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By Libby Curran
December 03, 2020
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By Libby Curran
December 03, 2020
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Dine-in cafe service sure didn't get much of a run in 2020. But while those doors were closed, Melbourne-born Only Hospitality Group came up with a winning formula for its next new venture — a COVID-friendly cafe concept heroing takeaway baked goods, loaves of fresh bread and coffee to-go. And so, Juliette Coffee & Bread was born, taking over a former jewellery shop in the heart of Malvern.

New sibling to the group's many other cafe hits (including Fitzroy's Bentwood, Glovers Station in Elsternwick and Camberwell's My Other Brother), Juliette opened its doors in July, fast becoming a neighbourhood favourite for it's lockdown-friendly grab-and-go offering. Here, behind a cheery salmon-hued facade, you'll find a simple, yet considered lineup of house-made sourdough breads, pastries and baguette sandwiches, available to takeaway or to enjoy at one of the curbside tables.

Signature treats including fruit danishes, almond croissants and Portuguese tarts fill the cabinets, along with the likes of Nutella-stuffed doughnuts and chunky chocolate peanut butter cookies. Drop by for a bacon and egg muffin, or maybe the pork, fennel and black sesame sausage roll. Or, try a sambo made on Juliette bread — popular options include a saucy eggplant parma baguette, and another teaming shaved pastrami with sauerkraut, cheese and Russian mayo.

Only Hospitality's own Inglewood Coffee Roasters are taking care of the caffeinated side of things, with state-of-the-art Modbar machines gracing the counter. You can match your pain au chocolate with an espresso coffee from the Sunset BLVD house blend, a filter option, or something from the rotation of single origins.

The concept has proved such a hit, that two more Juliette Coffee & Bread outposts have joined the original in recent months, launching in Hawthorn East and Ringwood East. And the family's set to expand even more, with Armadale and Camberwell slated to welcome their own iterations next week.

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