With its pared-back brick walls and reputation for good quality food, wine and coffee, the Johnston Street Foodstore is the little cafe that could.

Occupying a cosy little shop front on Johnstone between Smith and Brunswick Streets, Fitzroy, owners Michael and Mary Conrad (hospitality professionals who previously owned Toofeys in Carlton) have created a unique salespace that, true to its name, offers fine quality produce and provisions as well as a little something to satisfy any immediate hunger.

Big supporters of local seasonal produce, the Conrads source many of their ingredients from local farmers' markets which is on offer in a selection of sandwiches and cakes as well as quality cheeses, preserved meats and fresh fruit.

There is also a selection of dishes and provisions created specifically for those wanting to enjoy the delights of Johnston Street Foodstore in the comforts of their own home.