Tuan Tuan, Carlton

High ceilings and chandeliers greet you at Tuan Tuan. Already popular in Manilla this Philippines based company has embarked on its first Melbourne store bringing their take on Hong Kong comfort food to the streets of Carlton.

Crave Pizza and Fresh Pasta Bar, South Yarra

Crave Pizza and Fresh Pasta Bar, recently under new management, is winning South Yarra over one smile and one great pizza at a time. Dine in, take away or order for free delivery and open until 1:30am on the weekend you’ve really no excuse not to try this place.  

Cafe Louis, Fitzroy

Cafe Louis, which sits just off Brunswick Street provides an uniquely relaxing and spacious brunch experience in the heart of Fitzroy. Shunning the usual grungy vibe in favour of dark wooden furniture and a clean, minimal finish there’s a real air of grandeur to this new cafe.

Piccolina, St Kilda

Just in time for summer Piccolina has opened up it’s newest store in St Kilda’s Acland Street – minutes from the beach and with a delicious range of gelato and vegan sorbets to choose from we know it’ll be a hit. 

Neo Lemonade, Docklands

Neo Lemonade swung open its doors this June at Docklands to put this almost forgotten central suburb back on the foodie map! Owner Steven Velkovski, who took inspirations from his twin sons’ (Leo and Lennon) childhood nicknames (Neo and Lemonade) for the restaurant’s name, is keen to create a modern but welcoming restaurant in the area.

The World Rice Festival, Birrarung Marr

The World Rice Festival is hitting Birrarung Marr’s lower terrace this weekend (7th-9th December) to celebrate the underappreciated staple that is rice…

Nong Tang Noodle House, Melbourne CBD

Nong Tang epitomises everything wonderful about laneway dining in Melbourne: relaxed, unassuming, and excellent, affordable dining are all on offer in this bright noodle bar.