Cassette wears a few hats. The neighbourhood cafe serves as a multipurpose space, complete with video screens and projectors for movie nights or presentations, plus co-working-friendly areas, as well as a dynamic, all-day food and drink offering.

Through a seasonal, hyperlocal and stripped-back menu, Cassette produces close to no waste, and what little it does produce is composted on-site. Pickles, preserves and ferments have featured prominently in dishes like Korean-style steamed egg custard with kimchi-pickled mushrooms, or the cheesy sourdough “UK muffin” with pickled zucchini, preserved lemon and locally farmed greens. You might also find Reuben sandwiches, spiced chai porridge and loaded hunks of potato rosti.

Coffee is by Seven Seeds and wine – which is mostly Victorian and served from stainless-steel wine cylinders to minimise glass waste – is from Tap.

Local developer Assemble Communities (which is behind the apartment complex above) partnered with Six Degrees to design the space, which includes a restored art deco facade (originally by respected architect Harry Norris), reclaimed materials throughout, and room for up to 100 people. The name, inspired by the site’s former life as Dex Audio, was a direct result of community feedback – local residents voted for their top pick and “Cassette” won by a landslide.

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Updated: August 11th, 2023

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