Freshly opened in hip Prahran, Murray's Food Store takes its cues from the old school corner Aussie milk bar, which was not just a place to nosh up, but also a place to hang out and be part of the local community. Murray's serves up all the nostalgic faves like just-baked homemade pies, mixed lollies and milkshakes but adds a fresh update via their made-to-order juices, connoisseur level coffees (with daily housemade nut mylks) and extensive New York-certified bagel menu. Murray's bagels are the real deal, par boiled and baked exactly like they make 'em in The Big Apple. From dark rye, to white, to gluten free they've got all taste buds covered and with a slew of delicious fillings on offer, it's a hard ask to save room for the must-have mixed lollies.
Fast becoming a local favourite, Murray's also ups the eye candy quotient for this hipster hood via a collab with international street artist Nychos. Known for his evocative street murals themed around animal dissection and comics, Nychos' giant pink panther mural which covers an entire wall of Murray's Food Store lends the milk bar an arty edginess reminiscent of downtown NYC.
Murray's Food Store is located at 3B Murray St, Prahran, VIC and is open Tuesday to Sunday from 8am until 4pm. facebook.com/murraysfoodstoreprahran/