With stylish, minimalist interiors of whitewashed brick walls and hanging plants, a menu of modern Australian cuisine and a team of baristas serving up expertly crafted cups of coffee, Richmond’s Holla Food & Drink is everything you could ever want in a local cafe, and so much more. Located on Victoria Street, whether it's for a quick caffeine fix, a spot of brunch, a leisurely lunch or some dinner paired with a few cocktails, Holla Food & Drink is a neighbourhood gem. The secret is out of the bag though, so be sure to book ahead in order to snag a table.
If you’ve been on the internet or opened a paper or magazine lately, chances are you’ve already heard about Melbourne’s Holla Food & Drink and seen Instagram-worthy photos of their mouth-watering food. Just in case this suave spot on Victoria Street is news to you, though, we’ll give you a snapshot: incredible food, delicious coffee, sleek setting and a full range of wine, cocktails, beers and other drinks at whatever hour you may need a refresher. Holla Food & Drink is among Richmond’s most popular brunch cafes, one of Richmond’s best casual restaurants, and up there with Richmond’s coolest bars. Yep, Holla Food & Drink do it all – and they do it all extremely well.
Brunch could be baked eggs with Turkish bread and olive labneh or the Flip Shelton honey & whisky porridge; dinner could be a 450g grass-fed Gippsland beef steak, a smoked duck salad with goat cheese, baby beets, hazelnuts and pumpkin, or you can pick away at the cheeseboard or some fresh Australian oysters over one of Holla’s creative cocktails – we recommend the Thyme Crisis (gin, sloe berry, elderflower and thyme) or the Boulevardier (bourbon, sweet vermouth and Campari) – anything is possible here at Melbourne’s Holla Food & Drink. To guarantee a table at this Richmond hotspot, making a reservation in advance is strongly recommended.
They had organised a lovely space for us to sit. Enough room for everyone to sit comfortably but still close enough to chat. Wonderfull decorated space and the food was wonderful!
We had a superb dining experience at Holla Food and Drink with my cousins from the UK and two of our adult sons. The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming, the service prompt and attentive and the food was delicious. We had the shared plate menu which consisted of 8 share plates of well-cooked and well-presented food. The plates arrived at our pace and were of just the right quantity. We would thoroughly recommend it and will certainly visit again.
The menu is quite exciting with many unusual dishes and combination of ingredients. We had a degustation menu and enjoyed the variety of flavours immensely. Great new addition to Victoria Street.