The kids are alright at Stomping Ground

Pale ale at Stomping Ground

It’s the holy grail of anyone who is a parent.  Somewhere cool to eat, drink, socialise and also bring your rug rats along.  Which is why Stomping Ground opening up in Collingwood is pretty much the most exciting thing to happen in Melbourne all year. Located in a series of converted warehouses in Collingwood’s back

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Sensational Sth Central

Breakfast gnocchi at South Central

I’m a North of the river girl but it doesn’t take much to get me to cross to the South side, particularly the promise of an amazing brunch.  I had heard a few good things about newly opened Sth Central in South Yarra, particularly from MTV who had a great dinner there recently, so was

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Doughnut miss Ascot Food Store: Sponsored

Raspberry syringe doughnut at Ascot Food Store

You may not live anywhere near Moonee Ponds but chances are you’ll have heard of Ascot Food Store. This cafe is winning serious accolades for its innovative menu featuring lots of local and biodynamic produce.   The Ascot Food Store is light and airy thanks to big windows out onto the street. In a nod

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Posh chicken and chips at Henrietta’s Chicken Shop

Quarter chicken with chips and slaw.

There are so many gourmet burger shops now so it’s about time that other takeaway classic, chicken and chips, get’s an update as well. That’s where Henrietta’s Chicken shop comes in.   Open down Fulham place, a laneway in Melbourne’s CBD it specialises in rotisserie chicken cooked on a spit over coals.  There’s a focus

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New places to get your gelati fix: Pidapipo and Il Melograno

Gelati at Pidapipo

It seems like we are getting a late summer in Melbourne so it’s perfect timing for a post on a few of the best new gelati stores which have opened recently.  The thing I love about both Pidapipo in Carlton and Il Melograno in Northcote is they both serve their gelati up from covered stainless

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