The second of six Walker-Evans-Baker Restaurant Group collaborations (Bar Nacional being the first), Long Shot is a welcome addition to Docklands' Collins Square precinct.

Under the expert guidance of Shaun Quade (formerly of Urbane in Brisbane and The Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld) and Jo Barrett (of the now defunct MoVida Bakery), the focus of Long Shot is artisan made breads, pastries, bottled fermented sodas, flavoured milks, gourmet sandwiches and freshly tossed salads (all of which are made in-house), with specialty coffee by St ALi.

“Essentially, it’s lots of love and care going into a fairly corporate space,” Quade explains.

Grab and go with a cinnamon scroll, apple pie donut, or oversized muffin and a coffee by head barista Joshua Willis (previously of Proud Mary), or stay a while in the cosy, bright cafe, lingering over a gluten-free, housemade cereal of activated seeds and nuts with ice cold Elgaar Farm milk.

At lunch there’s a concise selection of organic Verget Provence wine (by the glass or bottle) and warm dishes such as the quiche of the day or a cassoulet of merguez sausage, soft cooked egg and persillade.

Long Shot
Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Docklands
(03) 9252 7979

Mon to Fri 7am-6pm