Meet Your Locals
Hear stories from the people behind your local favourites.

The Happy Apple Greengrocer

The backbone of the Seddon store is the fresh bread and bakery section. They have numerous suppliers and stock specialty bread for people with food allergies and intolerances.

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Johnny’s Emporium

Johnny’s Emporium opened in August 2018 as a wine bar and restaurant, but Michael and his sister Dannielle received so many requests to hold functions that they quickly moved to focus solely on events.

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The Idea Collective

The Idea Collective is a co-working space located behind a mysterious looking door at the Footscray Mechanics Institute on Nicholson Street. You even need a secret code to get in!

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Desserts By Night – Edgewater

Desserts By Night is an afternoon tea and night time cafe inspired by Asian dessert houses. But instead of black sesame soup, tong yuan, and ice kachang, you’ll be wowed by their French-styled desserts.

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Simple Form

Anne Nguyen is obsessed with beautiful homewares and indoor plants - so she enjoys living vicariously through her two shops in Seddon, Simple Form and Offshoot.

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Kith & Kin Store

“Seddon is such a community orientated place,” smiles Sasha. “Sometimes people just like to come into Kith & Kin to hang out in the back courtyard and have a chat. I love that!”

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Boma Cafe

Boma’s site used to be a fish and chip shop but is now completely unrecognisable, with brushed gold tabletops, flourishing greenery, a sunny rattan-topped awning and a small kitchen behind wooden panelling.

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Blunt Barbers

There’s an eclectic, rock ‘n’ roll vibe to the place. When he’s not cutting hair Ken is also a street artist and sometime tattooist - he has tattooed some of his barbershop clients before.

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Pasta Journey

Marina moved to Melbourne in 2019 and started teaching pasta-making as ‘Pasta Journey’ in February 2020.

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Inner West Swedish Baker

In 2020, Inner West Swedish Baker spread the joy of Fika by delivering traditional Swedish sweets, savouries and bread to local households in Melbourne’s west.

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540 on Barkly

Simon Matowski’s background has always been in pubs, so when it came time for him to start his own business he knew exactly what he wanted 540 on Barkly to be.

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Stroop Ice Cream and Waffles

At Stroop Ice Cream and Wafels you can find twenty flavours of ice cream and sorbet at any one time, all made off-site using imported Italian ingredients and pastes.

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