Review: Down The Rabbit Hole, Templestowe

I really did feel I was heading down a rabbit hole to find this place as google maps insisted over and over again that we needed to drive 11kms past the place, do a U-turn and drive 11kms down the exact same road. However, without the help of google maps, we did eventually find it….

Review: Legacy, Camberwell

You must be living under a rock if you haven’t heard of Legacy with their bright, fresh dishes that dominate Instagram . Fairly recently divorced from the Tinker group (don’t worry it was all amicable, and they shared custody of the panna cottas), Legacy has been going its own way for about 15 months now…

Review: Dashing Donuts, Chadstone

Dashing Donuts has opened on Chadstone’s ground floor just around the corner from the Apple store, and in keeping with most of Chadstone’s food establishments it’s a cut above your usual mall food. Dashing Donut’s is strictly a take away place, no seating here, but who cares, I don’t really want to sit on the overcrowded…

Review: Le Mille Creperie, Chadstone

Le Mille Creperie has to win the award for cutest shopping centre cafe. Situated on the walkways of Chadstone I wasn’t expecting a lot from the decor, but this place is adorable, doing its best to recreate a tearoom in its shopping centre environment. You order at the counter, where all the beautiful cakes are…

Review: Holla, Richmond

Holla is one of the many cafes on the seemingly endless Victoria Street, but with its stripy monochrome umbrellas and bold “coffee roasters” sign, it seems determined to stand out and let you know why they’re there. From their scary smoothie glasses to their boozy shakes these guys are definitely trying to keep brunch interesting….

Review: Syndicate Room

Syndicate Room is Sandringham’s brand new eatery, less than 5 mins drive from Southland. It’s location is a little inconspicuous – although the constant stream of take out coffee customers show it’s already building a strong reputation. The decor is crisp and modern, a perfect fit for the newer style space. Parking is a little…

Review: Will’s Batch, Bentleigh

I don’t think many people living around Bentleigh are unaware of Will’s Batch. Firstly, it’s next door to Nando’s; secondly it’s one of the only places to get ice cream, and thirdly – the ice cream is pretty awesome. Open a little over 5 years now, it’s become a popular go to for Bentleigh’s many…

Review: Bentwood, Fitzroy

Bentwood is the new Fitzroy café from the Tinker family. It’s the kind of place you almost stumble upon unknown as despite occupying a large corner unit, it’s on an inconspicuous side street. We were invited to visit, try some of their brunch menu and check out this new café. Bentwood makes you want to…

Review: Two Fat Monks, Fairfield

From the outside, Two Fat Monks could be any café, in any nameless suburb in Melbourne. It does have some cool street art to draw your attention to it, but I definitely don’t think a drive past this place prepares you for the inside…

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…