Freelance writer, traveller, foodie and graphic designer living at the gateway of the Yarra Valley and Melbourne's green belt suburbs..
Published June 4th 2017
Second home in Brougham Street in leafy Eltham is tucked away in a very unlikely industrial, semi-residential street. The building is an Alister Knox built warehouse with high exposed beams and huge industrial windows. Olive trees grow inside and in the outdoor courtyard.
It used to be The Lighting Lab, an art gallery before new owners transformed it into the popular award winning cafe.
This delicious looking cupcake is made from zucchini and rich chocolate. It's not as sweet as it looks. Beautifully decorated with shards of toffee and almonds, pistachio nuts, it delivers a nice crunch when you bite into it! The chocolate ganache is smooth and velvety.
As a sweet tooth, this is a light and not overly rich dessert. Or if you can't finish it on your own, it's great to share!
Second Home is open 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm. The kitchen closes at 3pm.