Tell & Kiss @Grey & Bliss

Knock knock pork hock!  With the skies not so blue and the tingling promise of the weekend, where else could one find perfect happiness than Grey & Bliss on Bay Street?

Neo nirvana
Neo nirvana

Catchy name right?  When I asked hostie with the mostie, Alex, what the g-o was with the cafe’s moniker, he revealed that they simply got lucky from a naming competition with their staff and suppliers, as well as their nearby neighbours.  That’s pretty much how Grey & Bliss rolls, getting down with the locals to give them what they really want!  Judging from how busy they are no matter what time of the day, they have certainly been getting heaps of love back in return!

Crompton Road or Dark Horse?
Crompton Road or Dark Horse?

The coffee is Five Senses and the mouthwatering menu is seasonal, with a fabulous focus on building strong relationships with artisan farmers.  Alex explained that the cafe’s gastrophilosophy was all about the “farm to table experience”.

Lights, camera, action!
Lights, camera, action!

Owner Leigh must have been an industrial designer in his previous life – how clever are these light fittings!  The Grey & Bliss team created the whole design concept, having previous experience with other venues in the heart of the CBD.  The Bay Street locale is their first foray into the ‘burbs…

Copper feature
Chinoiserie with copper should always be seen…

I don’t know what I heart more – the chinoiserie pot or their copper lighting!

China plate collage
China plate collage

Even going to the bathroom is an artistic exploration #ninthwonder

Delicious details everywhere...
Delicious details everywhere…

Hostie Alex advised that they really wanted a space that was more than just a pretty face, somewhere where their customers felt at home and treated the cafe like it was their own lounge room…

Peek a boo!
Peek a boo!

Certainly wished my lounge was as pretty as this!

I spy with my little eye something beginning with T...
I spy with my little eye something beginning with T…

Flexible and inviting for girly get togethers, double dates or lovers lunch (If anyone is wondering I’m totes down for any excuse to go back here soon!)

Pure perfection
Pretty perfection

Seriously, am I the only one who wants to channel this in my own home sweet home?

Fitout fetish
Fitout fetish

My photos seriously do not do Grey & Bliss justice!  Everything is just soo adorable!

Clock love
Clock love

Exposed brickwork and unsealed concrete – match in material heaven or what?

I'm your biggest fan...
I’m your biggest fan…

Timber fans and reclaimed lighting #ecochic

Sensational soy
Sensational soy

Oh soy latte how do I love thee!  Let me count the ways…


The Forestiere with free range green eggs poached, mushroom ragout, spinach truffle butter and shaved parmesan on brioche – my taste buds are still tingling!

Did it hurt when you fell out of heaven?
Did it hurt when you fell out of heaven?

Hazelnut and cranberry meringue #mindblowing

Word out on the street is that Grey & Bliss will be staying open later in the coming months for some casual summer fun!  Know where I’ll be for din dins ;)

Ciao for now luwow!  Happy drooling xoxo

Grey & Bliss 03 9646 9989

197-199 Bay Street Port Melbourne

Open Mondays to Sundays 7:00-5:00pm

8 thoughts on “Tell & Kiss @Grey & Bliss

  1. This is my favourite read, wish you posted every day! Can’t wait to check this one out, I’m sure my wife will love it!

    1. You can talk baby bro ;)

      The place you are talking about is Velvet Bar a bit further up on Bay Street. This is the one next to Coles. This is the one where you opted to sleep in rather than spend time with your fave eldest sis xoxo

  2. I love this blog! Thank you for the kind words :-) we appreciate the support that you and all the locals give to us!
    Hope to see you soon X

    1. Awww thanks Alex, so glad you likey! Thank you again also for sharing the background of Grey & Bliss, it’s always lovely to know the story of your local cafe! With such amazing food and service, it’s also definitely not hard to support you all ;) Love your work xoxo

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