ēmmē – Opening Soon
A fiery new restaurant will set James Street alight in 2024, one serving a tasteful and flavour-packed blend of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. ēmmē (pronounced ’em’) will open in the site previously home to Spoon Deli Cafe, just off James Street, with a minimal and organic aesthetic crafted by Alkot Studio and Tonic Projects to turn the prominent space into an approachable day-and-night eatery. The restaurant will open its 44-seat interior space first, with a 2.4-m woodfire dome and open fire pit serving as the attention-grabbing fixture of the space (especially at night, when the lights dim), though an alfresco addition equipped with a high-end coffee bar serving Five Senses brew will be constructed at a later stage. ēmmē will offer breakfast and lunch services first before eventually expanding into dinner, with the menu constantly evolving based on seasonal shifts. ēmmē’s wine list will hit a number of crowd-pleasing beats and price points – expect an array of Australian and international wines, alongside beer from Felons Brewing Co. and cocktails.