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Leonard’s House of Love, South Yarra, Melbourne

Leonard’s House of Love, South Yarra, Melbourne

My first and second apartments were both in South Yarra. But in that time I had never made it to Leonard’s House of Love. I definitely heard the noise, and saw the back part of the kitchen. This made me think the place was at […]

Glick’s, Balaclava, Melbourne

Glick’s, Balaclava, Melbourne

It’s been such a treat being near a Glick’s for once in my Melbourne life. I must confess I haven’t worked my way through that many of their offerings. I just love having their bagels and never venture to anything else. And it’s close to […]

Ippudo, Melbourne

Ippudo, Melbourne

New to Melbourne last year was ramen giant Ippudo and I for one think it’s high time for some more ramen competition in this city. The initial crazy queues for the place might have dissipated but it’s a pretty tasty experience that ranks there with Hakata Gensuke and Shujinko. Of the three it seems to have least wait too. And that’s because it is a massive restaurant which may also be one of its undoings.

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Alleyway Kitchen, South Yarra, Melbourne

Alleyway Kitchen, South Yarra, Melbourne

The scents of the office have evolved over the last week and one of the reasons for this is the re-opening of Alleyway Kitchen in the 670 Chapel Street complex. Delicious Chinese dishes including the naughty kind with my personal favourite of the honey chicken. […]

A25 Pizzeria, South Yarra, Melbourne

A25 Pizzeria, South Yarra, Melbourne

One of the fun schemes at work is we have “house” challenges. The house with the most points each month get to have a free lunch, which saw us dining at nearby A25 Pizzeria on Chapel Street. It’s not a joint I would normally visit, […]

Neighbours Cafe, St Kilda East, Melbourne

Neighbours Cafe, St Kilda East, Melbourne

We are neighbours with Neighbours Cafe here in St Kilda East. My time on Inkerman Street is now coming to a close and it’s lovely to have finally managed to give Neighbours cafe a visit and a review. I thought the food was great. It’s a curious menu that delivered some punchy flavours overall. The only shame was my experience was marred by unfortunate service.

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Shanghai Street, Melbourne

Shanghai Street, Melbourne

Since it’s opening Shanghai Street has always been packed to the seams with the customers waiting outside. It took a little while for me to ever make it in but I’m glad I did. Excuse the cramped seating and liberal use of oil and chilli […]

Shanklin Cafe, Hawthorn, Melbourne

Shanklin Cafe, Hawthorn, Melbourne

Shanklin Cafe in Hawthorn gave me one of my best brunches in quite a while! I loved the menu options, the service was attentive and it made for such a perfect chill factor. This time I enjoyed the savoury options the most, but Shanklin otherwise […]

Miss Chu, South Yarra, Melbourne

Miss Chu, South Yarra, Melbourne

It’s been a few years since my last experience at Miss Chu South Yarra. My opinion of the chain hasn’t changed too much. It’s hip, modern Vietnamese that’s polished and with a price tag to match. My new work team (so exciting!) headed over to the Toorak Road branch. Miss Chu is an easy choice for many people: there’s lot of options, lots of those options are healthy (ish) and it has a cool vibe.
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