The Flavour Institute


Experience pop-up food brands, hone your cooking skills in our workshops, relax at our cafe and try your hand at chess.


Day Opening Hours
Monday 10:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 5:30pm            
Thursday 10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday  10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm

*Please note, public holidays may effect these hours.


Enter via The Coffee Club and NewsXpress entrance, next door to Big Fields.


Jacob Collier

0416 172 061

What's on at TFI?

Who's who at The Flavour Institute

Blonde Chilli

Since 2008, Blonde Chilli has brought you the finest chilli and hot sauces, spices, rubs, and highest quality chilli products from around the world. Ranging from DELICIOUSLY MILD to DANGEROUSLY WILD, there is something for every chilli palate. Explore our online stores and let Blonde Chilli ignite your taste buds today.


Drums Café was opened in 1996, located at the Queen Victoria Market in the heart of Melbourne, and provides Sri Lankan and Indian food. Over the past two decades we have been exposing Sri Lankan food to Australian’s and tourists from around the world, making Kothu Roti and Devilled chicken for everyone to discover and enjoy.

Food Symphony

Hofstra’s Hives

We are a small apiary that produces 100% pure, cold-extracted, raw honey from the Western and Central regions of Victoria. Our honey still contains local pollen, which when consumed daily may help alleviate hayfever symptoms.

Products include: Beeswax Melts, Honey infused soaps, Beeswax lip balm, Natural Beeswax melts, Beeswax candle tins, Beeswax food wraps, Raw Honey (seasonal variety). 

Honey Dee Loukoumades

A love for food set Bill on a food journey, giving rise to honey dee. Bill, is an accomplished chef with years of culinary experience who enjoys letting his imagination take over, especially when it comes to creating these small sweet delights, loukoumades, which have become his signature dish.

Staying close to tradition, honey dee Greek donuts are topped with honey, walnuts & cinnamon and are always a crowd pleaser. However – you can’t go past the carefully thought out pairing of flavours, that the team from Honey Dee meticulously put together. Flavour combinations like caramel with artisan salts, citrus blueberry cheesecake and lime and coconut are sure to leave you smiling for days on end.

JC Creations and Gifts

Loaded Gourmet Popcorn Chicken

Refresher Truck

Always on the move to ensure you stay hydrated and feeling refreshed. #refreshertruck

Slow Cooked Lamb


Frozen Cheesecake On A Stick • Loaded Waffles • Street Corn • Shakes • Coffee

Sweet Forbidden Journey

Sweet Forbidden Journey aims to bring old school sweets and childhood memories back to the streets of Melbourne.

With a range of products suitable for people with food allergies so gluten free, nut free, dairy free, egg free & vegan items are on offer.

Tasty Taters Two

99th Monkey Nut Butter

99th Monkey’s exceptional nut butters are handmade in Melbourne, using all ethically sourced, minimally processed ingredients in the belief that delicious food should also be good for your health and good for your planet.