Von Haus is surrounded by a series of Melbourne's gastronomic gems - Pellegrini's, Gingerboy and Becco are all within metres of its front door. Von Haus has proven itself to be a more than worthy neighbour.
Von Haus could easily be mistaken as a civilised and cosy European apartment. The space consists of a main dining room, complete with a view of the country-style kitchen. There is also a teeny-tiny area outside, which is essentially an outdoor passageway with a few tables and chairs. Both spaces are intimate and charming and the overall atmosphere of Von Haus is warm, inviting and relaxed. It is the perfect place for couples and small groups or indeed for a solo outing. The eclectic soundtrack is an added bonus (one can expect to hear anything from LCD Soundsystem to Johnny Cash.)
The food and drink menus at Von Haus change daily and are based on the availability of market produce and goods. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are all on offer and the respective menus are kept succinct due to their changeability. Much like its interior design, the dishes on offer at Von Haus are subject to European influence. It is possible that one could order a main course consisting of smoked ocean trout and delectable potato and caper salad or a rustic sandwich with tantalising fillings such as frittata, salmon and saucisson sec. Despite the meat-centric nature of its daily rotating menus, vegetarian options are also available. Furthermore, the desserts on offer at Von Haus are heavenly across the board. Even the simple notion of a fruit danish is done remarkably well, with a generous portion of stewed mixed berries encased in crisp and delicate pastry.
The staff are lovely and attentive too - making you feel right at home.