Chai and Chocolate Babka

Did you even truly experience isolation if you didn't bake? I decided to put a twist on the classic Chocolate Babka recipe, by incorporating the deliciously aromatic, Prana Chai into a chai-inspired babka. Ingredients 2 tablespoons Prana Chai original blend 70g full cream milk 1 tsp active dry yeast 250 g all-purpose flour, plus extra … Continue reading Chai and Chocolate Babka

The Counter

If a cosy, neighbourhood cafe had a definition, it would be The Counter in Hawthorn. Directly across the road from Auburn Station, The Counter is a lovely quick stop for a light bit of breakfast and coffee, or a delicious brekkie catch up in their outdoor courtyard in the back with plenty of greenery dotted … Continue reading The Counter

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

The Guilty Moose

The Guilty Moose is a beautiful beachside brunch spot in the lovely suburb of Albert Park, a stone's away from the lapping waters of St Kilda beach. With an open, green outdoors area that is guaranteed to be a hit in summer, The Guilty Moose also features some of the most unique brunch dishes drawing … Continue reading The Guilty Moose

Casa Tajine

MOROCCO. One of the top countries in my travel bucket list and an ideally located culinary location that sees influence from both Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and African cuisine. Casa Tajine, the newly opened Moroccan and Spanish restaurant is a Carlton gem that not only captures the authenticity of this unique cuisine, but also has the … Continue reading Casa Tajine

Station Grind Cafe

Station Grind Café is a spacious and modernly chic café - rightly named so, being such a short walk away from Fairfield Station. Being newly opened and already teeming with locals even on weekday mornings, it's guaranteed to soon become that bustling, "go-to" Fairfield cafe! With hipster murals, and an interior wall layout that inspires … Continue reading Station Grind Cafe

Frozen by a Thousand Blessings

With many stores dotted across Melbourne, Frozen By A Thousand Blessings is Australia’s first frozen yoghurt to use biodynamic milk and yoghurt, and has been for the past 7 years. The popular froyo store at Melbourne Central features a spacious, bright and relaxing interior that coordinates the display of fresh and organic yoghurt flavours on seasonal … Continue reading Frozen by a Thousand Blessings

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

Kobe Teppanyaki

Teppanyaki is always a delight to try - from the enthusiasm and chattiness of the chef, to the technically "unauthentic" games that they play to catch the rice, and not to mention, the general thrill of "raw to plate" sizzling right in front of your eyes. Kobe Teppanyaki in Doncaster captures all of this in … Continue reading Kobe Teppanyaki

Qipo Skewer Bar

I've always wanted to try Sichuan Skewer hot pot and so it was the perfect opportunity to try at Qipo Skewer Bar in Melbourne city - tucked upstairs in an apartment block in Sunderland Lane, Qipo Skewer Bar is a relatively new restaurant capitalising on the popularity of Sichuan hot pot in Melbourne. With skewers … Continue reading Qipo Skewer Bar