melbourne: two birds one stone café opening

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two birds one stone is the latest hospitality offering by nathan toleman and his partners diamond rozakeas and ben clark, a busy trio that already operates three acclaimed cafés across melbourne. each boasts a distinct look and feel, and this one in south yarra isn't any different. designed by toleman, two birds and one stone features an interior that adds up to the pleasant, airy vibe of this high-ceilinged space. white panelled walls are juxtaposed with white offset tiles, stained timber walls, a polished granite floor, hanging gardens and rather stunning bespoke lighting fixtures. the café features six seating areas, including three cosy booths separated by patchwork glass partitions. an elongated communal table is placed in the middle while a series of benches and tables for two are lined along a low wall opposite. chairs and stools in scandinavian sand-blasted blond oak and retro features complete this balanced fusion of contemporary and yesteryear.

so, what's on the menu? the kitchen is helmed by chefs david finlayson and eddie atkin who set out to present a set of unique dishes. breakfast includes twice-cooked marmalade french toast with oranges and vanilla mousse, toasted house made brioche and eggs benedict with house-smoked ham hock and béarnaise. lunch is an equally adventurous affair, including a signature dish that is the salt cod and potato fritter with spinach, poached egg and caper berry dressing, but also delicacies like braised saltbush lamb sandwich with crushed peas, feta, chilli and mint. and a café wouldn't be a café without superior coffee, right? well, two birds one stone serves five senses, a specialty coffee that's roasted and blended to the discerning expert specifications of the aforementioned ben clark and head barista jack monte. looks like we've found ourselves a new fav hangout! location: 12 claremont street [south yarra].

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