Browsing All posts tagged under »Coffee«

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 […]

Two beans and a farm

March 17, 2014

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People who know me will know that I will travel for food. This is why I found myself all the way in Mernda this dreary weekend past, at Two beans and a farm (10 Hathfelde Boulevard, Mernda VIC) in the Carome Homestead. For those of you scratching your heads wondering where on earth Mernda is; […]

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 […]

Coffee nut loaf

November 26, 2013

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A friend recently accused me of being unable to follow a recipe, pointing to the pool of evidence embedded in this very blog where I tweak this or tweak that whenever I mention a recipe. It was with mock outrage that I tried to defend myself, surely I can follow instructions! In fact, I had […]

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 […]

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 […]

Otway Fly & Treetop Walk and Wickens Delicatessen & Provedore

March 20, 2013

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No visit to Apollo Bay would be complete without a venture towards the lush greenery that is the Otway Ranges. I love the long winding drive from the coast up to the forest. The driving experience was enhanced with my zippy little manual but even if you’re not in the driving seat, it feels so […]

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 […]

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, […]

South Melbourne Street Fair

February 19, 2012

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I love a good old fashioned street fair. We don’t have enough of them in Melbourne. But this Sunday, the sun was out and made for a glorious day to stroll around South Melbourne as the proud locals showed off their wares. Businesses from the area set up marquees or operated on the street. What […]

Coffee of a different kind

February 19, 2012

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Unless you’re not into Melbourne’s whole café culture thing, you’ll know that 3rd wave coffee has been what all the cool kids are talking about these days. I don’t really know what 3rd wave coffee is all about; it’s just beyond my level of understanding. Don’t get me wrong, I like coffee, quite a lot. […]

Mister Close

November 23, 2011

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Of all things to name your cafe, I can’t imagine why one would name it after their high school geography teacher. I suppose my year 9 geography teacher was quite memorable, but for all the wrong reasons…So anyhow, as the story goes, 2 young boys met in year 8 in Mr Close’s class and viola, […]

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 […]

Dolcetti

September 15, 2011

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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

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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 […]

The Village Larder

August 29, 2011

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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 […]

Le Chien

August 2, 2011

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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. […]