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Souvlaki institution Stalactites has opened a sister venue

Written by
William Dunn

Whether it’s for a quick lunch, easy dinner, or for life-giving sustenance at the wrong end of a night out, Melburnians love a good souva. Like a good friend they’re simple, reliable, and won’t judge you the next morning – and now the CBD has another purveyor of glorious, meaty deliciousness from the team behind the 24/7 souva masters Stalactites. Taking up residence on Elizabeth Street, Hella Good is the answer to your souvlaki prayers. Cue drooling like Homer Simpson.

Hella Good – which is now open – builds on the experience gained from its older brother's 39 years and ten million souvlakis to provide hungry Melburnians with the best in service, speed and flavour, ensuring that your lamb and garlic sauce cravings will never go unanswered. 

While Stalactites caters to a more all-round dining experience, Hella Good focuses on a grab-and-go style of service, perfect for when that meeting cuts into your lunch hour, or when you’ve got one hand occupied carrying the last beer of the night, or the line at Stalactites is too long. Like its older brother, Hella Good is open hella late (until 1am from Sunday to Thursday, and until 5am Friday and Saturday).

Using the freshest produce sourced locally, Hella Good offers four kinds of souvlakis; Arnie (lamb), Kotter (chicken), Harvey (lamb and chicken combo) and Terry (vegetarian), as well as taste bud-tantalising selections of snack packs, homemade dips and sweets. 

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