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Melbourne’s ‘Kafeneion’ finds new home in city’s Supper Club location

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Popular Greek restaurant, Kafeneion, will relocate to another frequented city location, The Melbourne Supper Club, on February 7.

Con Christopoulos – the restaurateur behind Melbourne institutions like City Wine ShopThe European and Degraves Espresso, opened up his dream restaurant, Kafeneion as a pop-up back in May of 2023, which became an instant hit.

Kafeneion (a spin on “kafenio”, the Greek term for a traditional coffeehouse) aimed to provide Melbournians a home-style diner, and hoped to find a permanent home in a larger location later in the year, now, securing the suitable Supper Club location.

“We’re bringing the sensibility of Kafeneion over [to the Supper Club], so it’s still going be that charming, double clothed, romantic offering,” Christopolous said about the move.

“There will still be Siglo customers walking through the space to get to the roof… It’s a bit like dancing with a girl for the first time – we don’t know who is going to lead.”

Popular Greek restaurant, Kafeneion, will relocate to another frequented city location, The Melbourne Supper Club, on February 7. Photo: Broadsheet.

According to Broadsheet, after opening in 1998, the Supper Club established itself as Melbourne’s premier late-night hangout, spearheading the city’s “hidden bar” boom.

Christopoulos, who co-owns the joint with Stavros Konis, the third-generation owner of Richmond restaurant Salona added, “We’ll be offering a full Greek menu, tweaked for the seasons…It’s a flexible offering, it’s affordable, it’s romantic, and it’s driven by some good-hearted people…the idea is to recreate the magic in a space that has its own magic.”

As Melbourne’s bustling Bourke Street says goodbye to Kafeneion, Spring street welcomes it, and its customers with open arms from February 7.

Source: Broadsheet

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