An all-day CBD dining hub from the team behind Top Paddock and Higher Ground.
Libby Curran
Published on May 08, 2019
Updated on June 01, 2020


The Mulberry Group made its impact on Melbourne's cafe scene when it opened smash-hit brunch spots including The Kettle BlackTop Paddock and Higher Ground. And now, six months after selling those original venues, the group is at it again with a brand new CBD venture, Liminal.

Unlike the group's previous venues, this one isn't just a cafe — it's also a wine store, events space and marketplace that caters more to a business crowd. It's also located in the foyer of an office building. You'll find it in the T&G Building on the corner of Collins and Russell streets, which was recently refurbished and now houses a heap of new retail and dining spots, including Lune's CBD outpost.

Design studio The Stella Collective has worked wonders on the space, creating a space of comfortable curves, olive-green banquettes and light timber accents to help you forget you're a stone's throw from your desk and emails.

In the kitchen, Executive Chef Martin Webster — who has previously headed up kitchens at Jackalope and Montalto on the Mornington Peninsula — has devised a nice and simple offering of breakfast and lunch fare. The lunchtime lineup of salads and sandwiches is set to revolve around each day's market haul, a rotisserie will be busy turning out hot chickens and porchetta, and a raft of daily specials is sure to tempt local office-bound regulars. We're told there'll be plenty of takeaway options for office workers who don't have time to spare, too.

Meanwhile, a private boardroom offers something a little extra for corporate lunches, product launches and meetings. And, come knock-off time, the Liminal wine store promises yet more fun, showcasing a selection of almost 200 different drops, from largely local small-scale producers. Pick up a bottle on your way home, or settle in for a quick after-work tipple — the bar will be open and pouring until 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Images: Carmen Zammit.


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