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
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
*don't forget to enter the La Clinica giveaway here*You may recall a few weeks ago that on Census night I introduced you to my "local" (insert disclaimer - this pub, the North Fitzroy Star, is not particularly local but so much do I wish it was that's what Dino, Bean and I have dubbed it) but was more chatty about the census than the wonders of this little pub. Any pub that comes complete with hundreds of the orange backs (the orange and cream penguin paperbacks) and boardgames is automatically a ... Read More
You may thank me later. Cafe Saffron, Readers. Readers, Cafe Saffron.Walking along the main strip of Ivanhoe shops you may not realize that you have just walked past Melbourne's best Indian restaurant (Big statement, I know). In fact you may not be the sort to normally walk this street but trust me, one meal here and you will happily traverse this pavement time and time again. I visited this wonderful place years ago on a trip back to Aus to visit the parentals but in my state of jet laggedness I ... Read More
He he he - it's so sad when my own blog titles make me laugh. Especially when I am sure no one else will.
Allow me introduce you to Migo's a tiny hole in the wall Italian eatery located on Flinders Lane. I have walked past this place a dozen times and never really thought to look in, just another foccacia place amongst many or so I thought. While Migo's does offer a great pide range what keeps drawing people into to the tiny space to huddle around the few compact tables is the pasta.
They serve ... Read More