Not quite a cafe, not quite a restaurant, we offer innovative fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, alongside specialty coffee. Executive Chef Nate Wilkins’ menu features superb dishes and plates characterized by imaginative pairings made from fresh, local produce. Coffee is supplied by Square One Coffee Roasters – our own roastery, exclusively catering to Higher Ground and sibling venues Top Paddock and The Kettle Black.
Reminiscent of a fine hotel lobby, space was created by local studio DesignOffice. The refined and restrained interior offers tiers, nooks, and perches to savor a meal, or to enjoy a drink.
Take a seat on the ground floor, perch on the mezzanine, or find a little nook that feels like you. Flirting in the space between café and restaurant we know you’ll choose somewhere to savor a meal or enjoy a drink.
Part of the Darling Group, a leading Melbourne-based restaurant company that develops, owns and operates successful food and beverage venues, our forward-thinking philosophy creates world-class hospitality brands, all with a focus on service, design, innovation, and experience.