This homage to New York’s Bowery subway station is set up to transport you to an all-American destination, combining the industrial feel of a subway, the efficiency of an American canteen and the level of sophistication that Melbourne food enthusiasts have come to expect from their cafe experience.

It's so popular that a second location opened in opened in 2015.

Bowery offers lunch sets to eat in or takeaway, including a sandwich of your choice, plus a side, pretzels and a pickle. Sweet tooths can enjoy housemade key-lime pie or gluten-free brownies.

With two Slayer coffee machines operating side-by-side, Bowery’s baristas can pump out espressos to match the busiest rush, or you can get a French press coffee brewed using Brunswick’s own Padre beans.

The venue can seat 50, with a large communal table inside and undercover cafeteria-style tables outside. There is a designated takeaway coffee area and room on the stairs for casual coffee sipping or for quickly scoffing a 5 & Dime bagel before rushing off to your next destination.