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Lunch at Square One in Rialto

Square One in Rialto is a game changer with its greatest hits 10 dishes from ten top chefs showcasing ingredients of the season, premium coffee, top notch drinks menu, stylish aesthetic, exceptional service and its compelling social project. 

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You can choose from their House Staples menu or step into 10 dishes from 10 top chefs (including lots of vegan options).
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We enjoyed these delicious innovative dishes -

Lanzhou chilli oil & CG garden herbs
By Victor Liong @smokeystevenson
Lee Ho Fook, Melbourne

-CRUMBED LIONSMANE SCHNITZEL John’s BBQ mushrooms, green garlic
& macadamia hummus
By Zoe Birch @greasyzoes
Greasy Zoe’s, Hurstbridge

Portuguese pork sandwich
By Nuno Mendes @nunoviajante
Lisboeta, London, UK

Boiled greens, olive oil, lemon & sourdough
By Ali Currey-Voumard @al___fresco
A Table, Hepburn & Melbourne

CGP brassicas & pickled beetroot By Tom Sarafian @tomsarafian Sarafian
Melbourne, Coburg North

-UBE WAFFLE Purple yam waffle, smoked maple syrup, whipped pepe saya butter
By Mitch Orr @instakrill
Kiln, Sydney

CGP rhubarb & lemon verbena
By Matt Wilkinson @mrwilkinsons
Montalto Winery, Red Hill

Hard to pick a winner but the Cumin Lamb Pancake was off the charts, enhanced by a drizzle of Lanzhou chilli oil.
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The Common Ground social project is not token but ostensibly underpins the business. 
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Much of the produce for Square One comes from The Common Ground Project community regenerative farm in Freshwater Creek. They also provide training and pathways for the disadvantaged and refugees. 10% of profits from Square One go to The Common Ground Project. 
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These dishes are elevated and challenge my mindset regarding cafe food. I also feel they provide great value. Also check out the upstairs space for takeaway coffee and treats. 

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Is this really a cafe? Nathan Toleman and The Mulberry Group continue to break new ground.