A glorious winter day in Melbourne, perfect for some wholesome soup I think! The Micro Kitchen by Broadsheet is a pop-up soup kitchen/ cafe at the GPO and part of the State of Design festival.Edwards Moore collaborate with chef Kate Holloway from The Premises for my lunch. But what's with the polystyrene bowls guys? Wouldn't if of been cute to use a mis-match of bowls found in thrift shops or something?
Bloggers everywhere! I have to admit to being a little intimidated by these guys and their gear, puts my little canon camera to shame! Oh well. I've said it before, I'm definitely not the world's best photographer that's evident!A Friend of Mine designed the interior and being graphic designers there are some cool decals and plywood spoon motifs dotted in the space. I liked the hanging spoon chandelier also.
With a design brief that prompts the chef to create a soup that represents the designer’s practice, soup must include certain characteristics. Monday’s included a concept that was honest, sustainable and familiar, a bit sweet, and using a particular favourite ingredient – bull kelp. The result was a designer soup of Seaweed, Vegetable and Potato Chowder.
The Micro Kitchen opens at midday for hungry city slickers, serving hot soup with bread from Loafer Bread, coffee from Sensory Lab and local craft beer from Thunder Road on tap. It closes at 3pm and reopens for dinner at 5.30pm until 8pm. So if you missed out on you lunchbreak, get down there after work for dinner.
Thursday 28 July: Susan Cohn (jewellery) and Maurice Esposito (St Peters)
Friday 29 July: A Friend of Mine (graphic design) and Joseph Abboud (Rumi)
Photos by Lauren Macer