When the city feels a little too crowded, some of us find ourselves dreaming of a little acreage in the country, a place to call our own. Fifty Acres isn’t quite a country getaway, but its sleek design (a fusion of French pastoral and Melbourne industrial) is certainly the breath of fresh air you've been looking for. Settling in nicely to the popular sports and shopping precinct, Fifty Acres is the perfect place for a pre-game breakfast or post-shopping lunch.
When nutting out the design for his first solo cafe venture, owner Nick Gaoutsos honed in on the notion of simplicity. The elegant design is owed to graphic designer Sue Palmer from Liquid Creativity and interior designers Georgia Nowak and Dhiren Das from Tone and Co.
The menu changes according to the seasons, but maintain the classics and owners’ favourites, such as the house-cured New Zealand king salmon on dark rye and the pulled pork sliders.
Some things are harder to find in the country, like a decent espresso. So while dreaming of your retirement with a bit of land, keep a seat warm at Fifty Acres and see why it’s just as good, if not better.