In the midst of bustling Toorak Village is a little touch of New York, in the form of Manhattan. It is a café that is loved by locals for its friendly environment and elegant black and white style. The owners are also locals (one was a customer who loved the place so much she wanted to be a part of it) and know just how to cater to their friendly and loyal crowd; whether its mums meeting for breakfast after the school drop off, business men lunching, or residents coming in for dinner. It’s the people they meet that make their day, and the opportunity to give them great coffee and delicious food – like the famous ‘Chop chop’ salad which virtually walks out the door.
The smile from Catia their head barista is as bright as the yellow coffee machine behind which she works her magic.