South Melbourne's got lots got cafes and lots of pubs, but now it's got a new all-day neighbourhood haunt to call its own, with the launch of Eastern Road Larder.
A cafe and deli by day and wine bar at night, the intimate 18-seat space is Renton Carlyle-Taylor's eighth venue. It joins a stable of wine-focused gems that includes Collingwood's The Moon, The Alps in Prahran and Malvern's Milton Wine Shop.
Making its home beneath property developer Tim Gurner's luxury Eastern Road development, the new venture evidently want to become a part of residents' day-to-day. It'll be a pitstop for Allpress coffee and bagels of a morning, deli offerings at lunch, and a vino after work (on Thursdays and Fridays only though).
The wine list is a celebration of the most exciting things happening in Victorian winemaking, with a focus on bold drops and minimal intervention creations from the owner's favourite local labels. On top of that, you'll find a considered selection of Italian wines, plus drinking fare from international cheese and meat producers Savour & Grace, with wine and cheese plates also available for takeaway feasts. Those sitting in can enjoy a polished fit-out of warm timbers and bronze accents.
Rounding out the offering in May will be a neighbouring 50-seat pizzeria and bar called Eastern Road Bar. It'll showcase a range of beers from new craft brewery Burnley Brewing Co — another recent project from Carlyle-Taylor and partners.
Eastern Road Larder is now open at 74 Eastern Road, South Melbourne. It'll be open Monday to Wednesday from 7am–4pm and Thursday to Friday from 7am–9pm. For more info, visit easternroadlarder.com.au.