21 GRAHAM ST, CENTRAL CITY
Serial cafe entrepreneur David Lee achieved a new level of brilliance when he opened this breezy, design-focused cafe this year. Hipgroup alumni work the kitchen and the floor — signature swift service and artistic swipes of colourful purées on the plate give them away. Lee’s Korean heritage is celebrated with dishes like the beautifully fresh bibimbap with 62-degree egg and kimchi krepes. An emphasis on inclusion means your gluten-intolerant dining companion can order alongside your refinedsugar-averse pal without causing a fuss. The cakes are exceptional.
BEST FOR: Inventive cuisine at both ends of the healthy-eating spectrum. Flight coffee