You just gotta love the chilled vibes at this Fitzroy café, located at the city end of Brunswick Street. It’s been here for over 7 years, and not a lot has changed since my last visit in 2012.
The décor remains the same, with dotted antique pieces such as a vintage Remington typewriter, and Singer Sewing machine.
The pared back fit out is warmly lit by exposed light bulbs suspended from the ceiling, on a canvas of white washed walls and sprinkled with hanging greenery.
What has changed is the owner? Maria moved over to Melbourne after falling in love with the city’s culture. She’s brought a touch of her own culture with her via the menu, and has kept things local when it comes to coffee. Beans are sourced from Campos, who are conveniently located around the corner.
I thoroughly enjoyed my espresso made a washed Ethiopian, filled with floral and citrus-driven characteristics.
The Eggs Benny has a touch of Maria's vulture, made with roast pork belly and siracha hollandaise (see @melbournecafehunter ). Find Martha Ray at 85 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. - 5 hours ago