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Review: Caffe La Via

Review: Caffe La Via

The gourmet burger selection at Caffe La Via Caffe La Via is one of those restaurants you’ve driven past a hundred times but only eaten at once. It’s been on Glenferrie Rd, Malvern, for as long as I can remember. Until recently, my one dinner there was years ago and more about proximity – it...
Picnicking in Melbourne

Picnicking in Melbourne

  Whether they are held in your backyard, at a park or indoors on a rainy day, picnics are literally one of the loveliest ways to spend an afternoon. As an homage to the picnic, I’ve put together a mini guide to picnicking in Melbourne. I’ve matched it by markets and local parks, so you...
Event: Melbourne Salami Festa 2015

Event: Melbourne Salami Festa 2015

It’s back! Melbourne’s favourite sausage fest returns for its fourth pork party. Not only does the Melbourne Salami Festa celebrate the art and tradition of salami making, it invites makers to have their homemade salami judged by a panel of aficionados and experts. This year’s judging panel includes: Festa patron Guy Grossi, chefs Dom Marzano and Rosa Mitchell, Massimo Scalas (Salumi...
Review: Melbourne's Best Hot Chocolate

Review: Melbourne’s Best Hot Chocolate

Bibelot’s hot chocolate     Strange hours, spending the day at a crime scene or staking out someone’s house and coffee are the staples of police reporting. During my time as a police reporter at Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper I used to wake up to the 4.48am alarm on my mobile phone and head to the office...
Review: Bagelicious

Review: Bagelicious

  Anyone who has seen an episode of Seinfeld will know about New York’s obsession with the humble bagel and along with pretzels and doughnuts, it’s one of those must-try food experiences for any visitor there. Although Glick’s Bakery has been baking them fresh each week since the 1960s, over the past few years bagels...
Le Jolie Cafe

Le Jolie Cafe

  We here at Decisive Cravings have been long time lovers and supporters of Waffle Jolie, so you can only imagine our delight when we found out they were opening their own bricks and mortar venture, Le Jolie Cafe. Now we can buy those coveted Sunday market treats nearly every day of the week! Hoorah!  ...
Gift: Boomf Marshmallows

Gift: Boomf Marshmallows

(Image by @abbietastic via Instagram)   You know how there are some people that are really hard to give gifts to because they ‘have everything’? I’m pretty sure I’ve found something they won’t have…Boomf. This is not a figure of speech but the name of a company that prints photos from your phone, computer, Facebook...
Foodie Profile #8 - Miss Biscuit

Foodie Profile #8 – Miss Biscuit

(Image of Julia Day taken by Haven Lifestyle Photography)   When Julia Day starting making biscuits she found couldn’t stop. Her biscuit range started growing and so did her orders, and the rest as they say is history. We chat to Julia of Miss Biscuit about how she started, her most popular biscuit requests and...
Ribs and Burgers

Ribs and Burgers

  Wow. Rib and Burger lovers I am going to say that this place is up there. A friend of mine kept raving about their Northcote restaurant, and apart from that the name (Ribs and Burgers) sounded like it had some meat to it (pardon the pun).     Not too long after these praises...
kikki.K - Foodie Gift Range

kikki.K – Foodie Gift Range

(The kikki.K DIY Sticker Book)     We all know kikki.K for their gorgeous stationery – everything they produce is stylish and fun, and more importantly they consistently deliver quality products, which is why I am more than happy to pay that bit extra. What I also love is their movement towards Foodie and Lifestyle oriented...
Burch and Purchese

Burch and Purchese

(Image Credit: Burch and Purchese) Burch and Purchese is a sweet shop reminiscent of the Willy Wonka Factory but smaller and no Oompa Loompa’s. Picture sweet treats of intensive imaginary proportions, like choc pops filled with caramel, Popcorn Honeycomb Rubble, jars of salted caramel, afternoon tea treats and cakes like smoked white chocolate, coffee, cardamom...
Gelato Messina

Gelato Messina

(Gelato Messina’s new Fitzroy store in Melbourne) Established in Sydney in 2002, Gelato Messina is an institution Australia wide. 11 years later they decided to call Melbourne their second home – all we ask is what took them so long? Is it worth a trip to Messina? For sweet tooths and gelato lovers it is...