Penta, Elsternwick – Review

Penta, on Elsternwicks Ridell Parade, is a beautiful industrial fitted out cafe with some of the most stunning dishes in Melbourne.

Chaplain’s Office, Hawthorn

Located in an old, you-guessed-it, Chaplain’s Office. Enjoy the spacious high ceilings of the light filled interior, or the large courtyard of this quirky , Hawthorn cafe. Time it right and you’ll even hear church organs or the choir too!

Melvin Coffee and Kitchen, Collingwood

Melvin is a pretty-in-pink, gorgeous Collingwood Cafe with a great, creative breakfast and lunch menu. Baby sister to Flemington’s Wolf and Hound – this place definitely lives up to expectations.

Bistro Morgan, Windsor

We visited Bistro Morgan’s flagship Chapel Street store to meet the man himself and check out their artisan doughnuts – including the exciting vegan Mr Simpson and the ever popular golden gaytime inspired Gaytime Crunch.

Syndicate Room will satisfy your sweet tooth!

With one of the most extensive lists of sweet dishes on a brunch menu we’ve seen, the beautifully plated dishes and Sandringham’s Syndicate Room should be your go-to for a sugar craving.

History Cafe Grill, Essendon

Bold and bright, History will greet you with pops of orange before giving way to a more naturally styled interior and a menu that caters from morning until night!

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.

Fourth Chapter, Prahran

Fourth Chapter is a beautiful space. Large white walls and ceilings with thoughtfully spaced hanging baskets that add a rich green to the overall aesthetic, this is a perfect environment for those bright, sunny summer days. Add in the gorgeous courtyard out at the back and you can’t go wrong.

Focus Cafe, Balwyn

Focus is a centrally located Balwyn cafe. Take advantage of their sunny courtyard on warmer days, and take your pick from delicious dishes on their Asian inspired brunch menu. 

Chapter Three, Canterbury

Chapter Three is a surprisingly bright and light family owned cafe on Canterbury’s upmarket Mailing Street, with an extensive breakfast, lunch and now dinner menu

Danish Nosh, Caulfield

Danish Nosh greets you with tasty treats and delicious smells. This stunning refit of a long-standing Caulfield bakery is a real gem in the community.