Look up from your latte at The Flinders Street Project, and you’ll be greeted by 10,000 wooden spoons arranged artfully above your head. Artist Megan Roodenrys created the striking piece as a soundproofing solution to the venue’s original acoustics.

Wooden spoons are also used behind the scenes, to help create the scrolls, croissants, danishes and bread baked in the 990-kilogram stone pastry oven from the 1970s.

The other dishes move beyond the usual cafe fare and incorporate a variety of cultures. There's a tofu scramble with eggplant, green leaves, chilli and coconut (sub in eggs if you prefer); and a grilled chicken salad with freekeh, zucchini ribbons and fennel. Otherwise try an oven-fresh Turkish roll packed with prosciutto, provolone and roast cherry tomato.

Coffee is by local roaster Veneziano. There’s also a range of cold-pressed juices, housemade sparkling cordial and breakfast cocktails.

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Updated: August 22nd, 2023

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