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Sunday, June 26, 2022

AN EGG-CELENT NEW ADDITION TO TOORAK

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GRANGE ROAD EGG SHOP

Toorak welcomes a cheeky new resident with the launch of Grange Road Egg Shop, a bright eatery with a bold attitude courtesy of the team who brought us popular Southside cafes Denis the Menace and St Edmonds.

Along with business partner Damon Glover, the Wilkinson Group has opened the doors to the 97-seater venue at 1 Grange Road, serving contemporary Australian cuisine for breakfast and lunch.

Perfectly timed for the warmer months, Grange Road Egg Shop’s design evokes a breezy, holiday feel, drawing inspiration from the sophisticated infrastructures of old school Miami and the vibrancy of Bali’s Shady Shack, thrown in with a hint of Californian glamour.

Enlisting the talents of DB Architecture, the design aesthetic pairs vibrant pastel furnishings from Fritz Hansen, with a custom installation by street artist, Deams, and a pleasing colour palette of yoke yellow, shell pink and duck egg blue.

Housed in a Tudor style, heritage listed building; the design team at DB Architecture couldn’t help but re-appropriate some of the imperfect surfaces of the simple egg. Lavish lighting fixtures, signature curves and textured crackles are seen throughout, with greenery provided by living plants to soften the design fabrication.

Connecting the historical building’s exterior, a striking Tudor timber façade sits inside the contemporary café. The platonic patterning to the bar face and glimmering artwork by Deams reference this Old English envelope.

Visitors to Grange Road Egg Shop will enjoy a menu designed by Yotam Ottolenghi alumni, Aleksander Nitecki, with highlights set to include risotto, garden peas, asparagus, goats curd, soft herbs and crumbed veal, cherry tomatoes, grapefruit, radish, frisee, fennel, endives and mint, served alongside a range of shakes, fresh juices and sodas, including peach and maple or a rhubarb spritz.

Creative consultant, Adam Wilkinson, says the goal is to serve “food that makes people happy”, with the menu embodying a come one, come all philosophy, welcoming everyone from the health-conscious to the wildly indulgent.

Grange Road Egg Shop is open from 7am-4pm Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm on weekends.

Mick Pachollihttp://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.