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Terror Victim Sisto Malaspina's Melbourne Cafe To Reopen

There will be much coffee and a few tears as the cafe co-owned by terror victim Sisto Malaspina, reopens in Melbourne.

Four days after the 74-year-old was stabbed to death just a few hundred metres from Pellegrini's Espresso Bar, the city institution will reopen its doors on Tuesday.

"In honour of dad's memory the wonderful staff at Pellegrini's are determined to continue his legacy with the same passion," Mr Malaspina's family said in a statement.

Relatives won't attend on Tuesday but there are expected to be some special guests, including the possibility of Prime Minister Scott Morrison who has indicated a desire to pay his respects.

Mr Malaspina was killed and two other men were injured when when 30-year-old Hassan Khalif Shire Ali drove a burning ute into the city and launched a knife attack on Friday.

The restaurateur died in the street while police shot Shire Ali who died later in hospital.

Mr Malaspina had co-owned Pellegrini's since 1974 and both man and venue had become icons, the former with a "flamboyant personality" as remembered by his family.

A state funeral will be held for Mr Malaspina next week.


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