Pillar of Salt is a biblical story about a woman who turned back to watch her city burn and was immediately turned into a salt statue for disobeying God’s word. I guess the moral of the story is ‘don’t look back’. Named after this narrative, the boys from this cafe in Richmond certainly have no reason to.
The menu developed with chef Steve Svensen (Spoonful) is refreshingly innovative with a focus on fast, healthy food. Our pick is the oven roasted jap pumpkin, ricotta, rocket, herbs, pomegranate & a poached egg. Perfect for breakfast or lunch. If you’re in a rush there is an impressive array of freshly made baguettes and sandwiches just crying out to be eaten. The coffee is Five Senses.
The fit out rotated loosely around a very stubborn pillar that for structural reasons could not be moved. They covered it in white tiles and there it stands- an appropriate gesture to their name. Other details include a recycled Canadian plywood communal table and colander light fittings and a retractable roof and outdoor heaters in the courtyard, which make it ideal for Melbourne’s temperamental weather.
Located next to the Royal Saxon on Church Street, this Pillar of Salt is not moving.