153 Commercial Rd, South Yarra, Melbourne
“We trade as a third waver café by day and a bar by night,” said Dax Byrne (ex theloft, Bathers Pavillion), one of the owners of this new Melbourne bar and café. Third wave coffee is getting in to more and more coffee joints — that is, going beyond the espresso thing and into pourover coffee, filter coffees and all that. They take an approach to coffee that seeks to be only a step removed from the growers — an approach that we think will increasingly be applied by bars with respect to the spirits they stock.
Opened by Byrne and his brother, Nicholas, who describe the bar as being like a clubhouse, one that “is simply a reflection of our lifestyles, when it comes to sharing our adventures we focus on what’s dear to us … motorbikes, pool tables, surfing, coffee, booze… our priorities in life.”
And the NBHD part of the name? It stands for neighbourhood.