Let them eat croissants! Gontran Cherrier Boulangerie

Pain au chocolat at Gontran Cherrier

It’s on! Lune Croissants, crowned by the New York Times as having “the world’s best croissant” has a new competitor and from Paris itself. Superstar baker Gontran Cherrier has opened his first Australian store in Collingwood and it’s seriously slick. The warehouse like space has moody grey walls and polished concrete floors which put the

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West side brunching at the Duchess of Spotswood


Hudsons road in Spotswood is spoilt for choice with the excellent Candied Bakery and stalwart Duchess of Spotswood all in the one shopping strip. It’s well worth a quick detour off the Westgate bridge to this unassuming cafe set in an old butchers shop (love the original tiling on the exterior). The Duchess has lost

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Picture perfect at Kitty Burns

Doughnut heaven at Kitty Burns

If you’ve been drooling over a picture of some cafe food on Instagram lately chances are it’s been taken at Kitty Burns. This Abbotsford cafe tucked away underneath an apartment development opposite Ikea is plating up some of the prettiest dishes in Melbourne. The cafe itself is also photo worthy with the soaring industrial style

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Ruyi puts the glam into Chinese

Lettuce cups at Ruyi

Many of Melbourne’s best Chinese restaurants aren’t very glamorous, but Ruyi goes against the grain.  In an alleyway just of Chinatown, there’s not a formica table in sight at this moodily lit restaurant with its Hecker Guthrie designed blonde wood interior highlighted with vintage tiles and custom made stone tableware.   I went there with

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