Review: Hawker Hall

Chapel Street in Windsor is such an exciting area in Melbourne; I love wandering up and down the streets ogling at all the yummy food options. This time it was Hawker Hall which tickled my fancy, funnily enough it was only the night before I dined at Chin Chin, the owners of Hawker Hall. Not…

Review: Chin Chin

Basically everyone I have spoken to about places to eat in Melbourne has made some reference to Chin Chin. I’ve even heard it described as “one of Melbourne’s best”. Well, I sure needed to put that last statement to the test! Chin Chin doesn’t take bookings for groups small than seven, so our group of…

Review: Kettle Black

The darling sister café to Higher Ground, Kettle Black is just so much my scene. It’s airy, light, fresh and bustling. A delicious cabinet (filled with donuts, among other things) greets you in the foyer and sensational aromas waft from all directions. It is conveniently located only a short walk away from where my partner…

Review: Hardware Societe

If you’ve read my other Melbourne posts you may have got the impression that I think Hardware Lane is a bit of a tourist trap. Well that wouldn’t be far from the mark, but I have recently learnt that maybe some decent food can actually be found on that very street. Hardware Societe itself is…

Review: Higher Ground

Higher Ground certainly ranks amongst “Melbourne’s coolest” and it doesn’t take long to see why. Waiting for a table has never been so customary: anything under 20 minutes and I’d say you were doing pretty well. There is an area to sit in while waiting with the possibility of ordering a coffee in the interim….

Review: Shortstop Coffee & Donuts

Being as big and wholesome as what Melbourne is, it should come as no real surprise to hear that there is no real shortage of donut shops. However, like anywhere, there is a surplus of donut stodge, so it is important to sift through the stodge and find the real gems before you go. The…

Recipe: Coconut-poached chicken noodle salad

This recipe is an absolute cracker. I made it once and then twice and then just like that, I’d made it multiple times in just a few short weeks. It’s healthy, delicious and very easy to put together. The recipe serves about 5 -6 people, depending on how many have seconds. Not only does it…

Havelock North for dinner

These days, Havelock tends to punch well above its weight when it comes to delicious dinner options. Not only are there a wide range of cuisines, they are all done so well. The food is tasty, the places are certainly memorable and (for me) they are only two minutes down the road. I have narrowed…

Brunching in the Bay

My favourite two meals of the day are brunch and dinner and this post is split up accordingly. Once upon a time I knew the majority of good cafes in and around the Bay, but these days I go home too infrequently to keep up. I now only visit the places that I know to…

Donut sleep on these babies!

God, this girl loves a good donut. Actually, it doesn’t even have to be good for me to love it, but these days I try to refrain a little more from the Krispy Kremes and instead focus almost exclusively on Welly’s creme de la creme. Even that’s difficult, as there are so many spots to…