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Cheeky Monkey

January 12, 2013


It was a carefully planned masterstroke of mine to have brunch at Cheeky Monkey (89A Swan Street, Richmond VIC) since it was so conveniently located across the road from the Wittner factory outlet. Is there a better way of convincing a man to come shoe shopping with you than to feed his stomach first? As […]


November 13, 2012


Weren’t we Melbournians so blessed with beautiful weather this past weekend? The sun was out and it was actually WARM. How lovely it was to have a nice day during a weekend for once?! In order to make use of that glorious sunshine, I made a trek out to the other side of the town […]

October/November mashup

November 15, 2011


So it looks like we’re speeding towards the end of the year here and the absence in posts for the last month is really just a reflection of how busy things have been.  I am beginning to amass quite a large backlog of posts to be written, and I’m afraid I’m not likely to get […]

Colonel Tan’s

July 24, 2011


I love surprises. I love them even more when people pull off hard ones. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but it’s no easy task surprising me with a foodie find I haven’t heard of before. Being ever so slightly obsessed with food and pathetically in love with Melbourne means I know of […]

Monga Dessert Lounge

July 20, 2011


Sweets are in vogue, surely you didn’t need me to tell you that. Chocolate cafes, cake shops and desserts bars are sprouting up every which where. But what is a Chinese dessert? Stop, I know a lot of you may be thinking banana fritter/pineapple fritter with icecream or lychees with icecream. I’m sorry to burst your bubble, […]

Buddha’s Belly

July 19, 2011


I found the name of this venue rather curious, Buddha’s Belly (75A Chapel Street, Windsor VIC). It makes me think 1. vegetarian and 2. Asian cuisine. Clearly my mind jumps easily to stereotypes, but for the record, it was neither. It’s a casual cafe by day come snack bar at night. It’s comfortably set amongst other […]

Convent Bakery

June 6, 2011


It’s hidden within the tranquil grounds of the Abbottsford Convent, but that is not to suggest the Convent Bakery (1 St Heliers Road, Abbottsford VIC) is anything remotely quiet though. A stroll through on the weekend quickly reveals that it’s teaming with activity. Family friendly, student friendly, arts friendly, yuppie friendly – yes, I think I’ve […]

Babble bar + cafe

December 2, 2010


One of the best things about traveling has got to be when you accidentally stumble across a great find, whether it’s that cute little cafe, funky bar or awesome shoe shop. Ok, I wasn’t exactly traveling (even though it did take a bit of travel on public transport to get there!) so it’s not nearly […]

Dolls at the Mount

October 24, 2010


How better to spend lunch on a gloriously sunny day, than in the company of a good friend for some scones and tea at nan’s place? If only I had a nan who liked to baked scones and have me over for tea. But no worries, for those of us going without, there is Dolls […]


August 10, 2010


My adventures took me south of the river this weekend, to a funky little place called Gaijin (135 Commercial Rd, South Yarra VIC). The title is a Japanese word meaning ‘non-Japanese’ or ‘outsider’. The 2 kanji characters that make up the word literally read as ‘outside person’. So there we were, on the advice of […]