Le Jolie Cafe

Hidden out in the quiet suburb of Pascoe Vale, lies a genuine taste of French hospitality in what could be ultimately be named “the perfect local”. Think cheesy croque monsieur, decadent truffle scrambled eggs, and genuinely flavourful shakshuka (a secret recipe from part owner and chef, Guy Trinquet) mixed amongst locals within its cosy decor. These local…

Mick Adams Burger Bar

Melburger, what we kindly refer to as Melbourne’s ever growing burger scene, continues it’s exponential growth in the world’s most liveable city as the latest challenger for the royal burger throne. No longer content with the inner city, specialised burger bars have begun their descent onto suburbian Melbourne with Mick Adams Burger Bar setting up shop within the busy Oakleigh station strip….

Platform 270

It’s quite clear that Hilton Hotels and their subsidiary Doubletree are trying to build something. Platform 270 is the culmination of seeing what Melburnian food culture is like, and producing an eatery that not only fits in with other Melbourne dining contemporaries but also looks to refine this. Almost everything on the menu has been sourced from…

Serotonin Eatery

Madden Grove and Stawell Street are surely happy to have Serotonin Eatery as their corner café. Within walking distance of Burnley suburbia, the plant-based eatery is all about the #healthspo community that it sits inconspicuously within. Basically, Serotonin wants you to feel happy and healthy by releasing the chemical serotonin, which stimulates neuron function in the human body….

Q&A with Reynold Poernomo – Former Masterchef Contest & Dessert Prince

With the Cake, Bake and Sweets show running this weekend (23-25 October; tickets) – Australia’s largest gathering of home bakers, decorators, and foodies along with 25 world-class bakers, and dessert artists; we had the chance to catch up with Masterchef’s most recent season’s dessert prince, Reynold Poernomo, to see what life’s been like after his starring performance. What…

Melbourne Cake Bake and Sweets Show | 23-25 October 2015

Off the back of last year’s successful inaugural Melbourne show, the Cake Bake & Sweets Show has returned to bring the amazing and delectable baking world to life and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 23-­25 October 2015. The MCEC will be the destination for all things baked and sweet as the food capital hosts Australia’s largest gathering of home bakers,…

Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen

Sitting on its lonesome off the famed Flinders food Lane, comes Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen (it’ll take a little while to remember that one) taking place where former night club/bar Ondergronds used to reside, and definitely the winner in terms of most spacious and modern interior of all the ramen restaurants. Beginning at $15 (same as Hakata…

Longhorn Saloon

The team behind Chingon and the wildly successful Le Bon Ton, bring their meaty smokey goodness to Carlton. Note that 5 Points deli is in the same venue – the downstairs area, while Longhorn Saloon sits in the upstairs area with both a bar and restaurant menu. If that sounded confusing, then that’s because it is. But once…

Woody.P

Woody.P provides something a little different along the very esteemed food destination of Flinders Lane (Chin Chin, Hihou, Meatball & Wine Bar, Supernormal, Papa Goose…just to name a few), with a rather relaxed approach as a sophisticated “GastroPub”. It feels familiar yet still fits well within the confines of Flinders Lane. Serving up a menu strong…

The Mess Hall

Nestled at the top end of Bourke Street, across the road from the big dogs of Melbourne’s Italian restaurant scene, The Mess Hall is a modest establishment. There’s no big sign or fancy façade. Rather, the bustling of people in and out of the door, at the window ledge tables and seated out the front, is enough to…

The Mission Foods Mexican Festival

Sunday 13 September, 11:30am-8pm, Federation Square. Put it down in your diaries and be ready to experience what some of Melbourne’s top Mexican chefs, artists and musicians are preparing for the Mission Foods Mexican Festival. Exploring the country’s different regions, the Festival, organised by Mexfest and Anzmex, attracted over 40,000 people to Federation Square last year, and looks…

Dock 37 Bar and Kitchen

While South Wharf still has a ways to go, it’s definitely built the foundation as a nice little consistent hub of activity that, ultimately, Docklands should have been. Being backed by the Melbourne Convention Centre and Crown obviously helps, plus the Hilton Hotel itself, but it’s good to see that South Wharf really has visitor appeal,…