There are cafés and market places, wine stores and event spaces. Then there is us, we play in the space between. We offer Melbourne city workers a beautiful, welcoming space with simply delicious food that reflects the seasonality and goodness of the produce we source from local small-scale growers and producers. It’s a reason to stay in the city, not escape. Our commitment to sustainability is reflected in everything we do, and we hope inspires other to think differently.

Mulberry Group

The Mulberry Group is a Melbourne based hospitality group founded in 2011 by Nathan Toleman, Ben Clark and Diamond Rozakeas. Since then The Mulberry Group has opened and operated 7 unique stand-alone venues including Top Paddock, The Kettle Black, and Higher Ground. These venues have come to epitomise the Melbourne café scene, pioneering and setting the standard for innovation, design, food and commitment to sustainability.


Common Ground Project is a social enterprise at the centre of everything we do, established to create meaningful connections between the Melbourne hospitality industry and the Victorian food bowl. Located in Freshwater Creek Victoria, it is a fit-for-purpose community property where Melbourne chefs are invited to plant, harvest and collect seasonal, organic produce for use in their own venues. All money raised for this project supports the use of regenerative farming practices, and improved access to meditation, mindfulness, and mental health support for the hospitality industry.