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June 9, 2014


I’ve been super lazy these days, hence the lack of cooking posts. Good thing a new burger joint has recently opened up nearby. 8bit (8 Droop Street, Footscray VIC) is one of Footscray’s newest installations and is the first burger place for the suburb. Hooray for more variety and the introduction of a new hip […]

Cobb Lane

January 18, 2014


Here I am reviewing a bakery/cafe just after saying I rarely take photos when eating out nowadays…well I do like to contradict myself every so often. Keeps life interesting ;). Anyhow Cobb Lane (13 Anderson Street, Yarraville VIC) has been on my radar for a while so I felt like I needed to write this […]


August 16, 2013


If I’m being completely predictable on a Sunday, you will most likely to find me seated at some cafe in an inner Melbourne suburb sippin’ on a latte ready to order my brunch. But as much as I enjoy cafe hopping, it can feel a little same-same after a while. Most brunch menus tend to […]

I Love Dumplings

June 11, 2013


I do love dumplings, but I Love Dumplings (311 Racecourse Road, Flemington VIC) is actually the name of a restaurant. How original. Most of my trips to Flemington in the past had involved Malaysian food, either at the infamous Laksa King or the more laidback Chef Lagenda. Venues located on Racecourse Road generally weren’t even […]

Yeonga Premium Grill & Bar

May 20, 2013


It’s only been happening in the last couple of years, but the Victoria Street precinct just opposite the Queen Victoria Market has gradually been transforming into a thriving hub for Korean cuisine. Particularly of the barbeque variety. Every time I’ve driven past the area, I’ve made a mental note to eat there and finally, I […]


July 13, 2012


For someone who tries to feign creativity in my eating and cooking, I can be utterly dull at times. Case in point; sushi is my goto lunch. My besties know my default lunch is nearly always sushi if I haven’t identified a specific craving and/or they don’t have a suggestion in mind. So quite obviously, […]

The Reading Room

May 29, 2012


Unis aren’t usually the breeding ground for top quality food. Poor students and bad campus food are more likely to go hand in hand. That certainly was my unfortunate experience! Well ok, there were a couple of exceptions. There was at least one cafe serving decent coffee and nibbles, but on the whole, food tended […]

Happy River Cafe

May 22, 2012


The ‘Docklands side’ of Footscray may look quite derelict, but to the visionaries, there is great potential. Perched on top of the Maribrynong river, and though the thousands upon thousands of shipping containers may taint the view a little, this little patch of the world has views of both the flowing river and our fair […]

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 […]

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 […]


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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

The Courthouse

July 29, 2011


Looks, the exterior particularly, can be so very deceiving, and The Courthouse (90 Errol Street, North Melbourne VIC) is a prime example of that. I’d actually thought I booked the wrong place when we pulled up to the front of it. It’s a suburban hotel/pub. Didn’t I book a cute little French restaurant? Thankfully, I did not get […]


March 3, 2011


5 years ago, heck even 2 years ago probably, I would have doubted the commercial sense of opening Olivessence (Shop 2/227 Barkly Street, Footscray VIC) in this location. But now, not so much. You see, lots of things have changed. Footscray is no longer society’s backwater where the druggies loiter. Given the recent housing affordability […]

Warung Agus

February 6, 2011


Warung Agus (305 Victoria Street, West Melbourne VIC – some sites list it as North Melbourne) has got to be one of the most unassuming and lovely places I’ve had the pleasure of dining in.  In fact, I’ve driven past it a number of times, not knowing of the treasures within. But it just so happened that […]

Gourmet on Gamon

January 17, 2011


There are many things to love about the holiday season: number 1 being time off, be it work or study. Woot. In my books that’s enough reason to celebrate. But there is one minor factor that can dampen the holiday cheer…that being, everyone else is on holidays too! You know when you just discover you […]