The Melbourne Writers Festival Hub this is Optic Kitchen and Bar at Federation Square. As of today it’s decked out in MWF 2014’s gorgeous vibrant-without-jarring yellow banners and flags and posters and custom cut booth covers. Kudos to whoever came up with the booth covers. They look awesome.
I’ve spent a lot of time at Optic and Fed Square in general working on festivals and other events. I like it because the staff are down-to-earth professionals who always notice when you need something, can carry four plates at a time, and pour sparkling wine into an upright glass. The food is top quality although a bit expensive for my freelancer budget, the space is lovely and malleable, and there’s a full glass wall looking out over the square.
If you’re looking for me over the next 10 days, I’ll either be at a festival event or here at Optic. So come say hi. Look for a mid-30s brownish-whitish woman playing with her hair while typing, reading or chatting 🙂