The top part of Lygon Street is a treasure trove of good eating and drinking spots that many Melburnians who don’t live in the area probably don’t go to as much as they should. A night out last weekend at ‘Melbourne’s best Indian’ Kaki Di Hatti made me notice something. I walked past Small Block cafe and it was closed. Then an hour later I walked past and it was pumping. I know they are very open to giving people the chance to use the space so I stuck my nose in.
I was told that it was a test night for family and friends only but they would be cracking the doors to the public on Thursday. So it’s a case of You Know What We Did Tonight.
How did this Pop Up Summer Fling come to happen? Three friends visited Vietnam last year, had a smashing time sitting in Bia Hois on street corners and were constantly saying (as we did when we visited) “I wish we had something like this in Melbourne”. Well they pooled their ideas, approached the owners of Small Lots to see if they could use the space when the cafe was closed – and the answer was affirmative.
So they have put together a tight little menu and rolled in a keg in a fridge serving Thunder Road brewskis and invited people to give it a go.
Being very bad bloggers and starving to boot we started scoffing the lot before we realised the photo opportunity had almost been missed. So here are just a few shots to whet the whistle.
You can guess what the dishes are but know that it all was super tasty, you will be served more than what was photographed and do not miss out on the bahn mi.
The Pop Up Summer Fling is only on from this Sunday through to March 24 – Only on Thursday and Sundays from 6.30pm.
130 Lygon Street, Brunswick East , Melbourne