Nestled in a back alley just off Johnston Street, Juddy Roller is welcoming soon-to-be regulars with strong Supreme coffee and a simple breakfast and lunch menu of 'herbivore' and 'carnivore' sandwich and pide options, plus bircher muesli with goji berries, vanilla yoghurt and almonds. But while your stomach will be taken care of nicely, cafe owner Shaun Hossack has one more thing on offer.
A street art aficionado, Hossack’s ambition for Juddy Roller (named after a close friend who passed away) is to develop a communal space for people who are interested in art in the urban environment. Having renovated the former disused garage into a functional café, he hopes the inspiring space can serve as a platform for local and interstate artists to showcase their work and engage with the community. Currently, artworks by the acclaimed Everfresh crew cover the interior and exterior walls. The 'feature wall' will be refreshed on a regular basis to host relatively unknown artists as much as possible.
Coinciding with the ILL-Logic street art exhibition, Juddy Roller is throwing a street party in the lane for the official opening on August 25, showcasing pieces graffiti, stencil, painting, video mapping and illustration works.
With locals already flocking to the small cafe, Juddy Roller promises to be a constantly evolving creative space, all the while satiating customers with quality food and coffee.
Corner Johnston and Chapel Streets, Fitzroy
Mon to Sat 8am–4pm
(Sun from August 25)