The Mulberry Group is opening a new all-in-one CBD venue
Part cafe, part wine store, part event space, part marketplace. Liminal is the latest venture from the Mulberry group, which founded Top Paddock, Higher Ground and the Kettle Black. After they sold their venues to the Darling Group late last year, Liminal marks a new direction.
The Mulberry Group was founded in 2011 by Nathan Toleman, Ben Clark and Diamond Rozakeas, and has changed Melbourne’s cafe scene for good with its pivotal venues pioneering beautiful brunches and native ingredients. The hospitality outfit will now follow the trend of new all-in-one venues, like Carlton's King and Godfree's deli, cafe and bar combo.
The all-day space, open Monday to Friday only, will serve breakfast through late-lunch, with a 200-strong bottle shop for takeaway. With the needs of the city worker in mind, Liminal also has a private boardroom for corporate lunches, meetings, wine tastings or events.
Adjacent to the lobby atrium in the art deco T&G building on Melbourne’s Collins Street, the space will feature curved banquette seating and an open plan kitchen, aiming to provide a lounge like feel to the 400-metre space of dark granite and lighter timber and stone.
Executive chef Martin Webster (formerly Jackalope on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula) has created approachable and thoughtful breakfast and lunch menus. Later in the day salads and sandwiches will be the focus. “They are a little bit fun, pretty simple and super delicious. We’ll changing them regularly depending on what produce comes through from the market,” says Webster. A rotisserie will cook chicken, porchetta and daily specials and many items will be available to take away too.
Photography: Carmen Zammit.