Tea and Coffee

Lupicia: quality hand-picked teas

Dukes Coffee Roasters: coffee roaster and brewing

Everyday Coffee (City and Collingwood): my go to for a superlative long black

Jasper Coffee: organic, fairtrade coffee and café

Parco: cute kiosk in Argyle Place, Carlton. Coffee for those who don’t fancy current acidic style.

The Mailing Room: coffee roaster and café

Market Lane: coffee roaster and brewing

Nuts Dried Fruit and Spices

53 Degrees East: stall 118, Prahran Market

Happy Fruit: Dried Fruit and Nuts from Mildura (Farmers Markets, Queen Victoria Market)

Arora Sprices: spices (including fresh curry leaves), pulses and grains

Gewürzhaus: allows you to buy a minimum of 50 grams, beautiful packaging and gift ideas

Basfoods Turkish & Mediterranean Foods: well priced bulk spices



Baker Bleu: sourdough reminds me of Poilane in Paris, their sesame – encrusted baguettes also available from Meatsmith, Collingwood.

Baker D. Chirico: artisan sourdough breads, pastries and sandwiches

Der Partisan: top notch 100% rye

Habituel Bakers and Coffee Roasters: Healesville baker from Giant Steps

Ovens Street Bakery: 19 Ovens Street, Brunswick. Sourdough, rye, soy and linseed and wonderful fruit bread.

Q Le Baker: French baker at Prahran market, stalls also at Carlton and Collingwood Farmers Market. Breads with alternative grains and exceptional pastries.

Tivoli Road Bakery: breads made with locally milled, organic flour, pastries and pies

Woodfrog Bakery: sourdough breads made with organic flours

Gourmet and Specialty Foods

Casa Iberica: Spanish, Portuguese grocery, smallgoods, cheese

D.O.C. Delicatessen: Italian salumi and cheese

Enoteca Sileno: Italian wines, groceries, gourmet/seasonal gifts and cheeses

Hinoki: Japanese Grocery and sushi bar

Persian Market: Middle Eastern grocery

Spring Street Grocer: cheese cellar, wine

Leo’s Fine Food and Wine:  gourmet supermarket


Hunted + Gathered: unsuual blends, love the fennel seed dark chocolate

Koko Black: ever popular hand crafted chocolates, Melbourne’s flagship store in Royal Arcade

Monsieur Truffe: chocolatier

Mörk: pure handcrafted chocolate blends and cocoa powder; stylish North Melbourne cafe

Pana Chocolate: raw, organic chocolate

Xocolatl: chocolatier and cafe