27 July 2017

Kat Chomkowicz

Still mourning the loss of that weird pre-NAS Building 8 cafe that only sold rice paper rolls and hot dogs? Spent so much money on lattes in Building 12 that you kind of wish you lived in Adelaide, where you’d never be tempted to drink coffee again?

Then you’re in a whole lot of luck, because the New Academic Street precinct is giving you a break from Butterbings and espresso with two weeks of socially conscious retail fun right inside the City campus!

Read on to learn how you can eat bagels and write it off as a tax deduction (probably?? we’re not accountants). 

 

Three Bears Porridge

 

Dreamt up by two high school BFFs with a passion for social justice, Three Bears is a non-profit social enterprise selling oat couture creations at pop-ups and farmer’s markets across Melbourne.

Three Bears use only locally sourced ingredients to serve dessert inspired breakfast treats, bringing you flavours like Carrot Cake (so healthy!), Peanut Butter & Jelly (so balanced!) and Choc Banana (so antioxidant!).

Location: Building 12, Level 4 Retail Market Area - enter through sliding doors across from RUSU.

 

home.one

 

home.one is the latest venture from the people behind Crêpes for Change, the petit pancake vendors from RMIT who taught us to give a crêpe about helping underprivileged youth.

Usually found cruising Melbourne’s streets, markets and festivals, their little van that can will be setting up at RMIT to serve coffee, bagels and the heart-warming glow that comes from helping the less fortunate (and snacking).

Location: Building 12, Level 4 Retail Market Area - enter through sliding doors across from RUSU.

 

Kimu Korean and Japanese Eatery

 

Run by Teha, a Japanese native from Kyoto, Kimu was born out of a desire to replicate the success his parents had running their own shop back in Japan.

After sourcing fresh produce directly from local Victorian farmers, Teha uses traditional recipes to cook up authentic, healthy and delicious Japanese-Korean fusion food.

Usually serving up at farmer's markets and food truck parks around Melbourne, you can catch Kimu on campus on 29 July, 31 July to 11 August and 13 August (Open Day).

Head down on their first 2 days of weekday trading (31 July and 1 August) to grab ANY lunch meal for just $5!

Location: Building 12, Level 4 Retail Market Area - enter through sliding doors across from RUSU.

 

Clan Collective

 

Founded by RMIT grads Claire Quirk and Daniel van Schaik, Clan Collective is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Melbourne. The studio’s current collection explores the medium of epoxy resin, which they’ve used to produce a variety of unique jewellery and homewares pieces. 

Keep up with the Clan Collective for the whole two weeks in the RAD ‘Jewellery Box’ - and feel real good about treating yourself to a few pieces, because CC donates $1 from every sale to Beyond Blue.

Location: Building 12, Level 4 Retail Market Area - enter through sliding doors across from RUSU.

 

Eat up

 

Founded by RMIT Entrepreneurship graduate Lyndon Galea, this not-for-profit organisation provides free lunches to disadvantaged school children who would otherwise go without.

Lyndon started EatUp whilst studying at RMIT, and his volunteer run organisation now supplies lunches to 135 Victorian schools every week.

EatUp won't be showing up themselves but will be taking all profits from Three Bears Porridge and home.one.

RAD PODs are flexible spaces for entrepreneurs to test out their food, beverage and retail business ideas - with no hire fees for RMIT Staff, Students and Alumni.

If you’re a mogul in the making from RMIT then fill out an expression of interest form to be the next RAD POD tenant!