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King and Godfree

The Italian Food & Wine Specialists
Established in 1884
293 - 297 Lygon Street
Carlton 3053, Victoria, Australia
T +61 3 9347 1619

K&G Deli

Old, meet new. Channeling our original store and its long history of great service, our new expanded deli offers a superb range of classic deli items alongside roasted meats, vegetables and salads to go. Specialty dry goods, gourmet hampers and friendly, old-fashioned service, this is the grocery store, rebooted.

The King and Godfree Deli also offers a wide range of catering options to help make your life easier when entertaining. Click on the link below to see our catering packages.

K&G Espresso Bar

Our espresso bar has stylish, tasty Italian swagger. Opening at 8am every morning, the day starts with house-roasted coffee and a range of sweet and savoury baked goods. At lunchtime there are salads, panini and simple pasta and then, from late afternoon into the evening, cocktails, spritz and cicchetti. Come see us any time.

Espresso Bar – shut Good Friday and Easter Sunday

Johnny's Green Room

The original Johnny’s was a late-night, good-time Carlton classic. Our new rooftop version swaps the notorious pool hall vibe for 360-degree views over Carlton and the relaxed ambience of a rooftop party in Rome. Johnny’s serves classic and house cocktails, local and imported beer on tap, easy-drinking wines and a casual list of bar food’s greatest hits from grilled meat and burgers to gelato and cheese. Add neon, terrazzo and great tunes and it’s classic good times for right now.

Open Hours : Wednesday - Sunday 12pm til late


Pidapipo is all about authentic, artisanal, Italian-style gelato. We make it from scratch on site in small batches using only fresh fruit and no artificial flavours ever. We started as a pop-up around the corner in 2013 but quickly realised that the hunger and obsession people had for great gelato was as passionate as our own and so Pidapipo moved to a permanent site on Lygon Street a year later. We’re still here, still obsessed with the real deal. And, yes, we have a Nutella fountain.


Our 50-seat Lygon Street wine bar is modelled on the classic enotecas of Italy, including a bottle shop with local and international wines championing sustainability and drinkability that are available to drink in or take away. Our short, sharp menu reflects out family’s northern Italian heritage and there’s a compelling range of cocktails, aperitvi and digestivi available in Agostino and also downstairs in our beautiful bluestone-walled cellar. With a temperature controlled wine cellar and room for 50 guests, it’s the ideal space for private events or for savouring a rare wine from our extensive cellar list.

Agostino Cellar

Perfect for private events from 24-55 guests


The new K&G precinct also includes creative office spaces. It’s a hub of creativity, collaboration and innovation.

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