Persillade

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licensed
notable wine list

Nestled between Jolimont station, the MCG and some rather swanky East Melbourne real estate, Persillade has found itself the perfect spot to become the go-to for a diverse mix of local residents, office workers and footy crowds.

Owned by Aidan and Tanya Raftery, the eatery opens as a cafe in the mornings and a modern French bistro for lunch, hosting business lunches and weekend brunches alike.

Drawings by illustrator Oslo Davis punctuate the menus and hang from the walls, adding a softer touch to the otherwise sleek, earthy toned interior.

Head chef Jake Scannell runs a short, concise menu that aims to please a broad cross-section of diners and for those wanting a tipple, wines from the cellar (acquired from the eatery's previous tenants, Europa) make for a list that is significantly longer than the food menu. Whatever you pick, it's sure to go well with the selection of cheeses and charcuterie on offer.