Bombini Buzz, Arts Centre Melbourne’s newest river edge café, exudes Melbourne cool. Sitting right on the river front, beside the likes of Hamer Hall and Southbank, Bombini Buzz showcases a selection of hyper-local produce in one convenient spot. You start your day with micro-roasted coffee from Carlton, treat yo’ self to ice cream from Fitzroy North and top it all off with a bevvie from Collingwood – but you won’t even have to leave the CBD.
Melbourne micro-roaster Seven Seeds started their journey in 2008, importing, roasting and selling consistently great coffee from around the world. If you can’t make it to their buzzing Carlton outpost, Bombini Buzz is serving their rich, life-giving brews from morning until night.
If there’s one thing that unites most Melburnians it’s our passion for great beer. Collingwood brewers Stomping Ground would raise a glass to that sentiment; this independent brewery crafts a wide range of beer styles from their impressive Collingwood warehouse, including their Gipps’ Street Pale Ale, Laneway Lager and Pridelweiss, each available on tap at Bombini Buzz.
Made by hand using the freshest, high-quality ingredients, Billy van Creamy’s artisan gelato is the brainchild of ice cream loving brothers Alex and Mitch Wells. While it’s locally produced in Fitzroy North, Bombini Buzz has a range of their most popular flavours on their CBD roster as well as speciality sundaes in development, including Peach Melba soon to hit the freezer. Pair a scoop with Yarra Valley nuts, honeycomb or caramel popcorn.
If it’s sweet treats you’re after, Bombini Buzz’s own pastry chef Ferdinandus Pribadi has the goods. He’s created an array of pastries, tarts and cronuts inspired by the streets and laneways of Melbourne. Made in house and using locally sourced ingredients, visitors can nab a Queensberry Street tart (chocolate cake with raspberry curd and coconut mousse), a Chapel Street tart (spritzy lemon tart with candied fruit) or even a blood orange Brunswick Street tart.