Neighbour


Bunker on Railway Terrace has been supplying Milton locals with a steady stream of specialty coffee for more than a decade. Even as the suburb has shifted and evolved around it, the pint-sized dispensary has remained a dependable constant for local residents, office workers, weekend market goers and coffee purists. Owners Marcus and Rhianna Allison added another community-minded destination to the street’s culinary cadre in late 2021, complementing Bunker’s energising pick-me-ups with a range of other grab-and-go goodies at Neighbour, the couple’s own kitchen and providore concept. Located at the base of newly constructed 20-storey apartment building Aura, Neighbour is a warm and inviting provisioner specialising in nourishing salads, tempting sweets, gourmet meats, picnic-perfect charcuterie and boutique wines. As new parents, Marcus and Rhianna figured that this kind of offering was perfectly suited to ease the load on similarly time-poor individuals. With this in mind, Neighbour is all about improving access to hearty fare without the headache-inducing time constraints of making it. The couple has enlisted the talents of Florence and Felix for Goodness chef Sam Pethely as Neighbour’s culinary consultant, who has assisted in the creation of Neighbour’s debut range of rotating Ottolenghi-inspired salads. Savoury sides like lamb koftas, saganaki and felafel balls, plus a range of cabinet treats and ‘take cakes’ are also available for lunch eaters seeking a little bit extra. Pre-packaged ready-to-cook meat from Meat at Billy’s help make dinnertime decisions a cinch, while sourdough loaves from Riser Bread keep carb cravings satiated. Neighbour is also stocking a few local beers as well as a tight range of new age and natural wines (expect a sharp focus on vino from the Granite Belt) perfect for pre-dinner party or picnic pick ups. Rhianna, an architect with Conrad Gargett, is the driving force behind Neighbour’s look and feel, which boasts a warm aesthetic and a material palette featuring light Tasmanian oak, travertine bench tops and Austral Brick tiles. 



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