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Jace’s 101 Cafe

September 24, 2011


This is going to be a strange post to write because there’s so much to criticise and yet some really deserving praise as well, so bear with me as I stumble along. As an overall feel, it’s safe to say that Jace’s 101 Cafe (101 Hudson Road, Spotswood VIC) left me with very mixed feelings. This slightly […]

Taste of Melbourne 2011 and questioning the love of red velvet cakes

September 23, 2011


I’m going to try make up for my very poor write up of the Taste of Melbourne 2010 last year and be more detailed this time round. So evidently, the time has come again for the food festival that takes place at the Royal Exhibition Building; a time to sample many of the fine restaurants […]


September 15, 2011


Even with my very poor Italian, I knew Dolcetti (223 Victoria Street, West Melbourne VIC) would be full of sweet finds. Food Safari fans will note that it has been featured on the Italian episode, and the SBS based website even includes a recipe for soft nougat from Dolcetti’s pastry chef – Marianna Di Bartolo. […]

Dead Man Espresso

September 12, 2011


Admit it, you’ve harboured a morbid fascination with death or the dead at some point in your life. It may be a gross generalisation on my part, but doesn’t everyone go through a phase at least in their teenage years? It can range from the serious (suicidal thoughts) to the fashionable (emo culture) to the down […]

Roller Door

September 9, 2011


I’d first heard about Roller Door (13 Stawell Street, West Melbourne VIC) from an acquaintance and was pretty intrigued by it. It’s a cafe by the way, not just some random roller door. See – bet you’re interested now too. Before I even visited, I already had an image of a grungey looking place. A repurposed […]

Coconut House

September 6, 2011


Coconut House (449 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC) is the type of place that makes me miss being a student, because this is just the sort of place I would have loved to frequent as a student. As a matter of fact, its prototypical clientele is a young student. And why not? It ticks all the boxes […]

The Hardware Societe

September 5, 2011


Third time lucky hey? It took 3 goes (1 where my dear friend refused to wait for a table and another when they closed for a short period over winter – just my luck!) till I signed up to The Hardware Societe (120 Hardware Street, Melbourne VIC) appreciation club. It’s already a very long list of members in case […]