Who’s moved out, who’s moved up, who’s moved on and who’s moved in

You’ve heard the age-old question about the chicken and the egg, but there’s no question that at Hide & Seek the books came first (before the website, that is). We still have plans to publish more books, but some changes happen so quickly that our beloved paper products can’t keep up. So here’s where we can tell you what’s happened to our friends from the books – share in their ups and downs and their nifty side-steps into exciting new endeavours. Most of all, we can continue to support them as they bring something new and unique to the Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane scene.

Hide & Seek Melbourne 2 (published October 2012)

Signed and Numbered: This print-crazy crew can actually be found at 153 Greville St.

Elceed: In good news for hungry punters everywhere, Elceed is now open 7 days a week. Monday opening hours are 8–3 and Sunday hours are 9–3.

Hide & Seek Melbourne (published March 2009)

Abbotsford Convent: Far from getting stuck in the habit, the Abbotsford Convent community of outlets and services continues to evolve. Some recent changes include the closure of Phillip Stokes Studio Glass, but the Slow Food Farmer’s Market has moved in, happening every fourth Sunday of the month.

in.cube8r gallery: The cubes have crossed the border (or borders). We’re excited that in.cube8r galleries selling local artists’ wares have popped up in Mosman, Sydney and the Valley, Brisbane. And now there’s also a Geelong outlet in Victoria!

Thread Den: To check out Thread Den’s new threads for sale, or to discover your own hidden talent when it comes to a needle and thread at one of their various sewing classes, find them at their new address, 422 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

St Ali: Coffee devotees continue to pay homage at St Ali in droves, so the crew have expanded to become a much bigger cafe offering all sorts of coffee experiences. Owner, Salvatore Malatesta, has also branched out and is now owner or part-owner of a range of other venues, including Plantation and the Sensory Lab in the city, and even a St Ali in London.

Lost & Found Market: Selling vintage clothes and collectibles has worked out for the Lost & Found Market as they have expanded to two new locations: 1–5 Perry St, Collingwood and 511 Lygon St, Brunswick East.

Pizzahead: Sadly, this pizza takeaway place on the Yarra Promenade has shut.


Hide & Seek Sydney (published December 2009)

Title: Film and music buffs rejoice! Title has taken its passion for classic, specialist and cult music, film, books and fashion interstate with three stores in Melbourne (Fitzroy, Northcote and Brunswick), one in Brisbane and one in Adelaide.

Time to Vino: You can still enjoy your perfect drop, just in a new spot at 2–14 Kings Cross Road, Potts Point; (03) 9380 4252

The Hopetoun Hotel: Sydney’s independent live music scene has had to find a new home as the Hopetoun Hotel (affectionately ‘The Hoey’) has closed its doors.

Mocean Restaurant and Underground Bar: This underground bar has sadly closed its doors.

Cafe Ish: Our favourite Japanese-Australian fushion cafe has moved around the corner to 82 Campbell St Surry Hills.


Hide & Seek Brisbane (published July 2010)

Trash Video: Sadly for all cult movie enthusiasts Trash Video has closed.


Hide & Seek Melbourne: Hit the Streets (published February 2011)

Underground Cinema: Keep your eyes and ears open. Underground Cinema is planning to spring their cinematic surprises on Sydneysiders soon. Watch this space.

Sens’ Amore:Unfortunately, henna tattoos, hair and beauty treatments are no longer offered at Sens’ Amore, but Halli will still make you feel beautiful through heavenly massage. Call Halli on 0430 244 371 or email her at

Outré Gallery: Outré Gallery is sharing the love and has opened edgy counter-culture art galleries in Sydney and Perth.

Neill Martin Shoe Shine: We had to say a very sad farewell to Neill Martin, who passed away on Friday 26 August 2011. He added a polish and shine not only to the shoes hurrying along Collins Street, but also to those who were lucky enough to stop a while for a chat and a story or two. He will be missed.

