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Au79 sets up in Southbank

Jack Hayes

The team behind famed Abbotsford café and roastery, Au79, have set-up shop in Southbank with two new venues.

Locals can drop into Au79 Café and Eatery in the morning for a cup of single-origin coffee, then enjoy wine or whisky alongside some charcuterie at The Green Room, an elegant wine bar with bespoke fit-out and menu.

Both venues are located at Home Southbank, a recently completed build-to-rent tower at 260 City Rd.

The café design reflects the high standard of Au79 that Melburnians have come to know and love.

With Au79’s signature fresh breads and pastries from their bakery, the bistro offering is the quintessential Au79 style – a bright and uplifting space filled with light.

The clean, crisp architecture by AA Studio provides an opportunity to pause and reset.

The Green Room brings an added elegance to the Home lobby, with moody lighting and intimate booths setting the scene for catchups with close friends.

The debut wine bar has a modern Australian-Italian feel and features a bespoke bar menu with light meals and nibbles, carefully curated by Daniel Cormick (formerly from the Mulberry Group and Coombe Yarra Valley).

Guests can enjoy a wine with some freshly shucked oysters, burrata with prosciutto, or perhaps the arancini of the day.

For those who fancy something heartier, the dinner menu is available to the main dining tables and includes black truffle and wild mixed mushroom risotto, a 300g porterhouse, and a charred grilled whole fish with heirloom tomato •

For more information: homeapartments.com.au

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