Dench Bakers – best bread in Melbourne?

109 Scotchmer St Fitzroy North, 3068 03 9486 3554 On the way back from the city after a mid morning appointment, I deliberately planned in a small detour up Brunswick street to have a quick lunch at a bakery. This Brunswick institution has been raved for several years now as one of the best organic … Continue reading

Seven Seeds – sister of BBB and DeClieu

114 Berkeley St Carlton, 3053 03 9347 8664 Just a quick stop after dropping Ms JH off at Uni… I seriously don’t understand this trend for café obscurity – what happened to big fluoro signage that was easy to spot? Thank God for iPhone GPS, for the front entrance is so hidden away you could … Continue reading

Garden Tuscany

32 Young St Moonee Ponds, 3039 03 9375 2896 A decent trek across town, a few turns here and there, a short stroll down a cobble stone alleyway and you will find a Tuscan mural leading to the backyard entrance to this café. Amongst the relaxing evergreens of the shaded garden the little details in all … Continue reading

Three Bags Full

60 Nicholson St Abbotsford, 3067 03 9421 2732 Generally it is known that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So it should be not a surprise that I have gone on quite the breakfast splurge lately. But, when breakfast is the last meal of your day, is it still the most important? … Continue reading

Duchess of Spotswood

87 Hudsons Rd Spotswood, 3015 03 9391 6016 After reading many a glowing review about this café, and repeated temptations from west-siders, I finally motivated myself off the couch to trek right across town, over the West Gate and finally turn off at Spotswood to meet Thanh for breakfast. Actually the only time I’d taken … Continue reading

Thanh Ha 2 – Vietnamese in Richmond

120 Victoria St Richmond, 3121 03 9421 6219 Approaching the last days of our surgical rotation, Mr BN continued his tradition of bringing us interns out for a farewell dinner. Turns out what better way to wind down *ahem midweek* than at a Vietnamese restaurant, especially when half of us had surnames of: Nguyen, Huynh, … Continue reading

Ten Minutes by Tractor – photography before eating?

1333 Mornington Flinders Rd Main Ridge, 3928 03 5989 6080 Even before we set off for our photography day out along the Mornington Peninsula, I was already scanning the web for dining options both lunch and dinner. Not to say I wasn’t enthusiastic about photography, but clearly I was much more focused on and enthusiastic … Continue reading

Short intermission – Food Porn!

Buenos dias! Given my excessive eating of late, I am afraid to say I am quite behind with my posts. So I thought I’d write this quick intermission to hopefully quench – or invoke more of rather – any food-porn-hunger. =) Can you guess what each of these following dishes are, and where they are from? … Continue reading

Charcoal Lane, then Cutler & Co

136 Gertrude St Fitzroy, 3065 03 9418 3400 This post has been overdue to be written for such a long time that I can barely remember what things I ate and what things tasted like. I must say I have an incredibly poor memory for someone who needs his memory all the time. Luckily I … Continue reading

  • Food RATING scale

    Unpleasant: damn upset my desire to eat

    Average: palatable but many shortcomings

    Yummy: a pleasant experience

    Yummy +1: mouth-watering like rain

    Yummy +2: exquisite flavours that hit all the right notes

    Divine: sheer culinary perfection!

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