Collingwood

Friends of the Earth Cafe, Collingwood

Friends of the Earth Cafe, Collingwood

I got my vegetarian fix last week at the socially conscious Friends of the Earth Cafe on Smith Street of Collingwood. It has a zippy, happy hippy ambiance that makes for a great spot to chill away from the crowds. Food quality of the fully vegetarian, vegan and […]

Mamanee Thai, Collingwood

Mamanee Thai, Collingwood

Mama knows best at this cosy, understated Thai cafe in Smith Street of Collingwood. From the outside Mamanee Thai piques the curiosity of the passerby with it’s window-side kitchen and inside the food is a treat with an enviable home-cooking and authentic execution. I popped in […]

Hotel Jesus, Collingwood

Hotel Jesus, Collingwood

You could say I’d be a little bit cross if I didn’t check out the latest new addition to my barrio: Hotel Jesus, brought to you by the people who own Mamasita, one of my top selections. Some work needs to be done making the service […]

Biggie Smalls, Collingwood

Biggie Smalls, Collingwood

Amongst the kebab capital of Melbourne in Smith Street, Collingwood, is a modern, funky take on the kebab scene from Biggie Smalls. You’re not going to get 24 hour opening times here but you will get some fantastic kebabs without the usual grease hangover. I’ve […]

Aunty Peg’s, Collingwood

Aunty Peg’s, Collingwood

I’ve often walked past Aunty Peg’s on the way to work with some curiosity; I’ve heard they only do black coffees and it’s a part brewing house. I took along Christina for our first hip, purist coffee experience and we went with the fully fledged […]

Gontran Cherrier Boulangerie, Collingwood

Gontran Cherrier Boulangerie, Collingwood

I quite like the pastries and baking at Gontran Cherrier. The croissants are different but still very enjoyable with a rich buttery flavour without the flakiness of a more traditional execution, which I don’t mind. Living nearby I enjoy stopping in for a treat on […]

Pabu Grill & Sake, Collingwood

Pabu Grill & Sake, Collingwood

After my first choice of eatery, Aka Siro, was super fully booked, we opted to try another popular Japanese option in Collingwood which was Pabu Grill & Sake. It could squeeze us in on this busy Saturday night and we ordered a wide selection of […]

Trang Bakery & Cafe, Collingwood

Trang Bakery & Cafe, Collingwood

Up there in terms of the best banh mi I’ve had in town, and probably one that feels a lot more authentic and traditional. From the shop front it hardly looks like much with a typical deli-style fit out, however the queues out the door […]

Proud Mary, Collingwood

Proud Mary, Collingwood

A friend at work hounded me to visit Proud Mary as I had no excuses since I only live one street over. I’m glad I made it along! The coffee from the beans is pretty tops, and my friend from work who makes coffee proper […]