Journey’s Kitchen and Bar is located at 51 Barry Alexander Drive in Springfield and although it appears to be a big, vibrant venue on first glance there is a sense that the open space is welcoming and friendly. There were groups of families and friends engaging in animated conversation and people just chilling. A customer we chatted to summed it up nicely when he said, ‘I really like the funky yet homely space … it makes for a relaxed vibe.’
Michael, the owner, has been a chef for over 20 years and told us that the philosophy of Journeys Kitchen and Bar was built around the notion that no matter what you do in life, it’s all about the journey. ‘I like the notion of the kitchen being a place in your home where you journey through life. Trying new things, sharing experiences with friends and creating food with your family. That’s what we try to do here.’ In some respects Journeys felt a bit like a second home, with no pressure to move on or rush off. The comfy couch was a perfect symbol for that!
(The sofa in the photo is the pebble grey Elena Sofa 2.5 Seater)
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If coffee and kicking back is your vibe, you’ll be delighted to know that Journeys Kitchen and Bar has got you covered whether you enjoy black or white. The Broadway by Toby’s Estate is the house blend which is rich and smooth, making it perfect for the white and cold press coffees on offer. Our flat white had hints of toffee and berry and was easy drinking. If black is more your style you have Espresso Rico also by Toby’s for your drinking pleasure. It is a truly sophisticated coffee which is sweet and aromatic.
(The tables in the picture are the Carlton Nest of Three Coffee Tables in black).
If you’re feeling peckish, there are lots of old favourites … with a new twist. The menu is modern Australian influenced by fresh ingredients and vibrant ideas. If you’re looking for something a little different head to Journeys, where there is something for everybody including a large array of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan selections. These selections are a natural part of an eclectic menu that Michael described as, ‘more a happy accident than a intentional process’.
If you’re not sure what to choose, the hash cakes with a sweet potato base provide you with unreal flavour as well as an unexpected colour experience. The Vietnamese chicken, as a lunch alternative, is built on eight years of history and has helped lots of diners make friends with salad! The food is good and you get a sense that staff care deeply about food preparation and presentation and ultimately your enjoyment of it.
If like to relax and drink or relax and eat, Journeys Kitchen and Bar has got you covered. You can also experience North Hem’s furniture in a real life setting. Instead of just browsing online and hoping for the best, visiting Journeys is like stepping into a Living Showroom where you can touch and explore the quality, colour, fabric and timber of the furniture firsthand.
95% of people are not comfortable buying quality furniture online, so if you’re one of those people, head to Journeys Kitchen and Bar at 6 Yoga Way, Springfield Central. You’ll get the best of both worlds – seeing and experiencing wonderful furniture as well as enjoying great food and coffee on offer in this great suburban venue.