The Cannoli Bar Team Opens 25 Tilba Street, a Quaint Espresso Bar Brimming With Italian Nostalgia

Written for Broadsheet Entering 25 Tilba Street is like stepping into the photo albums that document my parents’ childhoods. Retro leather dining chairs in a mix of burnt orange, chocolate and beige are tucked neatly under mismatched tables. Brown floral-printed tableware is near identical to what my nonna’s had for years. There’s a bar and… Continue reading The Cannoli Bar Team Opens 25 Tilba Street, a Quaint Espresso Bar Brimming With Italian Nostalgia

Melbourne’s Cannoli Bar Is Now Selling DIY Cannoli Kits

Written for Broadsheet Cannoli Bar came to be when friends Carlo Mellini and Anthony Calenda decided to sell cannoli and biscotti in the suburb where they grew up – Avondale Heights in Melbourne’s north-west. The name is a nod to the mid-century milk bar the cannolificio has operated in since 2018. It’s on a quiet residential street, but… Continue reading Melbourne’s Cannoli Bar Is Now Selling DIY Cannoli Kits

A Cannolificio (Cannoli Bar) for the North-West

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne “My passion for cannoli started when I was little,” says Cannoli Bar co-owner Carlo Mellini. Growing up in Italy, every Sunday his nonno would bring the family a box of Sicilian desserts. “The ricotta cannoli,” he says. “That was always my favourite.” Before moving to Australia, Mellini’s father Achille worked at… Continue reading A Cannolificio (Cannoli Bar) for the North-West