You can’t beat a good story, over a good coffee.
The St Kilda Dispensary does exactly that. As I cycled along Brighton Road in Melbourne it was hard to miss the external signage of this fascinating café. I was intrigued enough to ditch my bike, enter and explore.
After being greeted by the welcoming staff, my eyes were on overdrive trying to capture an abundance of cleverly selected words, objects, images, and of course, food and drink. This place was the original St Kilda Dispensary, steeped in history, and it instantly felt like a mini museum of learning and discovery.
With a theme of all things medical, the interior captures an array of antiques, posters, dispensing items and first aid products. Whether you’re ordering a juice to ease your hangover, a cake to satisfy your sweet craving, or simply a good coffee, each experience is bang on theme.
Owner Kristy Andruszko has done a great job of finding a space, within an iconic building, that has inspired a great theme and interesting brand story, communicated seamlessly, that you believe in and want to experience.
That’s what people love.