St Kilda Dispensary

St Kilda Dispensary is a sweet cafe on Brighton Road – near the corner of St Kilda Road and Carlisle Street. The name is a reference to the original usage of the building, which was – surprise surprise – a dispensary. The cafe runs over two rooms, and while small it’s really cute inside, with […]

Streat 2

I’ve written about Streat before, and I’m posting about it again because I think it’s a bit underrated. The food at Streat is good, drawing inspiration from different cuisines and places around the world, so it’s not just about bacon, eggs and toast. They don’t need a slick fit out and the latest shiny coffee […]

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.

Montalto Piazza Cafe

It was one of the hottest days in 2013, I had a Friday off work, and my DD was back from a month long holiday. It called for a Friday Road Trip. We roped in Thanh and Shellie, piled into Shellie’s car and headed down the Peninsula. On the drive down there was Spice Girls […]

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 […]

Beatrix

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 […]

STREAT

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 […]

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