We are Bec and Diego, and Small Graces is our first love child.
Diego had been a fine-dining chef for many years, working in some of Victoria’s best dining institutions like the Lakehouse in Daylesford and Annie Smithers’ Bistrot in Kyneton. A while ago we decided we wanted to do our own thing in the local area – something humble and casual where we could focus on using great produce to make high quality, healthy, interesting café food.
Diego has the skills, Bec has a heap of passion and knowledge about healthy eating (as well as some business and design smarts), and both share a commitment to environmental sustainability (minimal waste, locally sourced ingredients, eco-friendly packaging etc). It's an ideal combination.
So, when we moved to Footscray a few years ago, we started dreaming. There was so much inspiration and choice from the incredible Vietnamese, African and Indian food on offer, and some great cafes like Rudimentary and the Footscray Milking Station.
But for us, there still seemed to be an opportunity for a good, everyday-eating cafe in the CBD, where local workers and students could get a quick healthy lunch or brekky. And so here we are!
Come and see us soon!