Enter a timeless scene with Latin loved persuasions to revel amongst friends, to siesta, or simply sit and pass the time. By day stop by for a casual bite, coffee or fresh juice in the café. By night stay for something a little more, a lively Latin bar and dining experience boasting a heavily vegan menu with vegetarian options.
Bringing Lona Misa to life are hospitality legends, and renowned Melbourne chefs Shannon Martinez of Smith & Daughters and Ian Curley of French Saloon, Kirk’s Wine Bar.
In the kitchen, yin meets yang, North meets South, oil meets vinegar. With decades of experience in European fine and bistro dining, Curley, along with vegan chef and author, Martinez, have curated a vegan menu offering with vegetarian additions. Lona Misa is produce-led, paying homage to Martinez’ Latin roots, and sees the duo collaborate as Creative Culinary Partners.
Martinez and Curley oversee the menus across the restaurant and bar, working closely with local farmers, providores and producers, to source all fresh ingredients.
Take what you know of vegan and vegetarian dining and think vibrant, loud, and unapologetic.
From kombucha on tap, to Latin inspired cocktails, the drinks program will celebrate the liveliness of La Bamba, pouring liberating libations from day to night, from garden to glass. On offer is a selection of seasonal cocktails, native G&Ts, forgotten Latin classics, and house made macerations and cold pressed juices. Meticulously mixed and creatively crafted using the freshest locally and sustainable sourced ingredients, inspired by the lush green gardens and vibrant botanical wonders.
On the local area inspired seasonal South Yarra Cocktail List, you’ll find the likes of The Pedro with Pineapple Tio Pepe Sherry, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Fresh OJ, Fresh Pineapple, sugar, fresh mint and seasonal berries.
The Classics however serve a more paired back slice of paradise with options including the Hemingway Daiquiri with Pampero Blanco, Luxardo Maraschino, Fresh Lime and Pink Grapefruit, along with Martinez; a simple and impactful mix of Tanqueray Gin, Cinzano 1757 Di Torino Rosso Vermouth and Luxardo Maraschino served with a lemon twist.
Renowned Melbourne chefs Shannon Martinez (Smith & Daughters, Smith & Daughters Deli) and Ian Curley (French Saloon, Kirk’s Wine Bar), collaborate together to lead the dining and bar Lona Misa as Creative Culinary Partners. In the kitchen, yin meets yang, North meets South, oil meets vinegar.
With decades of experience in European fine and bistro dining, Curley along with plant-based chef and author Martinez has created a vegetarian menu offering, produce led and paying homage to her Latin roots.
Unlike the original, Lona Misa reveals its charismatic charm and endearing idiosyncrasies upon first visit.
Enter a venue from café to wine bar, a warm home to 90 seats and sustainably crafted to be shareable, seasonal and flavourful. Latin fare and bistro dining collide against the norms of the classical medley you know of vegan and vegetarian dining.
Lona Misa on all fronts is artfully combined, rich in history, unchartered in territory and designed by award-winning agency, Luchetti Krelle. Located in the new designer hotel, Ovolo South Yarra, on the famed intersection of Toorak Road and Chapel Street in Melbourne’s cultural hub, South Yarra.
Seeking an event space oozing with character?
Lona Misa has a myriad of private dining spaces to suit a networking event or blow out! With connected events spaces, Lona Misa is perfect when you need a lively, modern space with a whole lotta character, for larger meetings and events. Or enjoy Lona Misa, just for the night, for up to 150 of your closest friends.
Think big, and we’ll make it happen.
Open 7 Days
Breakfast (Café): Monday to Sunday 7am – 11am
Lunch: Saturday only 12pm – 3pm
Dinner: Monday to Sunday 5pm – 11pm
234 Toorak Road, South Yarra, Melbourne