Top 7 Places to eat in Melbourne (November 2018)

Melbourne Best Eats: November 2018 Edition

Fresh, plant inspired food in Northcote, scrumptious Caulfield pastries and Mexican pizza, we’ve got it all for you in this month’s top picks of where to eat in Melbourne.

Breakfast/Brunch:

Cheeky by Nature, Northcote

Website: https://www.cheekybynature.com.au/

Address: 555 High Street, Northcote

Opening Times: 

Mon         Closed
Tue           7am to 4pm
Wed          7am to 4pm
Thu          7am to 4pm
Fri            7am to 4pm
Sat            7am to 4pm
Sun          8am to 4pm

Our top picks: Meat platter, House made falafel

Why did it make the list: We loved to focus on freshness and the bright middle-eastern inspired dishes at this Northcote cafe.

Suzie Scribbles’ insider tip: Don’t leave without trying the cheeky balls!

Our full review of Cheeky by Nature.

 

The Foodstore, Hawthorn

Website: http://www.instagram.com/thefoodstorecafe

Address: 464 Auburn Road, Hawthorn

Opening Times: 

Mon         6am to 3:30pm
Tue          6am to 3:30pm
Wed         6am to 3:30pm
Thu          6am to 3:30pm
Fri            6am to 3:30pm
Sat            7am to 2pm
Sun          Closed

Our top picks: Red velvet pancakes, Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Why did it make the list: We loved the creativity we saw in this out-of-the-way Hawthorn Cafe, with an abundance of flavourful dishes!

Suzie Scribbles’ insider tip: Make sure you try something on their specials menu!

Our full review of The Food Store

Lunch:

Danish Nosh

Website: Coming Soon

Address: 983 Glenhuntly Road, Caulfield

Opening Times: 

Mon        Closed
Tue          8am to 4:30pm
Wed         8am to 4:30pm
Thu          8am to 4:30pm
Fri           8am to 4:30pm
Sat           8am to 3:30pm
Sun         8am to 3:30pm

Our top picks: Chocolate Rugelach, Vanilla slice, Home made bagels

Why did it make the list: While not strictly just a lunch venue, we loved the home made bagels and thought they’re the perfect lunch time snack. There’s a lot of love and a lot of dedication in every bite at Danish Nosh and we’re sure you’ll love it as much as we do!

Suzie Scribbles’ insider tip: Make sure you take something home for later or you’ll have some serious regrets!

Our full review of Danish Nosh. 

Souvlaki GR

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Website: http://souvlakigr.com.au/

Address: 78 Acland Street, St Kilda

Opening Times: 

Mon        10am to midnight
Tue          10am to midnight
Wed        10am to midnight
Thu         10am to midnight
Fri          10am to 2am
Sat          10am to 2am
Sun        10am to midnight

Our top picks: Chicken Souva, Pita and Mixed Dips

Why did it make the list: It’s such a great, affordable eating spot in the heart of St Kilda, whether you eat in or dine out, it’s just about good times and good food!

Suzie Scribbles’ insider tip: Don’t be fooled into thinking they’re just a take out place, check out their huge dine in area!

Our full review of Souvlaki GR. 

Dinner:

Chacho’s, Windsor


Our top picks: Elote, Whole Hog
Why did it make the list: While it was exciting being the first Mexican pizza restaurant we tried, Chacho’s just do down-right great pizza – with some tasty cocktails to boot!
Suzie Scribbles’ insider tip: Leave the car at home and wash you’re pizza down with a few of their delicious cocktails or tequilas!

Our full review of Chacho’s. 

Fujitei, St Kilda

Website: https://www.fujitei.com.au/

Address: 17 Wellington St, St Kilda

Opening Times: 

Mon          Closed
Tue           12pm to 2:30pm and 6pm to late
Wed          12pm to 2:30pm and 6pm to late
Thu          12pm to 2:30pm and 6pm to late
Fri            12pm to 2:30pm and 6pm to late
Sat           12pm to 2:30pm and 6pm to late
Sun          Closed

Our top picks: Gin Dara Saikyo Miso Yaki, Tuna Takiki

Why did it make the list: Firstly for its top quality Japanese food, but we also loved the smiling, friendly staff, beautiful plating and the interesting decor which made Fujitei really stand out from the crowd.

Suzie Scribbles’ insider tip: The fish is the absolute highlight at this restaurant so make sure it features in at least one of the dishes you sample!

Our full review of Fujitei

Mexico City

Website: http://www.mexicocityrestaurant.com.au/

Address: 260 Centre Road, Bentleigh

Opening Times: 

Mon         5:30pm to late
Tue          Closed
Wed         5:30pm to late
Thu          5:30pm to late
Fri            5:30pm to late
Sat            12pm to 2pm and 5:30pm to late
Sun          5:30pm to late

Our top picks: Flautas, Pumpkin Tacos

Why did it make the list: We loved its fresh take on suburban dining and the interesting Mexican dishes on offer!

Suzie Scribbles’ insider tip: Order up! One of the great things about their menu is there are plenty of light bites and options to share so make sure you try plenty of dishes!

Our full review of Mexico City. 

Disclaimer: We dined as guests of the above venues. We received no additional incentives to include them in this list. All of our opinions are based on our honest experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a cafe or restaurant won’t change (including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting)

 

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