I’m a little hesitant to tell you about one of my favourite bars in case it’s suddenly inundated with people and I can’t find a seat there on a Saturday night.
But I will, because I’m nice like that.
Von Haus Wine Bar is tucked away on Crossley Street, just off Bourke Street.
You’re greeted by a deer-head before entering into a warmly-lit bar that looks straight out of a European town.
The bar is tiny with an even smaller cobbled courtyard through a side door. The decor is simple, with rustic wooden tables, chairs, fresh flowers and cosy fireplace.
The wine list is short (it changes weekly) but well thought out and the wait staff are incredibly attentive so you won’t be left with an empty glass. If beer is more your thing they also offer a range of local and imported beers as well as the usual harder liquors.
Von Haus serves a changing European inspired menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a range of nibbles perfectly suited to late-night wine & gin drinking. We munched on a very moreish bowl of fried potatoes with chilli and garlic while discussing future European travel plans.
Whether you’re looking for a cosy spot for a coffee, leisurely lunch or a place to while the night away over wine, Von Haus is a relaxed and intimate cafe/bar that’s perfect for escaping the city.