Roots Kitchen Bar

Located across Moon Hotel, this intimate cafe serves up European-inspired dishes along a quiet lane in Little India. The space resembles a typical Melbourne coffee shop, with exposed brick walls, industrial finishes and stylish metal chairs. 

On the menu are hearty, unpretentious and reliable items for brunch and dinner, like egg benedict with caviar ($15), baked camembert ($15), with apple chutney; pancetta with poached egg ($16) and Nagano pork rack ($27 for 200g, $35 for 300g). They also have a curated list of desserts such as the banana bailey ($10), a bread pudding dish with nutella and creamy bailey and a wide selection of beers, wines and spirits. Happy hours are from 11am-8pm daily, with draft beer at $10 per pint and selected housepour wines at $9 per glass.