‘We absolutely deserve to be here’: the female Aboriginal-owned bar in Melbourne that honours strong Black women

In this Chapel Street venue there’s Wu-Tang Clan on the stereo, shellfish and spritz on the menu, and a sense of pride, joy and family

”Fine dining, high-end cocktails and gangster rap – the best of us and everything we love in the one place,” Kaylah Truth says, beaming and nodding towards a vinyl collection on the wall that ranges from Wu-Tang Clan to Fleetwood Mac to Baker Boy.

We’re sitting in Interlude, the upmarket cocktail bar and restaurant Truth opened on the Windsor end of Melbourne’s ritzy Chapel Street in April, in partnership with her best friend, Apryl Day.

But while the marble counter and flash interiors may fit right in with the…

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