Food – Di Bella Roasting House

19-21 Leveson Street
North Melbourne Vic 3051


As you approach Di Bella you can smell that sweet sweet coffee and once it hits you in the face and you’re sucked in. I’d say most people in Melbourne have heard of and enjoyed a Di Bella coffee at one point in time as it’s brewed at cafes all over town, but what you may not know is that their North Melbourne roasting house also serves as a great eatery.

The roastery is at the centre of the operation, so the smell literally floods the place and depending where you sit, you can catch a glimpse of the roasters in action. As usual, we parked ourselves in the back corner to minimise the number of people that may have been annoyed by a sometimes feral child (although on this occasion he was on his best behaviour, but the poor couple with a toddle sitting next to us definitely couldn’t say the same thing), where we were surrounded by all manner of coffee parafanlia (including some really pricey coffee machines).

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Food – Saluministi

8 Atkin Street
North Melbourne Vic 3051


The newest eatery to join the buzzing North Melbourne food scene is the Italian inspired Saluministi. Situated on an inconspicuous laneway just off Queensberry Street (right behind the Curzon Street car park, or look for the bike on Queensberry Street), in what could easily be someone’s garage, this little place is bringing traditional Italian Salumi to everyones attention. Continue reading