Browsing All posts tagged under »Brunch«

8th Nerve Cafe

October 14, 2014

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My early errands the weekend past took me somewhat unexpectedly to 8th Nerve Cafe (103 Gaffney Street, Coburg). Located opposite the home improvement megaplex, Bunnings, this little local haunt is quite unassuming. If not for the wooden sign and a couple of small tables on the pavement, you could easily miss this place. The interior […]

~15 minute kaya recipe

April 13, 2014

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The last recipe left me with 4 egg yolks to find a use for, and what better than to make some kaya? If you need to ask what kaya is; you have been deprived a great treasure. Commiserations. Kaya is a South East Asian condiment that is widely referred to as a ‘coconut jam’. However if […]

Cobb Lane

January 18, 2014

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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 […]

Avocado, bacon and eggs smash

January 6, 2014

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Smashed avocado alongside bacon and eggs has pretty much become ubiquitous on brunch menus across Melbourne. It’s not too hard to see why; we’re all trying to pack more greens into our meals and it’s helpful to start the day off on the right foot. But with popularity comes uniformity and we’ve become all too […]

Bourke Street Bakery

August 29, 2013

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Severely lacking in funds for an overseas adventure this year, the only respite I could afford was some time away in Sydney. We were already on an excellent start when Sydney greeted me with beautiful blue skies and a very mild winter’s day – perfect escape from Melbourne’s grey skies. So what’s a Melbourne girl […]

Canelè recipe

June 4, 2013

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There is going to be a longer prelude than usual, so bear with me. It was a good friend of mine who introduced me to the canelè. She took me out for dinner at Bistro Vue (430 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC) many many moons ago, well before it expanded into the former Vue de […]

Martha Ray’s

May 6, 2013

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Wow, only one post for the month of April. So much for attempting to maintain the blog in my down time. Shame on me! I have been bad. I’ve been hiding a bit, just because it’s not all that convenient to be on crutches and also I feel like people just look at me for […]

Fig, prosciutto and hazelnut salad recipe

March 25, 2013

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I’ve mentioned previously that I do not have a green thumb at all. It’s a slightly shameful thing to admit for a self claimed food lover I know. I’m hoping to change this at some stage and perhaps dabble in some gardening. But for now, I’ve still got my folks to rely on for the […]

Cheeky Monkey

January 12, 2013

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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 […]

Gramercy

November 13, 2012

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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 […]

Coriander and chilli scrambled eggs recipe

August 8, 2012

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It’s Sunday morning and you’re feeling super lazy. Getting dressed to go out feels like a daunting task, but the hunger pangs are getting worse. What to do? My solution is to whip up an easy eggy breakfast for munching on the couch. A friend of a friend grows beautiful coriander in their garden and […]

The Reading Room

May 29, 2012

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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

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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 […]

Chez Dre

March 21, 2012

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In spite of mastering a favourite brunch dish of mine, a girl still likes to trek out for her morning meal every now and then. This weekend it was back to South Melbourne to finally tick Chez Dre (285-287 Conventry Street, South Melbourne VIC) off my list. Having been open for less than a year, […]

Corn fritters recipe

March 5, 2012

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Corn fritters are one of those things I happen to be highly drawn to. If it’s on a breakfast menu, it’s a fair bet that I’m going to order them. So it was only a matter of time before I would attempt to master this dish in my own kitchen. And what better time than […]

Frenchy French toast recipe

January 16, 2012

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Oh how I wish I could claim credit for the invention of Frenchy French toast, but unfortunately not, this is an idea I’ve shamelessly borrowed. It was back in the dark ages (ie. before I acquired a decent digital camera and discovered Urban Spoon), it was a causal brunch with a friend that we stumbled […]

October/November mashup

November 15, 2011

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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

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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 […]

Dead Man Espresso

September 12, 2011

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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

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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 […]