A former textile factory in the Melbourne suburb of Murrumbeena has been transformed into a 170 seat casual dining venue, offering all-day breakfast and lunch.
Harry Butler (Frank’s Cafe), Lucas Spronson (Hallelujah Coffee) and Kellie Buntz have teamed up to open Levi, which will feature a menu by Emma Jeffery (ex-head chef, Gilson and Mammoth).
Dishes include pavlova served with poached peaches, hot white chocolate mousse, vanilla cream and mandarine granita; granola with passionfruit, cacao buckwheat, pineapple, coconut, almonds and passionfruit yogo; Turkish chilli eggs served with whipped herbed yogurt, Turkish flatbread, poached eggs, peri peri tomato, hot chilli butter and toasted sesame seeds; and the chicken roll with hot roast chicken, stuffing, chips, fried chicken skin and house-made gravy.
A range of signature drinks are available too. Think smoothies, cold pressed juices and coffee by Hallelujah Coffee .
The space, designed by Ewert Leaf, houses banquette seating, private dining, indoor and outdoor options under a retractable roof. The refurbished building pays homage to its denim manufacturing roots with industrial finishes.
Levi is open Monday to Saturday 7am–4pm and Sunday 8am–3pm, with lunch available from 11am.
Image: Jason Loucas