I’ve mentioned before how obsessed I am with Scotch Eggs. So I’m pleased to see them appearing on a handful of Melbourne cafe menus including new opening New School Canteen. Let’s be clear though, New School Canteen is not really a cafe and it’s certainly not the sort of canteen I remember from school.
I’m not usually a fan of pop up restaurants and cafes. I think it’s a tag that’s overused and tend to avoid pop ups in favour of established venues. But I couldn’t help myself when I heard about Chotto on Smith Street. It’s a fine dining Japanese cafe from ex Golden fields Brendan Liew and
I have a serious high tea addiction. I love the dainty scones, the little cakes and even the cucumber sandwiches. As a tea drinker from way back it’s also a great excuse to make time for an actual pot of tea rather than a cup with a teabag. So I eagerly accepted an invitation to
Could there be a more Melbourne place than The Vertue of the Coffee Drink? Hidden away down an alleyway that you get to through a petrol station off Lygon Street this is one cafe that certainly can’t rely on passing foot traffic. Once inside the door the cafe opens up into a cavernous light filled
You’ve gotta love it when another great new cafe opens in your hood. As soon as I spotted Hoppa & Joe’s fresh paint job on busy Heidelberg road I was in like a flash. This little cafe is a labour of love for owner Kirsten Taylor, former general manager of Chez Dre, as her first
I find it hard to go past a waffle on a breakfast menu (I blame living in Belgium for this!) so I was delighted to discover Melbourne now has a cafe solely devoted to waffles. We can already get a waffle fix at Waffee and other specialty waffle outlets but what sets Horse on Heels
If you’re like me, you’ve probably walked past the building hundreds of time and haven’t paid it any attention. When I heard the newest cafe from the team behind Top Paddock and Kettle Black was opening in a converted power station right near Southern Cross Station, I just couldn’t picture where it could be. Sometimes
From coffee in the morning to cocktails at night – newly opened Holla is looking to bridge the divide between cafe, restaurant and bar. The converted warehouse space still has an industrial feel to it with exposed piping and an unfinished ceiling but a simple geometric mural and lots of greenery spruce things up.
A special quirk of married life or just of being in a long term relationship is when you can predict exactly what your husband/wife/partner/significant other is going to order. As soon as I saw patatas bravas with chorizo on the menu at Mayday Coffee and Food I knew exactly what Meat-and-Three-Veg would be brunching on