Fresh. Innovative. Local. That’s how owner Christina Higgins describes Armadale’s newest café, Moby 3143. With a background in nutrition, leading her to train at Le Cordon Bleu in London, Christina has a long experience within the hospitality industry. Steve Svensen, ex-head chef of Richmond’s Pillar of Salt and Northcote’s Barry, forms the other half of Moby. Between the two, this dream team share a passion for food, quality and embrace for what is a defiant and diverse Melbourne food culture.
A pastel perfect paradise, the interior is nothing short of seamless and warm, exactly what Christina and Steve sought to achieve. “We wanted to get away from the industrial, minimalist look. We worked with We Are Huntly with a brief of creating a home away from home; essentially a warm space incorporating textures, light and open space”.
A local and inviting space, named after a much loved family dog, Moby seeks to have something for everyone. From the health-conscious Breakfast Salad to the indulgent Eggs Benedict, you’ll find what your stomach desires. Christina recommends giving the Citrus Cured Ocean Trout a go when you visit and trying their house blend ‘High Fidelity’ by Five Senses.
The ‘destination’ element of High Street, Armadale was key in calling it home for Moby, Christina says. Being locals themselves, both Christina and Steve have experienced the evolution of High Street, Armadale over the years and found it was the perfect fit for their first venture, together. Christina adds, “the rooftop was definitely the draw card, as we wanted something different and complementary to the community-based atmosphere”.
Open 7 days, from 6:30am weekdays and 7:30am weekends, be sure to visit Christina, Steve and their team at Moby, 1150 High Street, Armadale.
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