Party out the back and indulge up front at Lady Carolina

BBQ pork at Lady Carolina

Like that 80’s classic the mullet hairstyle, Lady Carolina in Brunswick is all serious up front and party out the back.  You enter a breezy, large room with lots of polished timber and almost a beach house feel. Keep wandering through to the outside courtyard and you hit the bar area with synthetic grass and

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Cheap eats at Tahina

Red shakshuka at Tahina

I do love some Middle Eastern food.  After all I’m officially Ottolenghi obsessed and my perfect breakfast is a serve of Shakshuka. So Tahina’s opening in Northcote is kind of a big deal for me. Tahina serves up Israeli street food created by Tel Aviv born chef Roy Sassonkin. This is no fine dining establishment.

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Finding my way to Square and Compass


East Melbourne isn’t usually the part of town you look for hip cafe openings but just down from the Freemason’s hospital, Square and Compass is breaking the mould.  Housed in an old brick building the cafe has a contemporary feel with a monochrome interior which opens out onto a sunny courtyard.  You’re in experienced hands

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