Category Archive: Food & Coffee

Industry Beans

Industry Beans quickly became a Fitzroy favourite when the lads from Penny Farthing down the road in Northcote opened their shipping-container-warehouse in 2013.

Too many chillies? Make Chilli Jam

Chillies are not only the easiest plant other than weeds to grown in any garden, they are also very giving. One chilli plant alone will give you season long (if not longer) growth;… Continue reading

French spirit at Chez Dre

In lieu of Bastille Day, lets celebrate the way the French do it best, through food of course, at the popular Chez Dre in South Melbourne.

Dr Morse.

In the shadows of Victoria Park train station on the slightly seedy side of the Abbotsford tracks, hides the all purpose Dr Morse Bar and Eatery. Serving up everything on the food chain… Continue reading

CERES – for sustainable living.

Melbourne is full of wide open green-spaces, parklands and gardens. We’re privileged to have some of the most accessible city parks in the world filled with native plants and trees, lawn spaces for… Continue reading

Admiral Cheng Ho

Spoilt for choice, Admiral Cheng Ho has a star coffee cast with seven grinders at the ready, filled to the brim with beans from around the world.  From the coffee and vegetarian experts… Continue reading

Barry for food and coffee.

The usual sign of a good cafe, or at the very least a good coffee, is a tick of approval from the ambos. It is pretty safe to say, if a Paramedic is… Continue reading

Yarra Valley Dairy

Just 80 kilometres northeast of Melbourne, the Yarra Valley’s rolling vineyards start in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges and meander through dense, rugged and unforgiving parklands to King Lake National Park and… Continue reading

Duck Duck Goose and Larder: Town and Country produce in Kyneton

A far cry from indigence and small town confinement, Kyneton, just 80km from the Melbourne CBD, is a flurry of crisp ice-cold air and the scent of freshly cooked sweets, well known for… Continue reading

Route 59: A cozy and delectable night of food and wine in MoPo

Not long ago, Moonee Ponds was another north-west suburb on the outskirts of Melbourne’s CBD.  Labelled with a reputation, but a convenient location – via the 59 tram route – the area was… Continue reading

Oasis Bakery: Melbourne’s very own Middle East.

For 14 years, Maraw Makool and her team of dedicated family and staff have been producing the very best in Lebanese cuisine and products out of their ever expanding home-style kitchen; Oasis Bakery… Continue reading

The Slow Food movement: Farmers Markets

On a crisp, foggy Saturday morning in May, the sun is rising to the bustling mumbles of farm talk. As the frost clears and a wide blue sky surfaces, the smells of baked… Continue reading

Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2014

As Melbournians’ brace themselves for a long, gloomy and spectacular winter, it is once again festival season. Off the back of a very busy summer schedule, Melbourne is ready to throw in the… Continue reading

Chateau Yering in the heartland of the Yarra Valley.

The Yarra Valley is rich in historical significance; innovative gastro-style food influences and vineyards with a reputation to uphold. With a rich colonial history, the Ryrie brothers and Paul de Castella settled in… Continue reading

A routine in coffee. How do you drink yours?

I am not a heavy sleeper, nor do I sleep very often. Occasionally I’ll find I’ve drifted off, mouth open; drool cascading down my chin on the couch as early as 9pm. Other… Continue reading

Urban farming: create a sustainable vegetable garden.

It goes without saying, having fresh fruit and vegetables straight out of your own garden is the best, not in taste alone. Australia has always been a country rich with produce, whether it… Continue reading

Santucci’s cafe

Santucci’s cafe is an institution in Koornang Road. For years, the cafe has been a home away from home for many Carnegietes and is known for its comfortable and inviting homestyle, Italian foods… Continue reading

Disneyland for foodies: food markets.

Travelling to the corners of the earth is a wonderful joy for millions of people worldwide. Whether we travel to shop, sightsee, work, visit family or just because we can; there are some… Continue reading

Mexican Summer salsa

On a recent trip to Mexico City, the crowded street-food hubs basking in the hot city sun amidst the bustling streets, inspired me to learn more about the jam-packed flavours, colour and history… Continue reading

A Melbournian’s coffee guide to New York City – tiny outposts and long lines

Privileged to have access to some of the worlds best coffee, baristas and experiments around; it is difficult for a Melbournian to be satisfied with coffee anywhere else, especially in the USA. However;… Continue reading