Izakaya Jiro

IZAKAYA JIRO, HAWTHORN: A popular Izakaya (casual Japanese sake/snacks restaurant) on the popular Glenferrie Road, Izakaya Jiro faces some tough competition for dining options, but definitely does well to assert its place here. With multiple groups dining flitting in and out throughout the evening, that resulted in some unfortunately slow customer service, but that was … Continue reading Izakaya Jiro

Uni Boom Boom

UNI BOOM BOOM, GLEN WAVERLEY: I'm always up for trying new cuisines and dishes so when the opportunity came up to experience a café brought to us by the main Australian distributors of "uni" (sea urchin) and "bird's nest" it was something I jumped at the thought of! Having only tried sea urchin once, after … Continue reading Uni Boom Boom

MOB Camberwell

MOB CAMBERWELL: I'm gradually working my way through the Tinker, Penta, Clubhouse etc. Melbourne café monopoly so it was great to tick My Other Brother off the list. Just opposite the Camberwell Fresh Food Market, MOB Camberwell is a café that seems rather cosy from the outside, but in reality, extends into a large, vibrant, … Continue reading MOB Camberwell

Docasa Ivanhoe

DOCASA, IVANHOE: Once again we ventured to the Northern suburbs of Melbourne to the pleasant surprise that was Docasa. Already a well established local café, it's really no surprise to see the swarm of people filtering in throughout the entire day, even at seemingly quite hours between meals. The Italian owner is not only passionate … Continue reading Docasa Ivanhoe

Chaplain’s Office

CHAPLAIN'S OFFICE: Have you ever had brunch in a church? Because Chaplain's Office, just like it says in its name, is just that! A cosy brunch cafe in a brick-lined hut nestled near a church just near Glenferrie Road. And the result? A delicious and innovative brunch menu that just proves to you every time that … Continue reading Chaplain’s Office

Momo Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu

MOMO SUKIYAKI AND SHABU SHABU, MELBOURNE CBD: In the heart of Melbourne Chinatown is the cosy Japanese hot pot restaurant, with it's sister store, Gyoza Gyoza just adjoining that offers traditional a la carte Japanese cuisine. Sukiyaki is a special type of sweet and slightly salty Japanese hot pot base - quite different to hotpot from … Continue reading Momo Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu

Tella Balls Dessert Bar

TELLA BALLS DESSERT BAR, MELBOURNE CBD: After several stores opened in Sydney and the Gold Coast, the new crazy dessert trend, Tella Balls has finally decided to open its first store in Melbourne! This is a must-go for anyone who LOVES nutella - seriously cannot think of a better place. The desserts are drenched with thick … Continue reading Tella Balls Dessert Bar

Lavezzi Gelato

LAVEZZI GELATO, CARLTON: That moment when you realise the best gelato you've ever had is in Melbourne even after travelling Europe for 5 months... there's just something about Lavezzi Gelato that just ticks all the boxes for me! I can't get enough of this place - it just so happens that it's right next to the … Continue reading Lavezzi Gelato

QT Kitchen

QT KITCHEN, GLEN IRIS: I've never ventured this far down High Street before but was willing to do for some quality Vietnamese food. QT Kitchen was definitely a place full of surprises for us. Not only was the interior stunningly designed, with a modern refurbished bar area and a South-East Asian straw hut hub, the variety … Continue reading QT Kitchen