Hero Sandwich House and other new openings

Hero Sandwich House

A new uptown sandwich shop and gallery

Ceremony, Olly and now Hero Sandwich House – the trend for sharp new cafes that double as accessible art galleries continues. At Hero – owned and operated by Huri Rapana Neill of hole-in-the-wall coffee shop Drummer Boy, and Matt Stewart of dessert and sandwich pop-up Little Eats – local creative talent is championed on the walls in rotation, to be appreciated while waiting for not-so-ordinary sammies. Currently on display is a mural by Hugo Mathias and prints by Patch Fay. On the menu, Supreme coffee and six sandwich options – from the breakfast ‘Barry’ to ‘The Don’, a truffle-spiked grilled cheese – cater to on-the-go eaters, but it’s worth sitting in to admire the art and ex-CTRL Space Gerrick Numan’s minimalist fit-out.

66 New North Rd, Eden Terrace

 

Two new waterfront pop-ups

A Viaduct revolution is underway

If the word Viaduct brings to mind the heady scent of spilled Red Bulls and the thrum of top 50 bangers, think again. Two new pop-ups are teasing a rebrand for the area, instigated by plans for a new five-star hotel and Angus Muir’s light installation. The Nightingale is a craft beer pop-up from the team behind Vulcan Lane’s Cassette Nine. Occupying the space previously known as The Original, it’s a destination for live music and comedy, and offers nine craft beers on tap. Meanwhile, the restaurant formerly known as The Crew Club is temporarily home to south Pacific-themed bar and restaurant The Lula Inn, where head chef Sam Clark plates up dishes like fresh kokoda and Southern-fried snapper rolls, alongside house-made shrub cocktails. Plus, a new Simon Gault restaurant and a Mea Culpa-owned rooftop bar are set to open in the Viaduct at the end of June.

204 Quay St; 149 Quay St, Viaduct

  

New opening: Barulho

The duo behind recently closed South American restaurant Maldito Mendez have swapped Ponsonby for Parnell to open a new neighbourhood bar with Euro-Latin vibes. Portuguese for ‘noise’, Sarah Ginella and Nico Mendez’s Barulho brings life to a narrow, characterful site next door to architecture firm Fearon Hay from 7am–4pm weekdays. Split over two levels including a small outdoor seating area, head here on sunny winter days for Altezano Brothers filter coffee, homebaked pastries, traditional sweets and tapas. 7–15 Faraday St, Parnell 

Re-opening 

@teedstreetlarder

Four weeks of renovations later and Newmarket cafe Teed Street Larder has scrubbed up rather nicely. Check it out at 7 Teed St, Newmarket