Review: Temperance Society, Hughesdale

After unsuccessfully trying to book a table at Penta, I was delighted to discover that Temperance Society is actually less than 10 minutes drive from our new place, so with our visiting family in tow, we headed off to check it out – giving them the classic Melbourne Sunday brunch experience. Temperance is such a…

Review: Nostimo & Co, Elsternwick

Nostimo is really little more than a take-away burger bar on Elsternwick’s Glenhuntly Road, however, with friendly staff and a few comfortable tables it offers a great casual dining experience. The decor is fairly simple, with a few bright touches which give it  character. We visited early in the week, and while we were the…

Review:Lorna, Ferntree Gully

There’s always a time when you visit a place and it makes you realise you need to push most of those 5 star reviews down to a 4.5. Lorna was that place for me. Modern crisp interiors, amazingly friendly staff and some fabulous food, it makes you rethink everything you expect a suburban cafe to…

Review: A Girl Called Jayne, Elwood

If there’s anything that makes me sad about leaving Elwood, it has to be this great new cafe. Replacing the less than impressive Turtle Cafe (but still retaining their great coffee) A Girl Called Jayne gives you a reason to start walking to the end of Ormond Road again! It was great to see A…

Review: The Last Jar, CBD

The Last Jar is a typical Irish pub and restaurant located near to Queen Vic Market in the North of the CBD. They always have lots going on, from live music to menu specials to the occasional mussel festival. We were invited down to try their 5 course Chef’s Menu. Exclusively on Saturday nights, this…

Review: Miss Kasumi, Kew

Miss Kasumi occupies a corner unit on Kew’s High Street. This place has really tried to cater for everyone, with its beautiful decor, variety of seating choices and vast menu options. We were invited for dinner to try some of their dishes and we certainly weren’t disappointed. The large unit is divided roughly in half…