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8° & CLOUDY ON SATURDAY 20 JULY IN MELBOURNE
By Libby Curran
March 15, 2019
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Flovie Florist Cafe

Carlton's colourful florist and cafe, with fluffy soufflé hotcakes, by the co-owner of White Mojo.
By Libby Curran
March 15, 2019
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The connection between artfully plated brunch fare and vibrant flowers isn't too much of a stretch, especially if the food is as good looking as that at acclaimed cafe White Mojo. So it's fitting, then, that co-owner Jia Wang's latest venture is a charming florist and cafe in the heart of Carlton.

Sitting pretty on Queensberry Street, Flovie is a collaborative effort between Wang and White Mojo's florist Valerie Wang. It's a haven of Instagrammable eats, top-notch coffee and unique floral arrangements.

Inside, the lilac-fronted Victorian terrace is brimming with blooms, alive with a mix of hanging garlands, bouquets of rare varieties and swathes of dried foliage. Carefully chosen antique furniture pieces and a handful of industrial elements provide a striking backdrop for the kitchen's innovative Asian-fusion fare.

On the menu, you'll find twists on classics, such as the eggs benedict with barbecued char sui and a orange mandarin hollandaise ($19); black forest soufflé hotcakes topped with cherry compote and a cherry chocolate ganache ($19.50); and a ginger soy soba crab salad with crispy tofu ($20).

Meanwhile, the drinks offering heros Mojo coffee and embraces Flovie's floral theming, with concoctions like the rose tea latte ($7.50), crafted with roasted pistachio and coconut milk, and a series of perfumed mocktails ($8.5) named after classic Disney flicks. The booze-free sips are served with mini potion bottles filled with natural floral extracts and toppings of edible flowers (naturally).

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