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Major Mitchell Has Landed in Carnegie and It's Very, Very Pink

Housed in the old 1950s Glen Huntly post office, this pink-hued cafe serves up a Pina Colada ice-cream on waffles.
By James Shackell
November 23, 2021
By James Shackell
November 23, 2021

Carnegie, your Instagram brunch prayers have officially been answered. Major Mitchell Café has opened its doors on Grange Road, and it's very, very pink.

Long-time locals will recognise this place as the old 1950s Glen Huntly post office, which has been given the traditional influencer décor makeover: bright pink door, pink-flecked terrazzo bar, pink floral arrangements, blushing pink walls and pink cocktails flying off the pass.

This is the latest venture from sister duo Katie Devic and Melissa Glentis, who started their wholesale brand, Daly St Coffee Roasters, during Melbourne's lockdown (or one of Melbourne's lockdowns, anyway).

No prizes for guessing which beans are running through the white San Remo espresso machine. In fact, you can taste your way through the whole Daly St range at Major Mitchell, including the girls' signature 'Candy Shop' blend, aka "the coffee version of a strawberry milkshake."

Food-wise, head chef Daniel Ricardo Reyes Diaz is pulling influences from pretty much everywhere: polenta and truffled mushrooms from northern Italy, smoked lamb shoulder with celeriac skordalia from Greece, Pina Colada ice-cream on waffles from, well, our daydreams.

The general theme is bright, eye-catching plates and big, rock-em sock-em flavours. Anything that pairs well with a boozy Orange Garden Spritz.

Claudia Bradar from The Renovate Avenue has done a cracking job with the interiors here, and Major Mitchell should draw a steady stream of young families, southside foodies and Brighton influencers. There's even a private Champagne Room that seats up to 15 people.

Find Major Mitchell at 122 Grange Road, Carnegie. It's open 7:30am-3pm Monday to Friday, and 8am-3pm on weekends.

Published on November 23, 2021 by James Shackell


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