Sunday, February 26, 2012

Cafe Manager position now available. Experience as a manager not essential, the main attribute we're looking for is initiative.

We're presuming you're genuinely friendly, you know how to move, you booze it up on your last day of your working week(if you fall into the greater percentage of hospitality workers that is & if you don't booze it up.. woo hoo for us), you're confident & meticulous with cleaning.

We can offer good opportunities with some exciting projects coming up. You'll be working with a great bunch of staff... passionate about what they do & hard working.

Salary starts at $50K + super + package.

If you're interested please email kylie(at), drop in in-person or phone 9686 2255. '

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dead Man is closed today. Happy Australia Day!

We also had our Staff Party last night, hence why we won't be open today. I can assure you you wouldn't want to be served by any of these fine folk today. Thanks for all your hard work in 2011 Deadies! We've got a great team, who we're stoked to have. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


In the early 1830s, this land was a swamp. A stain on the pristine bay.
In the 1840s, it was a muddy track between the fledgling commerce of Flinders Street and the regal mansions of South Yarra. A written off corner of an inviting, thriving port city. 
In the 1850s, boatloads of immigrants flooded into Melbourne seeking their fortune on the goldfields. Wide eyed dreamers and crooks on the lam, the desperate and the enterprising and the beaten, thrown together cheek by jowl into a hostile land.
Most of them never made it out of the city. Dreams of a quick fortune were no match for the grim reality of the goldfields and the Victorian bush. Desperate and homeless, they set down the only place there was land left.
Lost souls pegged out their plot and erected a tent in the swamp. Almost overnight sprang up a sprawling, ramshackle suburb of canvas and mud. It stank of death and despair. They called it Canvas Town.
It was harsh. It was brutal. Yet there was a strange pride in the people of Canvas Town – despite all the odds, life hadn’t beaten them. Not completely. At the end of the world these settlers had made something out of nothing.
By the late-1850s, Canvas Town had been cleaned up. Streets started taking shape, land was divided and sold, and settlers built cottages and terraces.
But for a few brief years, South Melbourne was known by a different name – a roughshod graveyard of broken dreams, hopeless days and desperate measures.

Dead Man Espresso sits on what was once the heart of Canvas Town. Like those early settlers, we're damn proud of our little plot of Melbourne. We believe in building something.
We use what we can from nearby – local suppliers Warialda Beef, Istra Smallgoods and Hook & Spoon Mutton; herbs from the garden on the roof; seasonal Victorian produce, honey from our rooftop beehive.
And the coffee? Using the best beans from the best roasters around is a luxury the founding ancestors couldn't have dreamed of. But we think they would have approved...

Friday, January 20, 2012

We're very fortunate at Dead Man to be allowed to grow a few veggies and herbs on the roof of the building. Good landlord! Nice to be supported by an owner who gets what we're trying to do. Nothing to grandiose, just trying to grow some stuff and trying to understand seasonality. Recently we've had bucket loads of different types of tomatoes which we use in our very popular brekky item... The Panmolle. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dead Man has been licensed for a little while now stocking a nice array of craft beer from Australia, New Zealand & Europe with wines from Prince Wine Store. We are also open later on Friday nights till at least 9:30pm. So if you feel like a good brew after work, be it beer or coffee, come perch yourself on the balcony and soak up the views. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Hours
Closed -
Saturday 24th December
Sunday 25th December
Closed -
Saturday 31st December 
Sunday 1st January
Monday 2nd January

Open -
26 Dec - 6 Jan
We will be open from
8am - 3pm
with a short menu available.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all of our wonderful customers, friends & family.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mmmm.. A lunch special this week. Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad

And one of popular brekky dishes... Potato & Herb Rosti w Smoked Salmon, Avocado & Poached egg. Also available for lunch. 

Dessert - As mentioned all cakes are made in house. Here's another goodie, Purple Heirloom Carrot Cake. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Selection of Dead Man cakes.  Nice work today, Bec, Cameron & Ekta.  From now on all cakes will be made in house. Yippee!!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Todays lunch special risotto; Warialda Beef Chorizo with Fire Roasted Red Capsicum, kale, saffron & parmesan tuile and from our breakfast menu the Panmolle, Spicy Pork Fennel Sausages, fresh tomato salad & poached egg

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

We're stoked to have our new Head Chef, Rebecca Kaye on board now.  As much as we love our coffee it's great to have someone in the kitchen equally as passionate about food - seasonal & regional produce  We've been looking for someone like Bec for awhile (who worked with Kylie when they were at St Ali) and together with our other new chef Cameron and long serving chef Ekta we aim to keep delivering good & seasonal cafe food.  As well as baking our own cakes on a daily basis.  Here are two of todays specials; Warialda Beef chorizo, baby dutch carrots, celery & beetroot with poached egg and (below) Pulled Ham Hock with lentils soup.  Both sold out today!  Expect daily specials with a new menu coming soon.  If you're on twitter you can follow Bec @bextsakaye. So welcome Bec. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Last week Pip and I were stoked to be a part of the 2011 State of Design Festival - Urban Realities 3 Day Design Challenge courtesy of Breath Architecture who subsequently won the challenge. We had the easy part though, Slayer coffee machine and coffee were supplied by Coffee Supreme. It was nice to spend sometime getting to know it, albeit in bloody cold & rainy conditions. Elaine of Abbotsford Club, My Sister Says & Servery & Spoon & Alex of The Premises also did some time on the coffee. The below pic is Jeremy of Breathe giving a talk on the ideas behind their concept. Loved the notion of blocking out the eyesore that is the Docklands. Aside from the visual and relevant aspect of the water, the water barriers also blocked out the wind. And a section was left open facing the water as the one true line of sight for beauty(and that's not towards Etihad) Man what an absolute disgrace the Docklands is. It really makes me angry when you see time and time again, Melbourne being ruined by weak councils & governments in the face of souless & self serving property developers. Way to go Jeremy and Crew on your much deserved win. More information here from Broadsheet