Recap part 1: Breakfast in the ‘burbs

Eating too much and not having enough time to blog is a running theme, and ongoing problem… I am officially overwhelmed with the number of posts I have to trawl through before being anywhere close to being up to date, not to mention the enormous amount of digital processing I have to do for my … Continue reading

East-side brunch series: Breakfast-thieves versus Robyn-hood?

Part 3 of east-side brunch series… I remember I used to follow quite a few more brunch-oriented blogs trying to keep up with the never ending new kids to our food scene, but with so little time to spare, I have been doing much less of the scouring and gravitated instinctively towards a select few … Continue reading

Whirlwind of a 2012.

As we embrace the new year, we look back on the past year in reflection and move forward with hope and resolutions. In mentioning resolutions, my one is to be more real-time with my blog updates. Though as unrealistic as that may seem (*ahem, so much for perseverance), I will try! A little flashback on a … Continue reading

East-side brunch series: Coffeehead & Goldilocks

Poached eggs, Hollandaise, smoked salmon and corn fritters

Part 1 of east-side brunch series… With the summer months on our doorstep, it is time to bring on the lazy weekend brunches and enjoy the weather! This month I will bring to you a mini-hunt of Melbourne’s east-side for the most worthy brunch delectables. Some of the delectables to expect in coming posts include … Continue reading

Brunch roundup (10 October): Cavallini, Red Door Corner Store, Maling room, Percy’s Aeroplane.

A quick breakfast roundup. *Click to scroll down to: Red Door Corner Store, Maling Room, Percy’s Aeroplane. Or just start reading from Cavallini… [Cavallini] Where: 354 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North Contact: 03 9486 3883 Located near the northern end of Hoddle Street – a small pocket I don’t venture to often – this little café-bakery puts … Continue reading

Brunch roundup – June 2012 (Proud Mary, Fandango, Pope Joan, L’atelier, Penny Farthing Espresso)

Having just returned from another trip overseas, I am genuinely and horrendously … @#%&#$& behind. So get ready for an epic round up of brunch places I’ve visited in the past “many” months… Proud Mary, Fandango, Pope Joan, L’atelier, Penny Farthing Espresso. Also stay tuned for drool-worthy posts from EUROPE. *** [Proud Mary] Where: 172 … Continue reading

Breakfast roundup #3 – Babka bakery cafe

As you might have noticed this is one of several occasions where I have ventured out on breakfast excursions solo. It is strange to say, quite relaxing and facilitating for my food-photography practices. Today (*ahem, I mean in November) I head down to this little café-bakery on Brunswick St, long since etched in the heart … Continue reading

Breakfast roundup #2 – Replete Providore

Having breakfast after working all night is akin to getting a hangover cure. In both instances one has hardly slept, though obviously differentiated by levels of circulating ethanol. This suburban gem has been at the heart of Hawthorn for quite a number of years now, and so leads one to think naively that it would … Continue reading

Breakfast roundup #1 – De Clieu

Sleek, with polished concrete, and yet mildly botanical. Menu is rather hip, presented on a clipboard with items you just want to grab off the page and eat. De Clieu offers a selection from Mark Dundon’s seven seeds range, coffee here is always a reliable choice. The latte is velvety and mellow with a waft … Continue reading

Truman

Another morning trekking across town to Albert Park, yet again to satisfy my food needs. The excuse being that I felt obligated to come by the all autocratic I-Hua [correction: Crabby Queen] who organised this breakfast. Apologies for those who don’t follow the humour, but for those who do please join in on the evil … Continue reading

L’atelier – the new Monsieur Truffe

Look for the ‘red-door’, I was advised. Sure enough the bright red aberrancy against the muted cement walls was the only thing that shouts: I am here. There was no signage and no we’re-open chalkboard when we arrived. Talk about being obscure… One of the first things you’ll notice when you push the door ajar, … Continue reading

Breakfast at St Ali – South Melbourne

Ok people, after much deliberation I have decided to streamline a few posts (particularly the return visits) so the time delay can improve from the current two month lag. This is another eat out to celebrate mine and a few other friend’s birthdays – a big coalesce of binge eating and sugar high. Here’s a … Continue reading

Auction Room – sold again in Nth Melbourne

107 Errol St Melbourne, 3051 03 9326 7749 It is very rare for me to return to any place these days within a short stretch of time, and is thus very unusual – having only visited a couple of weeks earlier – to now return for a second serving. If you missed my first trip, … Continue reading

Snow Pony – Breakfast revisited

95 Whitehorse Rd Balwyn 03 9816 8911 A quick revisit on one of my local breakfast joints: Snow Pony. Looking back at the first review of this place in the very early days of this blog I realise how much difference 1 year can make on ones writing style and photography skills (*ahem including remembering … Continue reading

Breakfast at Cumulus Inc

45 Flinders Ln Melbourne, 3000 03 9650 1445 Ever since coming to Cumulus Inc for dinner with my sister, I have been craving to come back not only to try the lamb shoulder and to have a few more of those lovely madeleines, but I’ve also been wanting to try their breakfast menu. It was … Continue reading

Axil Coffee Roasters

322 Burwood Road Hawthorn, 3122 03 9819 0091 This is probably the 2nd of a series (1st of which was Auction Rooms) of probably more than 5 brunch joints I’ve visited in the last month or so. So get ready for a serious overload on BREAKFAST! Just a short walk away from the bustle of … Continue reading

Auction Rooms

107 Errol St North Melbourne, 3051 03 9326 7749 Located in the old WB Ellis Auction house, this is another new addition (though not so new anymore – est 2008) to the Melbourne’s warehouse style roastery-café scene. The distressed bricks, cylindrical lights made from industrial piping, fruit and veggie crates, was accurately analogised in The … Continue reading

Luxbite – cakefest

{Luxbite} 38 Toorak Road South Yarra, 3141 03 9867 5888 Not long following a satisfying macaron fix, a sugar-crammed-cake-fest was already in the making. In view of Luxbite being a relatively small space, it would not have been viably possible to fit in more than a small group of 10, so it was essentially first … Continue reading

Hardware Societe – take two

120 Hardware St Melbourne, 3000 9078 5992 Being busy (*and lazy) and extremely behind in my postings, please see my First visit here from not too long ago for my delectable reel of photos with terrific eggs and mouth watering French toast. Now straight to the crux of this post: my second visit to Hardware … Continue reading

Dead Man Espresso

35 Market St South Melbourne, 3205 03 9686 2255 I, sad to say, have only just realised that South Melbourne is such a haven for remarkable café treasures. In fact this place is only a couple of minutes walk from St Ali – – I envisage having a breakfast day out in South Melbourne soon!!! … Continue reading

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