Proud Mary

Proud Mary has been around for a while, and from the beginning it’s been hot. And on a particularly hot Friday temperature wise, I was there for breakfast with my friend Em (Random Friday Off Work – huzzah). It was our second attempt for Random Friday Off Work breakfast there – our first attempt was [...]

Hammer and Tong

Random Fridays off work are the best. The Best. Not just because it means a three day weekend (and when is that going to be implemented world wide? I will join that movement) but because sometimes it means that I get to have breakfast with my friend Em.

The Reading Room Cafe

We eat at Reading Room Cafe so much it’s a wonder we go anywhere else for brunch. Melbourne has a ton of cooler than cool cafes, and when I asked the Boys for help with an analogy, they said: “If Melbourne’s hip cafes are the popular kids, Reading Room Cafe is like that nerdy kid [...]

Footscray Milking Station

We’re spoilt for choice for cafes in Melbourne. Totally spoilt. So much so that making a choice can be slightly overwhelming at times. (And yes, I know – total first world problem.) So when faced with making an option, I often defer back to our tried and true places to avoid having to think about [...]


Occasionally, I find myself thinking, “Wouldn’t it be nice to own a cafe?” And then I immediately give myself a mental smack. For many varied reasons, this is a Very Bad Idea. However, in that hypothetical situation – that one where I’m a totally different person and have a different mindset and skills – Beatrix [...]

Replete Providore: corn fritters

Rumour has it that the best corn fritters in Melbourne are from Shellie’s kitchen. This is currently unconfirmed because, despite my non-subtle hints (ie: “When are you making me corn fritters, Shellie?”) I haven’t been able to wrangle an invitation to trial them. I had heard that Replete Providore in Hawthorn also do rather good [...]


Note: this is a scheduled post while I’m away. Replies to comments/emails will be even slower than usual. Streat is great. Here’s four reasons why: 1: Chipotle spiced beans with pork belly. For breakfast. 2: It’s a social enterprise and assists homeless youth with hospitality training. 3: They have a breakfast called Dogs breakfast that [...]

Marmalade and Soul (Closed)

Just like I occasionally choose to read books based on the cover, sometimes I visit a restaurant or cafe just because I like the name. That’s how Alastair and I ended up breakfasting at Marmalade and Soul. I thought it had a cute name, and that was reason enough for me. Marmalade and Soul is [...]


Mostly I like being an adult. But sometimes it really sucks. Particularly when you have to spend a weekend running errands and doing boring grown up stuff. When I was younger, being an adult looked so inviting – ALL THE FREEDOMS YAY – but the reality can be a bit tedious. The other weekend, Alastair [...]


Located just about on the beach on Beaconsfield Parade in Albert Park, Nshry (pronounced Noshery) used to be a run down kiosk that has now been renovated into a nice cafe with a slightly silly name. (Sorry, it is. Gotta say it.) I visited the other week with Alastair and my MIL Annette. I had [...]

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