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Mini Bar (Café & Bar) Opens in Melbourne and Brings Back the Glamour of Travel

November 9, 2016 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

MINI BAR is the latest addition to the Melbourne café and bar scene located right in the hustle and bustle of Melbourne’s vibrant Northbank precinct.


Inspired by the New Golden Age, the café & bar design seeks to bring back the glamour of travel within a contemporary context.

The sophisticated space which references the golden age of the 1920’s and 30’s, has been designed by leading design firm Foolscap Studio who has a list of impressive fit-outs including: Wulugul Pop-up and Sixpenny.

It has been designed to transform throughout the day, serving the unique needs of travellers and city workers from the early mornings to the late evenings.

Mini Bar (café and bar) is operated by Punthill Northbank Melbourne – Punthill’s latest designer hotel which opened last month.

The name Mini Bar plays on the traditional hotel room ‘mini bar’ that houses all your desires – drinks, snacks, products.

It also operates as the official entrance for hotel guests, reimaging the traditional concept of a hotel reception and providing a warm and inviting welcome for guests.

Breakfast is served from 7am with a twist on some of the classics. The must trys are the bircher muesli with apple, summer berries and pistachios and pistachios or the simple yet tasty avocado with Milawa ashed goat’s cheese.

The lunch and dinner menu are combined and can be a shared affair with mezze boards of cured meats, cheeses, pickles and condiments artfully presented on wooden chopping boards. For a culinary experience, the Three Grain Salad with poached chicken punctuated with crunchy nuts and seeds, sweet and sour cranberries and capers, herbs and a zingy lemon and cumin yogurt, is a favourite.

The drinks menu pays homage to the New Golden Age theme with many classics including a range of local and international spirits, whiskeys and gins.

There are also a variety of craft and micro brew beers such as Doss Blockos Pale Lager and Sample Brew Lager and a selection of ciders, all carefully chosen to compliment the modern Australian menu.

Mini Bar is open from 7am to close, 7 days a week and is located on 560 Flinders Street Melbourne.

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