East-side brunch series: Yumcha for brunch? David’s. Wealth Garden.

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Part 2 of east-side brunch series… When one suggests brunch, it is not unusual to conjure images of scrambled eggs, fritters, bacon and all those awesome things mostly European inspired. How many people think of yum cha as being a brunch option first up? I do it on a frequent basis, but when I was … Continue reading

Cacao Fine Chocolates & Patisserie (#2)

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Westfield Doncaster store 1st floor, Kiosk 107 619 Doncaster Rd Doncaster, 3108 St Kilda Store 52 Fitzroy St St Kilda, 3182 City store Ground Level, GPO Cnr Burke & Elizabeth Streets Melbourne CBD Being wound up with all the other sleek cafe’s and dessert places all around Melbourne, I had neglected Cacao’s macarons for a … Continue reading

Tai Pan – Yum Cha

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239 Blackburn Rd Doncaster, 3109 9841 9977 Established for over 20 years in the Eastern burbs, Taipan has a strong reputation for its yumcha. Despite now offering up to 3 seatings on weekends and public holidays, it is still a constant hustle and bustle, with most people without bookings being turned back. It’s one of … Continue reading

Cacao Fine Chocolates & Patisserie

52 Fitzroy St St Kilda, 3182 (03) 8598 9555 Cacao’s macarons are gorgeously created with that subtle outer crunch & soft interior, with a decadent ganache. Pistachio – my personal favourite out of the lot. A sprinkle of pistachio praline gives this macaroon that extra kick of crunch and flavour. Tasty! Salty caramel – the … Continue reading

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