Willsmere Station Cafe

Willsmere Station is a trendy, brunch café in a quiet area of Kew, that has turned into night time bar, featuring heavy inspirations drawn from the Middle East and Turkey. With moody music, neon lighting and a cosy interior, Willsmere Station is definitely a unique option that one hasn't seen many of in Melbourne, and … Continue reading Willsmere Station Cafe

Little Byrd

Little Byrd is a quaint but bustling café in Ascot Vale that pulls inspiration from the Middle East and Mediterranean - a trend that seems to be picking up in the Melbourne cafe scene. The little brother of the famous Shanklin Cafe, Little Byrd offers a wide range of dishes sure to satisfy your brunching needs, … Continue reading Little Byrd

Gabriel Fitzroy

Middle Eastern-inspired brunch in the middle of Fitzroy is a recipe for success and that's exactly what Gabriel Fitzroy manages to encapsulate. It has options for classic brunch favourites like eggs benedict, whilst tossing in a few exciting, innovative options like pork pinwheels, panko crumbed eggplant and even a sharing mezze-like platter! The good fat: A … Continue reading Gabriel Fitzroy

Heritage Wall

Heritage Wall in Camberwell is a small cafe close to the train station with seating both inside and out along the busy Burke Road. With a Modern Eastern twist on classic brunch dishes, we were delighted with the various spices used to add their own flair. A personal favourite and must-get for us would have … Continue reading Heritage Wall

Taksim Square

Taksim Square in Moonee Ponds was my first venture into Turkish food - having tried a handful of Middle Eastern restaurants before, but none so specific to Turkey. It was definitely a worthwhile experience, from the moment we stepped into the spacious restaurant, with all its beautiful furnishings and the open plan kitchen, we knew … Continue reading Taksim Square

Tahina Bar Fitzroy

TAHINA BAR, FITZROY: I'm always on the hunt for unique Melbourne cafes or restaurants and Tahina Bar certainly hits the mark. With hearty, flavoursome meals that stay true to its Middle Eastern inspiration, as well as all-round affordability, it's no wonder Tahina Bar in Fitzroy is now its second store, with the first one being in … Continue reading Tahina Bar Fitzroy

Middle South East

MIDDLE SOUTH EAST, SOUTH YARRA: A vibrant restaurant with not only brunch, but also a separate lunch and dinner menu, Middle South East is along a popular stretch of Chapel Street with the vibe to merit all sorts of occasions. Their dishes range from classic brunches, to those with a Middle Eastern, spicy twist. A special … Continue reading Middle South East

Miznon Melbourne

  MIZNON, MELBOURNE CBD: A 7 month old Israeli tapas-styled bar up on the vibrant street of Hardware Lane, Miznon is sure to become a popular hearty, Middle Eastern joint with drinks to spare and vibes to enjoy. We were treated to a wide range of dishes on their menu, as everything is quite small in … Continue reading Miznon Melbourne

Dish and Spoon

DISH AND SPOON, CAMBERWELL: This is a chic and popular brunch spot in the Eastern suburb of Camberwell - boasting not only a beautifully designed interior, but also a lovely outdoor section in the back covered with a patio. Dish and Spoon also features a seasonally changing menu with Middle Eastern twists on certain classics - … Continue reading Dish and Spoon

The Left-Handed Chef

THE LEFT-HANDED CHEF, SOUTH MELBOURNE: The Left Handed Chef is a cosy brunch spot in a peaceful, residential area of South Melbourne. Its menu has a unique addition to standard brunch places, with a growing collection of "Things from Home" - that is, warm and hearty dishes from Israel, where the head chef and owner, Ehud … Continue reading The Left-Handed Chef