Category Archive: Food & Coffee

Don’t go hungry November in Melbourne at the Age Good Food Guide, Good Food month

The Age Good Food month is heaven for foodies as Melbourne prepares for a city wide, month long celebration of cuisine, drinks, culture and dining experiences. Throughout November, pop-up installations, restaurants and bars… Continue reading

Touchwood – 480 Bridge Road Richmond.

Bridge road in the heart of Richmond dived further into recession this month, as we saw more businesses forced to close flagship stores due to high rent renewals and slow retail traffic. This… Continue reading

How does your morning cup of coffee get to you?

Here is a quick summary of the ins-and-outs of the coffee grower to roaster process.

Rum. and Bar Economico.

It is hard to imagine Cuba without rum. Rum symbolises Cuba – Cuban culture and Cuban life. From the steamy heat of the night to the refreshing mystique of Cuban music and dance,… Continue reading

five tips on searching for ethical coffee around town.

It is always hard to know where your coffee comes from, how it is sourced and how many people are involved in the buying process. It is great to see ethical standards putting… Continue reading

Melbourne’s obsession with New York City – tacky or tactical?

There have been many coinciding trends between Melbourne and New York City for years now – our obsession with the colour black, the rise in street art, the mystique of the underground, and… Continue reading

One French chef, New York inspired – hearty Melbourne restaurant – Brooks of Melbourne.

The Austral House on Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD was designed in the 1890s at a time where innovative British architecture was sweeping through the colony. The building features four storeys and… Continue reading

HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE CUPCAKES FOR EVERY OCCASION

Lately, I have been obsessed with cupcakes. I’ve been writing about them a lot these past few weeks for another publication and all I want to do is eat them continuously every day.… Continue reading

Cristina Re (of sunshine and happiness) all things sophisticated and lady like.

It is not everyday that we get to treat ourselves on indulgences. We simply do not have the time or the money. But at Cristina Re on Langridge Street, on the cusp of the increasingly… Continue reading

Elk Espresso – Broadbeach, Queensland

Tucked away between the Gold Coast Highway and the beachfront at Broadbeach is Elk Espresso. Open daily for breakfast and lunch this find is a great escape from the heat of the beach… Continue reading

The New York City outpost cafe – La Colombe Torrefaction.

For as long as I can remember, it has always been very difficult to get good coffee in the USA. For a country that consumes more coffee than anyone else in the world,… Continue reading

An all-natural, high quality, extremely fun farming and eating experience at Crazy Acres

70 Reedbeds Rd Berry Springs NT The straight and narrow drive along the Stuart Highway between Darwin and Katherine is a true reflection of stereotypical Australia. One long, straight, red dust road with… Continue reading

Two Birds One Stone

12 Claremont Street, South Yarra. Riding off the success of Three Bags Full in Abbotsford and Liar Liar in Hawthorn, the team have opened yet another, this time in South Yarra, attempting to… Continue reading

Pho in Melbourne, giving Vietnam a run for its money.

Vietnamese noodle soup or Pho (pronounced ferr – Pho is a prostitute) is a serious winter comforter. There is nothing better, other than perhaps my own Mum’s soup that warms me up on… Continue reading

The Final Step

The Final Step – 1c Murphy street South Yarra This tiny little café has a big heart and is one of the best cafes in Melbourne. With a primary focus on coffee, the Final… Continue reading

Spring is here

After what seemed like a winter that would never end, spring is finally here in Melbourne (well this week at least) and whilst everyone momentarily packs away their coats and hit the shops… Continue reading

The coffee really is supreme

Coffee Supreme – 28-36 Grosvenor St Abbortsford Tucked away amongst the severe construction sites and factories of North Richmond is the Coffee Supreme roastery and adjoining café The Abbortsford Club. It is not… Continue reading

Mexican wave in Melbourne

Since mid 2011, the Age weekend has published a constant thread of articles discussing ‘Melbourne’s Mexican food craze’ and it is true – we are right in the middle of the hottest trend… Continue reading

THE pad thai omelette

With just the right texture, the perfect amount of spice, not too salty, not too sweet, the Chiang Mai Pad Thai omelette is just right. That is, until I tried to re-create it.… Continue reading

Crazy about MissChu.

It is not hard to find good Vietnamese food in Melbourne and with an ever-growing population of Viet immigrants to our shores combined with a culinary interest in all things Viet meets Modern… Continue reading