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 do love a little cafe tucked away and so my ears perked up when one of my friends raved about her local in a back street of Fitzroy. In fact her one woman public relations campaign worked both ways as she also sang my praises to the owners of the cafe so they invited
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 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
Over the years I’ve become a fan of eating meat a little less often but making sure that when I do eat it, I’m eating the good stuff. This is where Meatsmith comes in, the butcher on Smith Street from chef Andrew McConnell. Meatsmith provides meat to McConnell’s own restaurants, including Cumulus Inc, Marion and
Not all lamb is created equally. To really experience this I was invited to attend a special dinner to try out Three Rivers Saltbush Lamb from the Echuca region along the Murray. This lamb is raised on a single property and the lamb grazes on native saltbush, long the “seasoning” in indigenous Australians diet.
I increasingly feel overwhelmed by too much choice so what a relief to eat at Marion where the food menu is limited to a dozen dishes marked up on the white washed wall. Marion is first and foremost a wine bar so the wine list is much more extensive but it is also Andrew
A Japanese restaurant complete with its own ski gondala? Welcome to Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya. The three year refit of Fitzroy’s Old Colonial Inn is now complete and Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya is just one part of this quirky five storey venue on Brunswick Street. Up top there’s The Upside Rooftop bar. Mr MTV and
Ghita Loebenstein, the woman behind Grey Gardens Projects, is one impressive lady. For years she’s run Melbourne’s SpeakEasy Cinema and now Ghita’s opened her own gallery and exhibition space to create a permanent home for the cinema. On top of that Ghita decided to tack a cafe on to the space as well and she