Overlooking a swimming pool in the new Pier Waterfront precinct in Newstead, this compact café-bistro has an exclusive vibe. The Scandi-chic fit-out features muted tones, handcrafted timber furniture and wall-to-ceiling glass revealing a tranquil view. As the name suggests, this is a casual sister-venue to CBD fine-diner Malt but, happily, a few Malt classics have made their way to Newstead, which means you don’t need to have a whole meal here if all you’re craving is the salted caramel and peanut brittle brownie. Neither do you need a special occasion to indulge in those exceptionally tender beef cheeks, silky mash and red wine jus. You can even order it as takeaway, making it the classiest fast food in town.