Friends of Mine: Brunswick’s gritty character comes to Richmond

A truly special find, Friends of Mine in Swan St Richmond, (closer to the Burnley Golf Course end of Swan) is a new and refreshingly unique cafe.  Serving breakfast and lunch, the owners who have successfully built several food related businesses have got this one right.

Unlike some of the more pretentious cafe options in this part of the world, this is funky and feels more gritty than most. Bare brick walls and concrete floors but there is nothing boring about this place – either in its (restaurant quality) food, atmosphere or service. It also carries a limited range of dry goods and of course its breads.

It is not just a small cafe. It’s surpisingly cavernous interior opens into several character filled ‘rooms’, complete with uniquely different tables (share tables and single tables), chairs and benches and some amazing light fixtures.  Wonderful ‘rustic’ touches like fresh flowers in milk bottles, bircher muesli served in jam pots………..but most of all it feels like a place that truly cares about food (its sourcing as well as its preparation) and the food experience.

Whether for a quick coffee, or brunch or a glass of wine accompanied by stunning ‘no fuss’ food, this will be one place I will keep returning to. Jason Jones also runs a succesful ‘Culinary Event’ business called “Bright Young Things”

Great job Jason and Friends!

Friends of Mine signage

cafe exterior

fresh bakery items

produce shelves

Open till 4 pm every day.

506, Swan Street, Richmond, Melbourne
Friends of Mine on Urbanspoon


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One response to “Friends of Mine: Brunswick’s gritty character comes to Richmond

  1. kAREN Mahlab

    Great post. Thanks – I’ll try the Pillar of salt – your last blog.
    . Friends of mine (the sister cafe to Porgie and Mr Jones on Auburn Rd Hawthorn) is a very welcome addition to this neck of the woods. Try their smashed avocado and goats cheese brekky. Or their happy chicken. All are delicious.!

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