I went to Rosebery’s fabulous canteen-style cafe Kitchen by Mike for lunch last weekend. Imagine succulent jerk chicken, wood-fired broccolini, lemon and chilli, with a green bean, fig, hazelnut and feta salad on the side. And then imagine a gooey pistachio meringue, so delightful I had to fight the kids for it. Even the bathrooms are splendid - industrial steel basins, copper taps, and reclaimed timber bench tops. As if all that wasn’t enough for one day, the decorators paradise, Koskela, is right next door. Stocking furniture and homewares from local designers, Koskela is a fluoro-hazed designers dream. I snapped up the raspberry cocky2 tea towel, much too beautiful to be used on the dishes. hww.
Kitchen by Mike and Koskela showroom - 85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery.
Raspberry cocky2 teatowel by Bonnie and Neil, $35.00. Buy it at Koskela or online here.