All the King’s Men: Gentlemen’s Haircutters: Who said the King was dead? All the King’s Men has just moved from Errol Street to 558 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne. Long live the King!


Hide & Seek Melbourne: Treasure Trove (published February 2011)

In the Woods: Sadly, In the Woods has closed down. We say thanks to Sassie and Casey for sharing their creative gifts with us. The woods had never been so delightful.

Gewürzhaus:You can never have too much spice in life! A new spice route has been mapped from Lygon Street, Carlton to the second Gewürzhaus store in Hawksburn Village on Malvern Road, Toorak.

Blackhearts & Sparrows: Who cares how the chicken crossed the road? All that matters is that Blackhearts & Sparrows crosses Lygon Street when it’s dark to spread the cheer with beer tasting nights at Atticus Finch.

Hello Sailor Vintage Fair: Hello Sailor Vintage Fair has shuffled its stylish soles and other vintage wares up the road to Yah Yah’s at 99 Smith Street, Fitzroy. Just to keep you on your toes, they also pop up monthly at Melbourne Central. Find out when and where to plan your next vintage splurge by visiting their Facebook page:

The Walrus and the Carpenter: If you have a magic mirror you might already know that the Walrus and the Carpenter toy store has moved from Rathdowne Street to 771 Nicholson Street, North Carlton. If you don’t have a magic mirror, then you might find one at the store, amid all manner of toys just waiting for a child’s imagination.

CIBI: CIBI has extended its opening hours; now you can let your inner ‘little one’ out to play 9am–4pm on Sundays. CIBI has also extended their hospitality to serve special breakfasts on weekends, while you browse their products designed to bring happiness to your daily life.

Rendezvous: The Romance Bookstore: This bodice-rippingly good bookstore has upped stumps and moved further up the street to 118 Lonsdale Street, between Russell and Exhibition St. There’s now a cafe attached to the store, so you can enjoy foodie treats as well as literary treats.


Hide & Seek Melbourne: Feeling Peckish? (published February 2011)

Grigons & Orr Corner Store: The cooky charm and yummy food of Grigons & Orr continues when the sun goes down since owners Kellie Grigons and Margo Orr opened their gastropub, the Royal Park Hotel, just up the road at 399–405 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne; open daily (or nightly) 4pm–1am.

Hausfrau Bakery & Cakes: Life’s sweeter now there’s another Hausfrau Bakery & Cakes on Bridport Street, Albert Park.

Harajuku Crepes: Harajuku Crepes has closed its outlet in Knox City Shopping Centre. So for your sweet or savoury fix of these delicious Japanese crepes with quirky fillings you’ll have to head to Knox Place in Melbourne Central.

KereKere: The art of giving is its own reward and in great demand, and so KereKere, the small coffee cart turned coffee hut, moved a little more left – from the fringes of Melbourne University’s arts faculties outside John Medley Building, down the lane and across the road, to Engineering Lane.

Court Jester Cafe: The Court Jester Cafe has taken its final bow and is now closed.

Manna Cafe: Like many good things, Manna Cafe is now among all those other cafes we have loved and lost, but it was good while it lasted.




Hide & Seek Melbourne: Night Owl (published February 2011)

cabinet bar & balcony: You can now enjoy drinks at cabinet bar & balcony on Mon–Fri 12pm–late, Sat–Sun 2pm–late.

Mess Around: Sadly, Yah Yahs no longer hosts the 1960s Mess Around club nights, but there are many other reasons to get on down to Yah Yahs.


Lambsgo Bar: Lambsgo Bar has gone (a very beer-hungry sob). But good news! Hell of the North (no, that’s not a euphemism, but the actual name) has opened in the same spot. It’s early days, but this local looks to be a winner.

Iddy Biddy Bar: Iddy Biddy Bar has moved an iddy biddy bit to the corner of Barkly Street, St Kilda.



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