I make no secret of my love of a glass of bubbles and so was very excited to discover a new Italian restaurant opening in Carlton with prosecco on tap. Free flowing prosecco seems to me to be the equivalent of Willy Wonka’s river of chocolate for grown ups. Thirty Eight Chairs inhabits what
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
I finally succumbed. I caved and ordered one of those crazy milkshakes piled with sweet toppings known as freak shakes after seeing them plastered all over the interwebs for months now. I can only compare my attitude to freak shakes to my adoption of emojis. Firstly I laughed at emojis and secretly pitied people
You shouldn’t believe everything you see on Instagram kids. I know that’s a pretty obvious thing to say when the whole point of Instagram is to make things seem prettier than they really are but I think we all need a reminder from time to time. I was delivered that reminder in the form of
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
Goodbye St Ali North and hello Green Park. This new cafe/bar/restaurant (I’m tempted to use the awful word “eatery”) opened yesterday and I was invited to a preview night with other media and blogger types to check it out.
Brunetti has a special place in my heart (and stomach) thanks to my years as a uni student when we would head down to Lygon street for a pastry hit. It was about the time I was at uni that the Carlton stalwart started to expand, opening up mini Brunetti satellite stores on campus and
I’ve been trying for a while to get into The Town Mouse but the place is tiny. After a few glowing newspaper and blog reviews it’s hard work to get a booking but I suppose at least I can be thankful The Town Mouse takes bookings. Finally I managed to book in for date night
To be honest I tend to think of the Italian restaurants along Lygon street as a bit of a tourist trap. With the exception of Tiamo’s, at which I have consumed many a delicious bowl of pasta, the strip of Italian restaurants with touts out the front is a part of Carlton that I avoid.