Workshop Brothers, Southbank

MELBOURNE | Workshop Brothers is a Southbank cafe, just behind the main waterfront strip on Riverside Quay. The focus is on excellent coffee, and Asian inspired brunch dishes. I recently visited to snap some shots for What’s On Melbourne.

The interior, designed by Studio Tate, is inspired by the brasseries of New York City. An eight metre tall ceiling makes for an airy space. It’s accentuated by curved timber mouldings, granite benches, tan leather seats, and suede benches.

Coffee wise, the range is extensive. There’s a full selection of espresso and filter options, brewed any way you like. Choose from a variety of milks, and non-coffee options like matcha, hot chocolate, and chai lattes. There’s also a selection of juices, teas, and smoothies.

The food menu draws inspiration from across Asia, but in particular South East Asia. ‘Mr Oko-Nomi-Yaki’, is a tasty take on Japanese Okonomiyaki – carrot and cabbage fritters, topped with poached egg, cucumber, coriander, sesame seeds, togarashi, tonkatsu sauce, and kewpie mayo.

Also try the ‘Big Brother Bennie’. Ham hock terrine, spinach, poached eggs, and harissa hollandaise inside a toasted croissant.

If you’re in a rush, there’s a selection of pastries, rolls, and sandwiches which you can grab and go.

Workshop Brothers (Southbank)

a/2 Riverside Quay
Victoria 3006

Telephone: 0416 347 731
E-mail: n/a

Mon – Fri: 7:00am to 4:00pm
Sat – Sun: 8:00am to 2:00pm

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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