The Artful Dodger Café in Elsternwick is the first of a string of cafes opened by The Artful Dodger Company.
When owner Dan Zalcberg discovered the space that now houses The Artful Dodger, he saw an abandoned, standalone shop, but he also saw potential.
He placed it under his wing, naming it after an orphaned boy in the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist.
In the novel, the Artful Dodger is a little street kid, friends with Oliver Twist, infamous for pick pocketing.
The café, which prides itself on quality coffee, great food and service, brought a new wave of cafes to its Elsternwick surrounds,
and showcasing a brilliant collection of colour, the venue defined the quirky styling that can now be found across all of The Artful Dodger Company’s stores.