Snacks
Combi Coffee

Combi Coffee

(The Combi Coffee Laneway)   The grand people from Combi Coffee have relocated…just down the road (in case you hadn’t seen the herds of people oozing out of the place). I was a big fan of their coffee and there was definitely a period there where I would make any excuse to ‘have’ to swing...
Joe's Bar and Dining Hall - Taste of the South Festival preview

Joe’s Bar and Dining Hall – Taste of the South Festival preview

(The Scallop Ceviche at Joe’s Bar and Dining Hall for the Taste of the South food festival) Last week we were lucky to be invited to a special soiree – Joe’s Bar in St Kilda’s Taste of the South food festival preview. We drank some fresh and fruity bourbon loaded cocktails, and feasted on Scallop...
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...
Muesli Bars

Muesli Bars

  Making muesli bars is something that never gets old for me. It’s always a novelty to be able to make something that can be store bought, it’s just that we forget how easy it can be. This particular recipe for muesli bars was shared with me many years ago by an old colleague. It is a go-to...
Sauced Pasta Bar

Sauced Pasta Bar

The Chapel Street landscape has changed dramatically in the last five or so years, with furniture shops reopening as cafés, op shops relaunching as Mexican restaurants, and the most recent addition a hair salon turning into a pasta bar. We can all agree that in Melbourne food reigns, much more than blow waves, couches or...
Cookie

Cookie

(Stir fried pork belly with red curry, green peppercorns, kaffir lime and green beans) We all know it and we all love it, but sometimes we forget about it: Cookie, is a real treat in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Situated in Curtin House, it is also the same building that houses Melbourne’s open air Rooftop...
Dandenong Market

Dandenong Market

When it comes to food markets in Melbourne, we’ll admit it we’ve been to the ones that are closest to the CBD purely out of convenience. Victoria Market (the great), South Melbourne Market, Prahran Market and even the Footscray Market (when we used to buy grapes to make wine.) However not so long ago we...
The Smith

The Smith

(Image courtesy of The Smith) Since it first opened we knew that The Smith was something special. At first glance it may have appeared (aesthetically) to be like many of the new fad restaurants and bars with amazing (but similar) architecture, and there may have even been a whiff of deja’ vu about the South...
Waffle Jolie

Waffle Jolie

  NEWS: Now you can satisfy your waffle cravings almost every day of the week because our friends at Waffle Jolie have opened Le Jolie Cafe, a French cafe in Pascoe Vale. Expect to find their delicious waffles within their seasonal menu along with Tartine’s (French style open sandwiches), breakfast and lunch fare, as well as moorish...
Andrew's Hamburgers

Andrew’s Hamburgers

Andrew’s Hamburgers is a Melbourne burger institution. Over the years we have seen the essence of the burger recrafted with fancy names and flavours, hipster uniforms and logos, but nothing ever compares to the original and Andrew’s Hamburger’s have been producing old school, traditional burgers for years, since 1939 to be exact.   What to...
Tsukiji

Tsukiji

We don’t have a Tsukiji fish market in Melbourne, but we do have a very mini alternative with the same name. If you are a sushi or sashimi lover then Tsukiji in Prahran is a must visit. It’s more like a Japanese mini mart or deli, and when you walk in your food is waiting...
Review: The Merrywell

Review: The Merrywell

Merry you will be at The Merrywell, an American style restaurant with two sides. If you’re feeling like a quick, low key lunch, snack or dinner, The Merrywell’s downstairs Burger Bar is the best option for you. Tuck into something hearty and doughy with their delicious juicy burgers or a sandwich and fries washed down...