Scotch the eggs it’s New School Canteen

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.

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Beating the election blues at Bedford Street

After the depressing US election results a little comfort eating was in order.  New opening Bedford Street in Collingwood fits the bill with the deep fryer on high rotation along with some classic US dishes. The restaurant on the corner of Bedford and Johnson street has a prime corner position with big windows letting in

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The kids are alright 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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Hello to Holla Food and Drink

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.

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Going native at The Crafty Squire

High end restaurants in Australia are embracing native ingredients but Tasmanian pepper berry and kangaroo are harder to come by in local cafes, restaurants and pubs.  The Crafty Squire which launched last week in the City (a revamp of the Portland Hotel) is showing that Attica isn’t the only place you can order wallaby.  

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Cocktail and dessert experiments at The Noble Experiment

The Noble Experiment is conducting its own little experiment on Smith Street as a bar/restaurant. It’s trying to do the slashie thing where it straddles both cocktails and food.  I was invited to try it out last week when the rain was pelting down and The Noble Experiment was a welcome refuge with its warm

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