As a committed carnivore I have been known to wonder out loud “where is the bacon?” when I eat at vegetarian restaurants. But Transformer Fitzroy may just have converted me to the world of vegetarians, at least for a meal or two. Transformer is owned by the same team as vegetarian stalwart The Vegie Bar
It’s reaching breaking point in Fitzroy. Former denizens of the suburb are now homeless having been turfed out to make room for yet another cafe. Just when you thought Fitzroy could not take one more place serving up all day breakfasts and single origin coffee, Archie’s All Day opened. The owners obviously know more about
Ever eaten possum sausage? What about wallaby sirloin or emu fillet? All these dishes are on the menu at Fitzroy’s Charcoal Lane a social enterprise which serves up distinctly Australian food. When I lived in London people always used to ask me what Australian food was. It’s hard to answer as Australian food is hard to
I wouldn’t like to call my regular morning coffee an addiction. I prefer the word “habit”. But cafe owners Greg Brassil and Joe Ventura know that come any day of the week a lot of Melburnians are seeking their hit and so they’ve opened up Addict in Fitzroy.
When I was at uni I lived in a share house in Napier street Fitzroy. The only toilet was outdoors (not great in a Melbourne Winter) but on the upside the rent was affordable and we had The Rose as our local pub. The Rose is a brilliant little backstreet pub. It’s as unpretentious as
Two of my friends are visiting Melbourne this weekend and of course they want to have brunch at Proud Mary. I think Proud Mary must be the one brunch place in Melbourne that people hear about overseas. I have to explain to them that if you’re organising a group of people for brunch it’s not
This is not a review of Gertrude street’s latest restaurant, Rickshaw Dining. I went to a media and blogger preview for the restaurant but bloggers are coming under fire at the moment for attending restaurant these sort of events and then writing “really enthusiastic write-ups about how fabulous the venue, the food, the drinks and
Who needs to go to Sydney anymore? Now that Sydney’s amazing ice-cream store Gelato Messina and cult patisserie Zumbo have opened in Melbourne there’s no need to fly up to Sydney just for a sweet fix.
You can breathe a sigh of relief, liquid nitrogen ice-cream has made it to Australia. Ice-cream made from liquid nitrogen surfaced a few years ago in London while I was still living there. It promised a smoother, superior ice-cream taste and the high tech wizardry of ice-cream made from clouds of steam swirling in the