Best Parma of the Yarra Valley

HAM, TOMATO AND STRINGS OF MELTED CHEESE - all loaded on a crispy chicken PARMA with a pot of sparkling apple cider straight from the local brewery. The heartiest way to end our day trip across the Yarra Valley! After a day of cruising through the famed, sprawling green vineyards speckled with the orange leaves … Continue reading Best Parma of the Yarra Valley

The Budapest Cafe

Wes Anderson, modern abstract art, and butter foam... 3 phrases that don't seem to scream brunch but seamlessly come together in a hidden new gem of Carlton, much like Budapest is the gem of Eastern Europe. One cannot visit the Budapest cafe without commenting on the interior design - how they can do so much … Continue reading The Budapest Cafe

A Dozen A Dozen

Japan. The destination on everyone's bucket list "for the food," but with the year that was 2020, who knows how long where we can blissfully indulge on late-night ramen fixes, 100 yen sushi trains, and of course, the all-too famous jiggly Japanese pancakes and cheesecakes. Fortunately for us, we managed to squeeze in a Japan … Continue reading A Dozen A Dozen

Niubi

There's always an element of familiarity and homely deliciousness that comes along with any visit to an Asian restaurant - and Niubi, a newly opened 4-storey venue tucked away in the alleys of Heffernan Lane in Melbourne's Chinatown, is no exception. Their concept is not only fusion Asian cuisine, but also somewhat of a fusion … Continue reading Niubi

Arcadia Fitzroy

At the risk of sounding like a basic Melbourne millennial, I am proud to admit that it had been exactly 9 months since my last brunch - until we had the post-lockdown luxury of visiting Arcadia Cafe in Fitzroy, and am I glad that this was the cafe we chose. With the turmoils of 2020 … Continue reading Arcadia Fitzroy

Shop 225 Pizzeria

If it's one thing we both love, it's Italian food. Shop 225 Pizzeria is a humble, suburban Italian restaurant in Pascoe Vale South that features an indoor, handmade wood-fired pizza oven, the bragging rights of being the first pizzeria in Melbourne with gluten free accreditation, and some of the best Italian desserts that I have … Continue reading Shop 225 Pizzeria

O’Hey Cafe

O’Hey is a vibrant cafe tucked away in Coburg that is aesthetic in both its decor and its food! We opted for the Full Brekkie, the Tacos and their famous Hot Cake, which made for a great and uplifting start to what was a rainy Melbourne day. The good fat: The Full Brekkie is an … Continue reading O’Hey Cafe

Otto Melbourne

Otto Melbourne is a lively and spacious brunch cafΓ©, bustling with customers on a Sunday afternoon in the trendy hub of Richmond. The menu was filled with a beautiful variety of interesting combinations of self-titled "fine food" that sets itself apart from traditional Melbourne brunch institutions. Unfortunately, I think I went in with expectations too … Continue reading Otto Melbourne

Urban Provedore

Urban Provedore is a spacious, suburban cafe along the busy Toorak Road, located easily next to South Yarra Station and Chapel Street, making it a fun weekend spot. With a clean, timber panelled interior, and food that hit all the right spots for me on a day of Sunday brunching, I was happy with Urban … Continue reading Urban Provedore

Sugar Buns Cafe Bakery

"Social media ready and pimped to perfection." The exact words that Sugar Buns uses to describe their MEGASHAKES... and pretty much sums up what this cafe is all about. A 2 hour trek for me from the city to Hampton Park, Sugar Buns made it well worth it and I could see why the cafe … Continue reading Sugar Buns Cafe Bakery