Master of None
57B Station Street
Malvern, VIC 3144
There’s something nice about having a good local coffee house. Good coffee, good conversation. It brings a smile to your face on a cold morning when you’d rather be tucked up in bed. Malvern local Master of None is one such place. Conveniently located across the road from Malvern Station, it provides such much needed sustenance and caffeine for weary commuters.
Formerly an old garage, owner Tennyson Andrew converted the space himself, maintaining the the rustic, homely vibe with chip board covered walls, timber cabinetry and minimal fitout. It’s almost like dropping by for a bite at a mates place. “I was drawn to Malvern’s warm sense of community and saw the opportunity to return some of the love”, says Andrew. “I fit out everything, bar the electrics and plumbing.”
The star here is the coffee, supplied by Coffee Supreme. It’s strong and rich, just what you need first thing in the morning for a pick me up. A convenient take-away window also means a quick exchange for those hurring to the station.
The space is small, with no room for a proper kitchen. Instead the menu offers a few quick to prepare items including a couple of good toasties, some pastries, and croissants from Noisette. The chicken toastie with avocado, mayo, mustard and rocket might not be pushing any culinary boundaries, but it sure does satisfy. As does the ham version with tomato, rocket and cheese.
If you’re saying no to gluten, there’s gluten-free bread available. But aside from the odd salad there’s not a lot on offer.
Above the cafe, Andrew’s runs his multi-disciplinary design studio Tennyson Design. If client’s aren’t sold on his designs, I’m sure one of his coffees will pursuade them.