Jake Kellie – eat & drink insider knowledge

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YOUNG CHEF / VIC

Jake Kellie is our Australian young chef 2014 runner up and head chef at The Commoner in Melbourne. Find out where in Melbourne Jake goes for his favourite food and wine experiences.


favourite coffee spots

Market Lane Coffee, Melbourne
You can always go there and you’ll always get an amazing coffee

Dukes Coffee, Melbourne
being quiet fortunate to have a mate work at dukes is a bonus they always provide great coffee

Babka, Fitzroy
having babka just around the corner of The Commoner is great, this is my local coffee hang out


favourite casual eateries

Barry, Northcote
Fantastic breakfast menu always a pleasure to eat here

Stagger Lees, Fitzroy
Local cafe around from the commoner is great we get along quiet well very lovely people and doing awsome coffee/breakfast

Little Tommy Tucker, Bentleigh
Lovely venue ,great food/coffee always great to go eat here when am on the south side


favourite restaurants

The Town Mouse, Carlton
Love this place , daves philosophy on food is amazing delicate and so delicious.

Estelle, Northcote
Great place to eat on my days off when I just want to chill out , I do have a fetish for Scott’s food very tasty

The Builders Arms, Fitzroy
When I want a good pub meal I head here ,humble tasty food great beers on tap and the staff are lovely


favourite bars

Labour in Vain, Fitzroy
Great bar to hang out with couple mates quiet and good beer

Nieuw Amsterdam, Melbourne CBD
Think they have 12 beers on tap so the choice is yours , love the variation

Naked For Satan, Brunswick
The view is to die for on the rooftop over looking the north side and the city great place to take the girlfriend


favourite markets

Prahran Market, South Yarra
Always got great veg/seafood and meat, always good to head over the river to head here

Queen Victoria Markets, Melbourne CBD
Great big markets can’t go wrong here there’ve got everything

Collingwood Farmers Markets, Collingwood
Awesome place to meet boutique producers and it normally stream lines back to The commoner and we use the produce


favourite interstate restaurants

Garagistes, Hobart
This place is amazing one of my most memorable meals I’ve ever had , great concept , food is so tasty and outstanding natural/organic wine list .

Momofuku Seiobo, Sydney
Don’t mind a bit of Asian? Momofuku is outstanding, sitting at the bar you get a different dining experience, seeing all the chefs work together and produce amazing dishes it’s mind blowing

Ethos Eat Drink, Hobart
I adore the concept and atmosphere of Ethos, beautiful food and wine. Chloe and Iain are great and the provide a awesome dining experience



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