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?
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!
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”.
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…
I don’t know what I heart more – the chinoiserie pot or their copper lighting!
Even going to the bathroom is an artistic exploration #ninthwonder
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…
Certainly wished my lounge was as pretty as this!
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!)
Seriously, am I the only one who wants to channel this in my own home sweet home?
My photos seriously do not do Grey & Bliss justice! Everything is just soo adorable!
Exposed brickwork and unsealed concrete – match in material heaven or what?
Timber fans and reclaimed lighting #ecochic
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!
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