Mukka

We’re not going to lie, we’re not exactly experts in regards to Indian food, but Mukka’s lineup of currys, naan breads, tandoori, and philosophy of keeping things simple, fresh and ‘how their mum used to make it’, definitely brings a smile to our face. Setting up shop on Brunswick Street – continuing its trend toward diversity…

Taxi Kitchen

  Once the toast of the town, Taxi Kitchen has seen it all as the rest of the Melbourne dining scene rushed to the good food party – something that unfortunately overwhelmed Taxi Kitchen underneath the wave of sheer numbers. With so many great eateries constantly popping up throughout Melbourne and Victoria, it can be…

Archie’s All Day

All day, all night, they’ve got what you need. Archie’s All Day is the beam of sun pouring out of a mess of gloomy clouds. Named after the owner’s son, Archie’s feels fresh and renewed in what has become a copy cat league of cafes. Having already garnered a constant stream of weekend queues at Bluebird…

Agathe Patisserie

Now at its super stall in South Melbourne Market, be prepare to feast your eyes on pastries that seemed to have been delivered from the hands of God. Hand-made by Agathe, an expatriate of France, you know you’re getting some serious shit as she pipes your cruffin full of custard (or whichever rotating flavour of the week) in…

Operator 25

Operator 25’s actually been around for a quite a while, however unlike many of its compatriots, its now booming popularity was a bit slow to come by. But for all the people who are now lining up waiting for a table in front of its doors, its something that’s more than deserved. Big thanks goes…

Two Little Pigs Charcuterie and Grind

Delicious cold meats at the ready, along with creative liberty on old favourites with an American twist? Sign me up. I did a review on this spot recently, but I loved it so much I came back; I still have dreams of their big breakfast! In a Sentence: They have something called “Doughcakes”, I believe it’s…

Lemon, Middle & Orange

Quick Thoughts: It’s always nice to come across a cafe that stands so strongly on its two feet, that despite it being, honestly in the middle of nowhere (I understand it’s close to offices in Collingwood), that it’s become a sure fire destination for those looking for a consistently delicious brunch fix. I’ve been going…

Laksa King

Quick Thoughts: Beginning its days as a hidden restaurant inside the confines of a shopping centre with no outward facing windows, I’ve still got memories of waiting for Laksa King’s famous broth inside the dinky Flemington shopping strip, in what could be compared to as the Malaysian version of the Soup Nazi scene. Now a…

Mr Hendricks

The mantle has been passed over, Mr Hendricks is Balwyn’s crown jewel of cafes, and easily one of the best in the eastern suburbs. Tucked away on the quiet part of Whitehorse road, Mr Hendricks serves up good valued, creative and tasty fare to locals who up until the past year or two have been…

Seven Seeds

Quick Thoughts: One of the originals that ushered the wave of brunch institutions that Melbourne is so lucky to have now, Seven Seeds continues to deliver top notch service, creative food, great coffee and a sneaky Matt Forbes doughnut or three (always a welcome addition). Can’t go wrong here. But watch out for the thousands…

Shandong Mama

Quick Thoughts: So, so dang tasty. Slightly above the typical cheap and nasty dumpling place, but well worth it! You might also have to brave a line, but trust me, you won’t be going back to those nasty Shanghai Dumpling Houses ever again once you’ve visited mama! Make sure you get the fish dumplings! In…

Two Little Pigs Charcuterie & Grind

Quick Thoughts: Not going to lie, this might quite possibly be my favourite ‘big breakfast’ of Melbourne. I’ve found the typical “Melbourne Brunch” a little uninspired of late, but this place somehow hits the sweet spot. Serving up great food, along with interesting specials, Two Little Pigs have definitely made me a believer. In a…