Take the name literally: there are plenty of reasons to stay at this cute Fitzroy café 'til dusk
Sitting pretty on Gertrude Street and named after owner Anthony Brem’s newborn son, Archie’s is the latest project from the team behind Bluebird Espresso. The fitout is as cute as a button: whitewashed walls, yellow tulips in brown glass bottles, green and pink pastel ceramics and kitsch ’70s artworks, including a sultry señorita who gets around – we’ve seen her hanging on a bunch of Melbourne café walls. A record player and decks to the left of the bar and coffee counter hint at late-night lock-ins (you’ll be fed until midnight Wednesday to Sunday). On sunny days, make for the courtyard out back.
Head chef Nick Sawle (ex-Servery & Spoon) is serving up experimental pre-noon offerings, including coddled eggs with potato purée, and miso-cured salmon with poached eggs, pickled cucumber and seaweed butter. Alternating menus between the brunch and dinner services mean that you won't be eating eggs for dinner, but a selection of staples is on offer from start to finish. Drinks are available hard, soft or caffeinated, with a range of craft beers and a cocktail menu by Elle Newbould-Figg (ex-Double Happiness). Chocaholics: start your day the right way with the dark chocolate and raspberry smoothie. Welcome to the world, both Archies.
|Venue name:||Archie's All Day|
189 Gertrude Street
|Opening hours:||Mon-Tue 7.30am-4pm; Wed-Fri 7.30am-midnight; Sat-Sun 8am-midnight|