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HOT: Saluministi, 892 Bourke St, Docklands

Saluministi, 892 Bourke St, Docklands

Saluministi is a new cafe next to Library at the Dock and across from the playground the Buluk Park. It’s turned this little corner of Victoria Harbour into our favourite place to hang out in Docklands..

Saluministi, 892 Bourke St, Docklands

The cafe is spacious, light-filled and there are high chairs for little bottoms which just reach the tall tables. When the weather warms up outside seating will be lower and face out onto the playground. If you don’t fancy sitting in there’s a big coffee window for take away.

saluministi docklands

There is no kids menu as such but if your child is ok with sandwiches then they will LOVE the Italian style panino at Saluministi.

The most popular menu item is the porchetta roll ($12) which uses slow roasted pork belly and loin seasoned with fennel seeds, thyme, rosemary and salt and pepper.

Saluministi Melbourne

There’s also a crispy cotoletta with a vincotto mayo, Italian coleslaw and provolone ($12) and a slightly spicy pork and fennel sausage with roasted peperonata and pecorino ($11).

Saluministi Docklands

The ciabatta is pillowy soft and the chips with fresh herbs and reggiano are to-die-for ($5).

Saluministi Docklands

Finally, try the sugar encrusted bomboloni, made fresh every day. These are Italian-style doughnuts, so a bit denser than the standard American-style doughnut, but still very light.

Saluministi Melbourne

Saluminsti doesn’t have any toys or books on site but really there’s no need when the excellent library and playground are so close. If you need a change a nappy the disabled toilets are off site but close to the cafe (you’ll need to ask for a key) or you can use the facilities inside the library.

HOT Tips:

  • pram access;
  • high chairs;
  • standard menu suitable for kids;
  • next to Library at the Dock and Buluk Park playground;
  • disabled toilet off site or use library facilities;
  • limited paid street parking; and
  • Stop D18 on #48 and #11 tram via Collins Street.

Saluminsti, 892 Bourke St, Docklands 0413 082 253

Mon-Sat 7am-4pm

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts loves to blog about ways in which families can have more fun together!

She's a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur who combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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