King & Godfree Deli

Thursday
7:00am - 8:00pm
293-297 Lygon Street Carlton 3053

In 2015 the heritage-listed King & Godfree building on the corner of Carlton’s Lygon and Faraday streets began a dramatic renovation. It was always a hub of Italian deli goods, coffee, food and groceries – and well know for being a pioneer of bringing Italian food and goods to Australians – but when it reopened in December 2018 it expanded and became home to three different businesses: King & Godfree Espresso Bar, Johnny’s Green Room, a rooftop bar; and this deli and grocer, which is an expanded and overhauled version of what this landmark Carlton corner site was always about: being a microcosm of an Italian market. The space feels timeless rather than on trend. Maintaining the heritage of the building formed a large part of the design brief. The King & Godfree crest, removed during renovation, has been rebuilt by a terrazzo maker.

At this grocer you’ll find artisan cheese from Neal’s Yard Dairy in London; roast meats and salumi; take-home meals; and shelves upon shelves of dried pasta, house-made pasta sauces, Burd Eggs, Campari jam, panettone, nougat, and Piedmontese chocolate wafers. And coffee, stacked tins of Sirena tuna, salads to go, specialty dried goods, veggies and roasted meats.

Updated: June 7th, 2019

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