South Melbourne

N. Lee Bakery Cafe, South Melbourne, Melbourne

N. Lee Bakery Cafe, South Melbourne, Melbourne

I ended up spending a surprising amount of time with N Lee Bakery Cafe on Clarendon Street. A short stroll from the desk. How can you say no to freshly baked bread, savoury meat rolls, delightful pastries and generally great value?

Shakahari Too, South Melbourne, Melbourne

Shakahari Too, South Melbourne, Melbourne

After some fantastic eating at Shakahari, I was extra keen to check out their newest location in Clarendon Street of South Melbourne. Shakahari Too is somewhat hidden away with a venue that is surprisingly tranquil and peaceful once you step inside. We ended up feeling relaxed and […]

Thai Deli, South Melbourne, Melbourne

Thai Deli, South Melbourne, Melbourne

For one of my final work lunches in South Melbourne I crossed the road for Thai Deli. This is one of the area’s staple Thai cafes, churning out delicious and speedy authentic meals in a relaxed and entirely non-pretentious setting. I ordered the sticky rice noodle […]

Ela-Re, South Melbourne

Ela-Re, South Melbourne

I rather enjoyed my little handful of Greece in a recent gyro from Ela-Re, located a skip along from the South Melbourne Market. Fast and friendly service meant my Pappou Kosta (lamb, tzatziki, onion, tomato and chips) was in my hands in no time. It […]

My Masala, South Melbourne

My Masala, South Melbourne

Dining at My Masala was a bit of a wild experience. One that starts off unsure, then confused, then mind-blowing fantastic. The store has a bit of a crowd that attracted me in as it wasn’t my original lunch choice for the day. Upon entering […]

Cafe 51, South Melbourne

Cafe 51, South Melbourne

Tales of the legendary burgers here long been spread in our office, so it’s such a killer than it took me two years to make my way over the 12 minute stroll to Cafe 51. These are burgers worth stopping for, as well as burgers […]

The Left-Handed Chef, South Melbourne

The Left-Handed Chef, South Melbourne

The team and I headed down the road to The Left-Handed Chef for our penultimate group lunch before my forthcoming departure. I suggested the places, the guys picked, that’s democracy in action folks. Sometimes it doesn’t quite work (cough, USA) but here we were pleasantly […]

The F.T Tuckshop, South Melbourne

The F.T Tuckshop, South Melbourne

Cute little hole-in-the-wall place for South Melbourne drones like myself. It’s down a bit of an alley so was hidden away for a good part of my career in this suburb, glad to have it covered and considered now. Jaffles are a weird Australian term […]

Hercules Morse, South Melbourne

Hercules Morse, South Melbourne

For our publisher lunch this week (so rare!) I was keen to check out Hercules Morse, a modern tapas-type affair on Clarendon Street. Menu looked good and the reviews were positive. The food was universally amazing but the cocky service and agonising wait times between […]