Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Krimper @ Melbourne

Even Melbourne's most obscure laneway might hide a cafe like Krimper, a warehouse-like venue with exposed brick walls & a darkened, industrial-edged decor that betrays the building’s former use decades ago as a saw-mill.

Krimper, named for a 20th-century Melbourne furniture maker whose sideboard forms this cafe’s centerpiece, is the brainchild of Malaysian-born architect Mun Soon, who has lived in Melbourne for nearly four decades and immersed himself completely in this city’s passion for palate-pleasuring.

“This is my dream,” Soon said in an interview with this writer, watching customers dig into brunches of Eggs Benedict with pulled smoked ham hock, basil pesto & avocado ...

... as well as scrumptious-looking pork belly burgers ...

 ... while drinking the Australian state of Victoria’s own Proud Mary coffee.

“For a long time, I imagined opening a cafe like this," Soon said. "It took two years just for me to salvage some of the furnishing, including the lighting and even the tables that we constructed out of old elevator doors."

Krimper Cafe
20 Guildford Lane, Melbourne, Australia
Open daily, 7am through 5pm weekdays, 4pm weekends

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21 comments:

  1. Oh what a funky way to create a restaurant! and planet friendly too :)

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeah, cool origins! and yup, the owners seem quite conscientious =)

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  2. I love this place, thanks for the recommendation :)

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    1. Footfringe: yay! i like how even though there's no natural sunlight at all in here, customers won't get any sense of claustrophobia and the whole ambiance feels very soothing =)

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  3. Very interesting decor, Sean. That burger looks to big to fit into my mouth. :)

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    1. Linda: yeah, distinctive decor here ... ooo, must be the angle of the photo, cos it was almost a mini-burger actually! =)

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  4. l like this very much..nice place.pictures are nice to see.this is a good website
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  5. You're in Melbourne? Ooooo...the Egg Benedict. Slurpssss!!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: was in melbourne, heh =) yeah, the eggs benedict was a good order =)

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  6. Both the eggs benedict and burger looks sooooo good!

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, i didn't get to try the burger, but i wish i had a bite of it! :D

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  7. The egg ben seems very inviting!

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    1. Ken: yeah, the avocado and the pulled smoked ham hock help to elevate it! =)

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  8. Food looks great.. and love the deco too! Could waste a lot of time here;)

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    1. Ciki: true! i only managed to spend about an hour here, but it'd be a nice cafe to relax in during a leisurely holiday =)

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  9. Kids will be sure to gobble this up!

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  10. Looks like you are travelling outside of KL quite iften these days, that is good!

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    1. Wong: melbourne was fun :)

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