Evie’s Disco Diner
Evie’s Disco Diner is still spreading its ‘80s spirit with takeaway food and booze – including philly cheesesteaks, apple pie, a slew of vegan options and lots of liquor. Plus, there’s free delivery for locals. Call (03) 9419 4192 or order via Uber Eats, Door Dash and Deliveroo. See the menu here.
The look of Evie’s Disco Diner references the Memphis Group – the ’80s Italian design collective known for its colours and shapes. The corner site has been almost completely dipped in two of the decade’s most quintessential colours: bubblegum pink and cobalt blue.
There’s also a spacious d-floor, a night-club-quality sound system and a DJ booth on the mezzanine.
The space is painted blue to represent a body of water. The words “AQUA PROFONDA”, spread large across the floor, playfully reference the same sign at Fitzroy Swimming Pool.
Custom-made tables – painted in high-gloss white – are designed to look like diving boards when viewed from above and can also be folded back at the end of dinner service to make way for more dancers.
To eat there’s a vegan chilli-cheese dog with tofu con carne and cashew sour cream. Even the spiked shakes can be made animal-free with soy milk and vegan ice-cream. The vegan chicken burger is the best-selling burger on the menu. It comes with a soy protein burger and vegan cheese.
Evie’s is open for lunch, dinner and late into the night. For a mid-boogie break, grab a fried-chicken waffle bowl with salted-peanut-butter-maple sauce or go for a cheeseburger with a side of loaded fries.
Waste minimisation in the bar is also a priority. Re-usable glass straws replace disposable plastic ones and almost all of the beers and organic wines on tap arrive in large kegs, rather than individually packaged bottles and cans.