Ripponlea Food & Wine
- 15 Glen Eira Avenue, Ripponlea
- 8804 1313
Transforming into a wine bar as the day winds down, the low-key atmosphere makes this just as suitable for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and for coffee and cake in between.
Unfinished brick walls, concrete floors and dark timber counters lining the windows.
Locals drop in for something to sip while they read the paper, while future fashion moguls discuss designs over a working lunch.
Asian-inspired baguettes or jaffles are great, but I go for comfort food – five-spice marinated pulled lamb, lemony tabouleh, cherry tomatoes and yoghurt with honey.
I choose a mocha coffee, but wine aficionados will enjoy the daily drops – local, domestic and international – served by the glass.
A great spot for socialising over wine – or for a meal and some me-time.