Chez Dre

Quick Thoughts: Not quite sure how I feel about Chez Dre. If we were to judge them soley by their cakes and desserts, they’re a resounding legit experience, however is in a way still overshadowed by Burch & Purchese.  On the other end of the spectrum, as a cafe, their food is trending lands around…

Katie’s Crab Shack

Quick Thoughts: “Dang tasty crabs” is the descriptor used, and dang tasty they are indeed.  But more than that, I’d be happy to argue that Miss Katie might just serve up the dang tastiest and bestest fried chicken (and waffles) in all of the Melbourne land. Go. Now. Rating: Legit Web: http://www.misskatiescrabshack.com/

Krimper

Quick Thoughts: Tucked away and out of sight, Krimper is yet another solid cafe to join the never ending (which I’m highly appreciative of) run of new cafes throughout Melbourne. While at first thought it seems to be ‘just another cafe’, it’s interesting menu that effortlessly moves away from the usual “big breakfast” or “smashed avocado”,…

Papa Goose

Quick Thoughts: British fare with a modern twist? Papa Goose more than delivers the goods with some creatively reimagined British classics. Their desserts in particular, were a stand out along with their vegetable starter which featured a smoked tomato and immaculately seasoned everything else. Sitting comfortably in the fine dining range, it’s definitely worth visiting…

Aka Siro

Quick Thoughts: More than anything else, Aka Siro reminds me of home. The food is very traditional Japanese homestyle cooking that consists of simple and subtle flavours.  A very good thing that’s missing within the Melbourne restaurant scene, and unfortunately, I feel, may ultimately fly over the general public’s head who’s looking for the generic…

Industry Beans

Quick thoughts: Overall, Industry Beans delivers the goods, set in a refitted shipping container and paired alongside an American influenced seasonal menu, there’s a lot to like. However, there just seems to be something missing, something holding itself back from the next level.  I’d almost put the onus on the menu, which isn’t bad by…

Le Bon Ton

Quick Thoughts: Yep, more American food, they just seem to be popping up left right and centre, don’t they? Ah well, Le Bon Ton’s a goody with its pit smoked meats, jalopeno corn bread muffins, oyster bar, and bloody great chilli fries. You should know the drill by now! Only issue i have? I guess…