Edible Garden Courtyard A Hit

Popular amongst locals is the CH James Edible Courtyard Garden. Our garden is relaxing, almost therapeutic, complementing the attractive indoor space at CH James. Indoor and outdoor come together seamlessly. Come through the side entrance or walk through the indoor space which looks out to the garden...

Check out our courtyard, enjoy excellent food and drink, and take in the garden ambience. Attractive planter boxes set the scene. We employed the services of leading Melbourne garden service Leaf, Root & Fruit to set up and maintain our edible courtyard garden. Here they are setting up the planter boxes with beautiful plants and choice soil. Daniel is an expert on all things contemporary edible gardens!

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CH James Serves Up Melbourne's Best Bread

CH James is passionate when it comes to quality fresh ingredients and boutique products. Chef Franck is French trained and comes from a background of fine dining. He loves to make his own sauces and jams, for example, and have control over the cooking process. When it comes to bread CH James has elected to use bread from talented EDS Breads, a boutique Melbourne artisan baker who supplies niche establishments in Melbourne. We sat down with Eddie and partner Cheryl to discuss their passion for all things bread.

Eddie says the journey started when they were challenged by John Lawson from No. 8 by John Lawson in Crown. So impressed was John by their bread that he commissioned EDS Breads to supply the hatted restaurant with his fine breads. Eddie and Cheryl turned their huge home dining room into an artisan bakery.

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CH James Launches in Fairfield

CH James, a trio of festive spaces, has launched in Station Street Fairfield. Locals are keen to experience the modern menu and character of the venue, which includes a stunning outdoor courtyard. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to experience CH James and some of its signature dishes. The ambience here is a standout, with large welcoming windows and bright spaces, giving a feel of light and airy. Fascinating farm implements adorn the wall, a reference to the period of CH James and heritage. The fit out is such that the indoors and outdoors meets seamlessly, with the windows opening up to accommodate the coffee bars, and its an easy stroll to the courtyard.

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Enter Our CH James Competition!

Win a breakfast for 4 with family or friends on us!

After extensive renovations CH James at 86 Station St Fairfield is ready to open. 

The menu features fresh and seasonal ingredients and the coffee is sourced from one of Melbourne’s best, Small Batch.

How To Enter  

SIMPLY LIKE THIS POST OR FOLLOW US ON Twitter @chjamescafe or on Instagram @chjamesfairfield or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/CH-James/349744561842009  

We will choose a winner from the entries.

We will be giving away 3 breakfast prizes – one each for entries on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. So why not enter all three!

The winner will be announced on November 28th 2014 and winner advised (we will contact by social media). Winner to use prize by end December, 2014.

We would love for you to share this competition with friends (not part of entry). Please share the love...


The Science of Coffee

Even those who aren’t particularly discerning about their morning cup of coffee can differentiate a good cup from a terrible one. Surprisingly, what separates that good cup from a bad one isn’t a subjective matter of preference; there’s actually some very precise science behind creating a cup of coffee that appeals to the majority of taste buds. From selecting a type of coffee to roasting and brewing, every step that goes into the construction of a cup of coffee plays an essential role in how that eventual cup will taste, feel, and caffeinate. Read on to learn more about the chemistry of coffee which may just provides a few insights that will help you improve the way you brew up one of the world’s most popular beverages.

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    • Location

      86 Station St 
      Fairfield, Victoria


      Mon – Fri:

      7AM – 4.30PM 

      Sat - Sun:

      8AM - 4PM


      P 9486 3484