Grangerall, and is all about serving hearty food in a casual and lively environment. They describe themselves as a “short order British diner/modern greasy spoon”, and one look at the menu reveals why.

tina, we salute you

LONDON | Tina, We Salute You’s main shindig is located up in E20 but the smaller orginal in Dalston manages to squeeze all their best bits into a smaller, more central package which we prefer in many ways. The brunch menu covers all your faves, from simple fresh fruit and