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Kaiju Cantina

KAIJU! Cantina

KAIJU! Beer creators, brewers and brothers Nat and Callum Reeves have opened a converted warehouse KAIJU! Cantina where you can dine in and sample some of their spine-tingling creations on tap.

Featuring mid-century retro-future décor that makes you feel like you’ve stepped back into a 50s diner, this 445 square metre converted warehouse offers some of the tastiest beer and pizza in the south. With 16 beers on tap at any given time, the menu includes all the KAIJU! favourites, as well as rotating limited releases and collaboration brews with local up and coming brewers and brewing students. 

For the bright and playful murals that line the cantina’s walls, they’ve bought along long-term KAIJU! collaborator Mikey Burton – the artist behind the beer’s distinctive labelling and artwork. 

Chef Jay Jafari takes to the kitchen, where he’ll be drawing on his pizza making experiences that have seen him travel across kitchens in France, the United States and Canada. Armed with a state of the art pizza oven he’ll be preparing classic pizzas such as Capricciosa and Funghi, as well as more experimental ones, like the Cheeseburger Pizza. 

They’ve also got a tropical pizza (a great pairing with the brewery’s iconic KAIJU! Krush Tropical Pale Ale) and a huge selection of vegan, gluten-free and kids meal options, it’s the perfect place for any gathering. 

 “The idea for KAIJU! Cantina is that it doesn’t just cater to craft beer connoisseurs, but that the food is just as big a drawcard in making it a destination venue. Jay has been hand-stretching bases for 20 years and as a result, has an uncanny ability to make a superb pizza — every single time. I can’t wait for people to discover and fall in love with his food,” said Callum.

KAIJU! Cantina is located a stone’s throw from Huntingdale Station, Chadstone Shopping Centre and Monash University’s Clayton Campus 

Open Wednesday to Thursday from 4pm ‘til late and Friday to Sunday from midday until late. The venue accepts walk-ins, but seats will get snapped up fast so make sure to book in busier periods by heading here. 

This article was made in partnership with KAIJU! Cantina.