Browsing All Posts published on »August, 2011«

A bunch of cakes, and a question of flavourings

August 30, 2011


Seems like the Westside has picked up on an interesting trend; the mingling of two different businesses together. From my experience, it’s usually the pairing of a cafe with some retail business, and there’s a few good examples of that around town. Now just across the road from breakfast royalty is the very girly, rather twee […]

The Village Larder

August 29, 2011


En route home to Melbourne, I’d very strategically planned a pit stop at the very sweet looking town that is Woodend. Why? Because the sun was out, I wanted to stretch my legs and cue drum roll: it is home to The Village Larder (81 High Street, Woodend VIC). As you should know, food is […]

The Dispensary Enoteca

August 27, 2011


Every now and then, this city girl needs to take a break from all the traffic and dramas of city living. So it was on a typically grey overcast winter’s day that I packed my bags, boarded a vline train out of Southern Cross Station and bid a nonchalant farewell to Melbourne – a least for […]

Digital photography – why aren’t I seeing the benefits?

August 23, 2011


One could argue that it’ll be because I’m not doing it right. Perhaps so. But I suspect that I’m not alone wondering why, amongst all my thousands upon thousands of digital snaps, can’t I find more good enough photos to collate a decent coffee table book? Of course I am being facetious, digital photography has many fantastic benefits […]

Desserts by Night

August 16, 2011


It sounds so limiting doesn’t it, Desserts by Night (38 Edgewater Boulevard, Maribyrnong VIC), what about those poor sweettooths hanging out for a sugar hit in the afternoon? But then again, being tucked away in a new estate in suburbia, there will probably be limited custom during the daylight hours. Night time is the go! Especially over […]

Los Latinos

August 14, 2011


Los Latinos (128 Mitchell Street, Maidstone VIC) is one of those places that Melbourne foodies love being the first to find. Unfortunately I cannot stake claim to that, being about a year old, this little gem on an otherwise derelict looking strip of shops already has a big following. More than 200 reviews on Urban […]


August 11, 2011


There aren’t many reviews out there on Lupino (41 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC) just yet because it’s still pretty much brand spankin’ new! Prior to visiting, all I was told was that it’s an Italian bistro. I can now confirm that it is indeed Italian and further, it hosts a small menu of pizza, pasta […]

Shanghai Street

August 9, 2011


After sampling the real deal in Shanghai earlier this year, I’d near lost interest in Shanghai dumplings in the city. It was only after a friend’s friend’s recommendation (long story) that I came to try Shanghai Street (342 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC). Unlike most popular dumplings places though, this one is not found in […]

Station Hotel

August 5, 2011


On my estimation, there will be three things wrong with the next sentence, let’s see if you can spot them all. Station Hotel (59 Napier Street, Footscray VIC) is a fabulously hip pub with superb food right at the doorstep of the western suburbs. A hip pub, great food in a ‘hotel’ and all in […]

Le Chien

August 2, 2011


The recent write up from The Age gave me a timely nudge to visit Le Chien (5 Gamon Street, Seddon VIC). It’s French…for ‘the dog’. I might be taking a complete stab in the dark here, but perhaps a direct translation takes away some of the nuances or even some social context from the expression. […]