If you haven’t heard of Geoffrey Bawa before, he’s the rock star of Sri Lankan architects. MTV and I spent our honeymoon in Sri Lanka and splashed out staying at a few Bawa designed hotels so I was keen to check out Bawa cafe in Hawthorn which is named after the man himself. The cafe
My daughter has been ruined for life by her first experience of ice-cream: gelati in Italy. It took me until I was about 25 to make it to Italy and try proper gelati for the first time but over the last few years the options for gelati snobs have increased in Melbourne. The latest
There’s a lot of talk about using local and sustainable produce in the hospitality world. But Hawthorn Common goes further with a “closed loop” philosophy. There’s a rooftop herb garden, in-house coffee roaster and even a flour mill for stone milling grain every day to bake the cafe’s own bread. But this isn’t some rustic
I’ll go anywhere in search of a good dumpling. Even Glenferrie road in Hawthorn, a strip I haven’t been back to since I used to go to Toss the Boss at Cheers (don’t ask). Now legendary Box Hill dumpling house, Dumpling King, has opened up on Glenferrie road there’s reason to visit.
Is there any good pizza to be found in the burbs? This was the question I put to Twitter as my go to places for pizza in Melbourne, Ladro, Mr Wolf and I Carusi, are all inner Melbourne. A newly opened pizza place called Firechief Pizzeria replied straight away and said they were serving up