Brunch

Brunch

A Gypsy Hideout…

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in Brunch, Cafe | 0 comments

A Gypsy Hideout…
  Gypsy Hideout is tucked on the High St row of shops in Westgarth Village, in fact it's one of those place I had simply never noticed before. A bright, cheery little cafe with a nice outdoor space and parasols for a sunny day this place is a great find in this brunch prolific area.   I met Bean and Dino here one Sunday morning before we headed up the road to Northcote Town hall and Take 2 Markets. I arrived first so ordered a "Gypsy Elixer" aka a red berry juice that arrived surprisingly ... Read More

Looking for the Main St…

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012 in Brunch, Cafe | 0 comments

Looking for the Main St…
    I was recommended a visit to Main St, Mordialloc by CJ when trying to find something nice somewhere on the way to Cheltenham DFO for lunch. CJ as always can pick a winner and her referral of this cafe that would have been just as happy in Fitzroy was a great find.   Main St is oddly enough tucked along the Main St in Mordialloc right at the end of the Neapean Highway in a lovely old historic building on the corner. The restaurant is all about exposed brick, brown paper specials ... Read More

A thousand blessings…

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Brunch, Vegetarian | 1 comment

A thousand blessings…
Who wouldn’t wish for a thousand blessings to come into their life? When looking for somewhere brunch friendly for a long overdue Saturday catch up sim and I decided to head to A Thousand Blessings Café in Richmond nestled at the end of the Gleadel St Market (which was closed as the first Sat in Jan).   The café on market days is normal packed and bustling and when I arrived at 9am I figured it was going to be much quieter. By 10am the place was packed again. A sweet, warm and friendly ... Read More

Who wants to milk a cow…

Posted by on Sep 5, 2011 in Brunch, Cafe, Melbourne | 0 comments

Who wants to milk a cow…
Years ago (pre teen) I lived in New Zealand for a few years and one of the earliest memories of my time there was being invited by a new chum to visit the Dairy. Great - NZ has cows as well as sheep. When told to bring money I think I may have recoiled a little - was I going to have to pay to pat a cow? Nope. Can you imagine my surprise upon walking into a Milk Bar and being told that was the Dairy! Phew.But don't you miss the thrill of going to your local Milk Bar (Dairy, corner shop, off license) ... Read More

A Sweet Source…

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in Brunch, Cafe, Vegetarian | 0 comments

A Sweet Source…
This is one of those places where you almost want to pinch yourself as you walk in. It's exactly how a cafe selling sweet cakes should look. Exactly. Its even situated perfectly at the foot of the quirky charming Rathdowne Village, a favorite haunt of mine. On Sunday with yet another beautifully sunny morning spreading out in front of me I decided it was the perfect day to have an impromptu picnic in the park. I will be honest here that I generally spend an hour or two most weekends at the park ... Read More

Caffeine palace…

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in Brunch, Cafe, CBD | 0 comments

Caffeine palace…
The Federal Coffee Palace in any other city would belong to tourists. We evidently don't share as it's generally locals stepping away from the hustle and bustle of Elizabeth St who end up grabbing coffee or a quick bite here.Tucked on the side of the GPO the cafe itself is small and unassuming, what makes it rock is the outdoor seating in the GPO verandah. It's a beautiful place to sit and sip a coffee or catch up with friends under the softly glowing arches with sunlight (if you are lucky) streaming ... Read More