Montibello, Montmorency

Montibello was packed to the rafters when we visited mid week. With top quality, classic and affordable Italian food it’s easy to see why this Montmorency newcomer is becoming a real hit with the locals.

Review: Cheeky By Nature, Northcote

Cheeky by Nature is big on natural influences and many of their dishes have a plant based vibe (that’s not to say they don’t cater well for meat eaters too). Happily adjusting dishes to cater for a variety of dietary requirements, this fresh modern cafe is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

Review: Ivy and Pearl Rosanna

Ivy and Pearl are showing that you don’t have to be in the inner ‘burbs to enjoy top quality brunch food. This small, slightly off-the-beaten-track cafe dishes out a very nice menu of dishes!

Review: Pinkie, Ivanhoe

Minimal is the theme at Pinkie Ivanhoe. From the plating to the decor, this busy cafe is bringing modern brunch to Ivanhoe.

Review: Ferdinand, Northcote

Located in the quieter Westgarth area of Northcote, Ferdinand is a wonderful, welcoming restaurant and a perfect place to enjoy a lovely family meal. What first strikes you about Ferdinand is…

Review: Nu, Epping

Nu is perfect for that guilt free post workout meal, or that healthy mid morning brunch while shopping. With a clean eats focus, it will definitely leave you feeling great.

Review: Farina 00, Northcote

Can’t decide between pizza and pasta? Tuck in to one of Farina’s signature pizza bowls, enjoy the best of both worlds!

Review: Long Story Short, Brunswick

While we’re all a little crushed by the news of Long Story Short’s Port Melbourne branch closing, we’re pleased to confirm that their Brunswick store remains, tucked away of Sydney Road churning out their signature individualistic brunch dishes.

Review: Poke King, Fitzroy

Fitzroy’s Poke King have just dropped their new menu with some of Melbourne’s best and most exciting poke bowls. 

Review: Smug Relish, Brunswick

Handmade furniture and quirky wall art makes Smug Relish a fun brunch spot ideal for chilling out with friends and grabbing something off their varied menu. Make sure you grab a glass of their (alcohol free) mulled wine too!

Review: Mary Miller, Fitzroy North

This cute as a button cafe is the antithesis of nearby hipster Brunswick Street. It’s all about great flavour combinations and pretty plating. Read more…