Cru+ is the latest venture by Kevin Li, owner of South Melbourne’s The Crux & Co and Lights in the Attic in Hawthorn East. Cru+ (pronounced Cru Plus) serves its own blend of Five Senses coffee, as well as a generous breakfast and lunch menu, delicate cake and pastries including its charcoal and salted egg yolk croissant. Cru+’s main point of difference is its ingenious build-a-box concept, perfect for the hungry shopper who can’t quite decide what they want to eat.

Designed by EAT Architects, the exposed café draws inspiration from the Orient Express meets Tokyo train station and also offers a gorgeous High Tea and Dessert Box option, the perfect sweet refuelling option after a morning or afternoon of shopping.