HOT: Von Haus, 1 Crossley St, Melbourne

Von Haus. I’m imagining a private club for beardy little men with a penchant for tweed knickerbockers.

The reality is much more cool. Von Haus is a café/bar with an almost invisible doorway on achingly stylish Crossley Street. Step inside and it’s like being in your best friend’s cosy, rustic dining room with perfectly distressed walls.

The big wooden communal table invites convivial conversation while the benchtop facing the rusty grilled window is the perfect place to perch solo with your morning paper. The small room is overlooked by a kitchen which looks like it was lifted from my dream terrace house.

The breakfast menu is spartan – eggs, toast, muesli and unfortunately the day I was there, a shortage of Spanish tortilla. So instead I opted for a bowl of housemade muesli with yoghurt.

I know it’s not as healthy, but I prefer my muesli toasted, so the Von Haus non-toasted version didn’t really grab me. I also declined the proferred honey but in retrospect the rather bland oats-heavy mix could have done with the lift. I did like the fresh apple mohawk though.

While I didn’t love my muesli, Von Haus gets a HOT because I’ve been before for post-work drinks and nibbles as well as a lovely lunch. It’s a relaxing, friendly space and all the better for its slightly hidden location.

Check out what The Age and Tummyrumbles had to say about it.

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15 thoughts on “HOT: Von Haus, 1 Crossley St, Melbourne

  1. Thanks for the mention!

    Oooh, how I do love Von Haus. It has been too long since I’ve been though, which I must rectify.

    I remember the days (before it got hip) where we could always get that prime seat at the window overlooking Crossley and Pellegrini’s.

    I’d heard on the grapevine that the business was for sale?!?
    .-= mellie´s last blog ..The Great Melbourne Vegan Bake Off =-.

    • Hi Billy and Ashley

      Do you have any particular recommendations for their lunch menu? And in your experience is it packed out with people so that you have to wait a long time for a seat/your meal?

      Jetsetting Joyce

  2. I love your writing style. Very descriptive and interesting.

    I’ve just happened upon this blog, but I’m looking forward to reading more…

  3. Nothing like pub culture even in the morning to get you going. I agree with Morris B, the communal table is great. Every restaurant and pub should have one. Conversation is becoming a lost art form.

    Thanks for the post and for the travel inspiration!

  4. I love the bars on the window, to give you that “last meal” feel…

    I guess that’s what you get for an “off-the-beaten-path” place, which is better than huge windows overlooking a touristy strip…

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