our story

In A Rush originated from the belief that fast food truly can be both delicious and healthful... Our concept was born in a small, bustling cafe in one of Melbourne’s most iconic laneways, run by George Paraskevopoulos, Ali Aziz and their team.

Initially offering only a small but distinctive selection of tasty dine-in dishes, the menu quickly became popular for its Middle Eastern & Mediterranean flavours in the form of gratifying, wholesome meals.

As demand grew, George saw an opportunity to explore his belief that fast food can be delicious and healthful. He sought to produce lovely, nutritious meals for people on-the-go – with a multicultural edge.

After travelling the world in search of new and inspirational food experiences, George developed an eclectic and exciting menu which would provide for a wide variety of tastes and dietary requirements. In A Rush is now a thriving family of stores, bringing delicious and healthful ‘grab-and-go’ & dine in food and the highest quality coffee to the public from locations across the city.

Our concept is clear, simple, and effective. We are passionate about delivering outstanding food and coffee each and every time, and we measure ourselves on our quality, efficiency, innovation, customer service and value for money. With tens of thousands of customers each week, we know it works. And for those people who haven’t tried us yet, we can’t wait to show you what we do!


At In A Rush, our team of skilled baristas understand that consistency is vital and strive to deliver a most satisfying coffee experience each and every time.

We use only the finest beans sourced ethically via Di Bella Coffee’s green bean buying program Crop to Cup – an initiative that directly supports farming communities through employment, healthcare, and education.

For more information on Di Bella Coffee and Crop to Cup please visit dibellacoffee.com.au


It shows in our food - our distinct, innovative, and continually evolving menu is full of flavour, spice and taste combinations.

With our concept, quickly ready-quality food need not be compromised.

Our menu has been strategically designed to make the ‘grab and go’ concept of take away food as interesting as possible by sourcing the finest ingredients and preparing all products fresh daily from our central kitchen


“Take all your vitamins at once!” Aside from the fact that our soups taste great,they are also a great way to stay healthy – especially in the fast paced world we live in today, where it can be inconvenient and even difficult to maintain a healthy,well rounded diet.

All of our soups are preservative free and have been specifically formulated using healthy and natural ingredients. A popular choice for those who are dieting or have specific dietary requirements, In A Rush offers a wide variety of gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian soups.

Known to many as “The Soup Place”, In A Rush proudly offers Australia’s largest range of freshly made soups available for immediate consumption.


Let In A Rush make your next function or event one that stands out from the rest. With a large variety of innovative & delicious foods on offer, we can easily cater to all tastes and dietary requirements, while also providing something new & exciting for your guests to experience.

To make an enquiry, please contact us via the form below and one of our team members will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

Store - Address - Trading Hours
  • Southgate Upper podium, Southgate Complex, Southgate Mon-Fri, 6:30am - 5pm
  • 6 Freshwater Place, Southbank Mon-Fri, 6:30am - 5pm
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  • 45 William St, Melbourne Mon-Fri, 6:30am - 5pm
  • 200 Queen Street, MelbourneMon-Fri, 6:30am - 5pm
  • 607 Bourke Street, MelbourneMon-Fri, 6:30am - 4pm
  • 150 Collins Street, MelbourneMon-Fri, 6:30am - 5pm
  • 390 Lt Collins Street, MelbourneMon-Fri, 6:30am - 5pm
  • 505 Lt Collins Street, MelbourneMon-Fri, 6:30am - 5pm
  • Telstra Building 242 Exhibition St, Melbourne Mon-Fri, 6:30am - 5pm
  • 8 Centre Place, Melbourne7 days, 7am - 6pm
  • Federation Square, cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne7 Days, 6:30am - 5pm
  • Southern Cross Lane 111 Bourke Street, Melbourne Mon-Fri, 6:30am - 5pm
  • 509 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne Mon-Fri, 6:30am - 4pm
  • 390 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne Mon-Fri, 6:30am - 4pm
  • 424 St Kilda Rd, MelbourneMon-Fri, 7:00am - 4pm
  • ANZ Docklands 833 Collins Street, Docklands Mon-Fri, 6:30am - 5pm
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  • NAB Dockkands 800 Bourke Street, Docklands Mon-Fri, 6:30am - 5pm
  • Etihad Stadium 700 Bourke Street, Docklands Mon-Fri, 6:30am - 5pm
  • Southern Cross Station 99 Spencer St, Docklands7 days, 6:30am - 7pm

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