Julien Moussi, of Penta, Tinker and MOB fame, just opened his latest cafe in Fitzroy. Bentwood is an appropriate name, given the site was once the address of a furniture manufacturer. The cafe is much larger than the others. The umber colour scheme meshes with exposed brick, giving it a modern-fused-with-heritage look that's quite different too....

Two Fat Monks is now a year old, and has developed into quite a popular eatery. It's set within an expansive warehouse space, with various seating options roughly arranged around the central bar. Despite its popularity, tables are not crammed in; it's well-spaced, creating a sense of privacy for all diners....

Barry has always been one of those popular cafes that I see pop up. For some reason I’ve always imagined it being further from my home than it actually is, and I never made it around, even though it’s been on my list for quite a while....

Marcel Nantharath and Aline Viravouth (NL House in Carlton) have opened another Malaysian restaurant in Northcote. Merah means 'red' in Malay, and also the colour of sambal - the chilli condiment that's a staple in Malaysian cuisine. Merah produces their three types of sambal in-house - the traditional sambal comes from a four-generation old recipe....