From the geniuses behind Arcadia in Fitzroy, there is now Mister Close in the city for us city-working folk. Mister Close has a surprisingly sophisticated cafe atmosphere for where it's located; in the middle of the Target Centre opposite a Starbucks with noisy, and decidedly un-laneway-like Swanston St outside. It serves both dine in and take-away customers, with the front counter filled with a variety of salads, sandwiches and baked goods.
|Berry and Coconut Slice|
|Lemon Syrup Cake|
Tempting right? Their coffee (from Campos) is also amazing, though I passed on it this time around. Settling down for breakfast inside, my eye was caught by their unique interior decoration.
A map of the world deconstructed and rearranged to look like a map of an island. It makes no sense when you examine it closely with words aligned in every direction, but it's a very creative piece of artwork. We were there of course for the food, not the artwork. Deciding to experiment a bit with their menu, I asked for their poached eggs, but with gluten-free toast instead.
|Poached Eggs with Gluten Free Toast|
My companion on the other hand went with a Hunger Breaker.
|Hunger Breaker (Innards)|
Shop 13, Midtown Plaza, 246 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm