Cereal-isly? You guys have a cereal-themed cafe? I went along, and I’m glad I did, but it certainly wasn’t killer. The Cereal Killer Cafe is a super happening spot, no doubt driven by a glow of nostalgia and a ounce of curiosity. Service was a […]
The store with the enviable name, Glory Hole Doughnuts bring a hole lot of cheer to those who give it a try. I couldn’t miss out on a sunny Canadian morning, so I did a early stroll with a pickup stop at Glory Hole Doughnuts. […]
I could eat All Day Donuts, well, all day! I came for the Juanita Peaches/ All Day Donuts combo that my friend and fellow reviewer EJ had recommended, and went for the strawberry cheesecake donut ($5) that’s her fave. The donut totally lived up to the hype and I loved this little round circle of heaven. The cake was light and fluffy even at the late hour I had ordered it, with a topping that was a pleasant and rich icing and the cheesecake filling, creamy, unique and decadent. Whoop. It was a fantastic filler until my meal arrived and if I hadn’t had already expended my calorie intake for the afternoon I would have grabbed a full dozen more.
The music and vibe in the venue is also fantastic and I entertained myself thoroughly with the colouring in pages whilst dining. All Day Donuts is worthy enough to travel the perimeter of Melbourne for and I have to come back soon to try every single flavour they have. The Don Homer in concept and appearance also made me smile and I’d like to think the donuts here help me live up to my moniker.
We braved a flood and a vicious circle of Google Maps navigating to make our way to Beatrix, but it was totally worth it. Beatrix is a quaint cafe in North Melbourne offering some of the tastiest baking around these parts, with a homemade quality […]
A new dessert chain that’s fresh off the boat from Japan to Melbourne’s shores is Tsujiri, which takes it’s residence over the former Guylian cafe on Swanston Street. The matcha soft serve is decently good but is pretty overpriced. Most of the options are tipping around […]
A special dessert edition, as I’m always on a lookout for a place for good sugar endings. Especially late night sugar ones. I heard good things. Well, not sure if good. More that it was over the top. Anyway, it was deemed worthy a try so back to Grand Trailer Park Taverna we went. I should mention I previously had the burger course here and was bitterly disappointed with a stale bun and lack of finesse in the components. Apparently it was good when it first opened. I was willing to give the another part of the menu another try, as I’m nice like that.
I couldn’t go past the campfire cake with all it’s caramel and sugar goodness and was stoked with the delivery. Peanut butter and maple cake with peanut butter parfait, peanut praline, popcorn and salted caramel sauce. What it lacks in delicateness it makes up in pure saccharine. I enjoyed it despite knowing each extra bite would make up twice it’s weight in fat later on. The dish does need to be deconstructed to eat it properly, it was just a bit too rich for the size, perhaps worthwhile being shared.
My fellow diners went with a shake and waffle option, which for once was the healthier option. Shake was average apparently. They do a decent job with the parfaits here although it was a bit too frozen for my textural preferences, should have been a bit closer to room temperature.
The store itself is a cool spot, with booths decked out as trailers and a hip, busy crowd that’s worth showing people to. Good people watching from the balcony as well. Handy wet wipes too.
Pro tip: start a diet
7.5/10 (dessert) 5/10 (burger)
Other than departing my colleague friends, my career and my coffee machine that churns out mystery chai lattes, one of the things I will miss the most about South Melbourne is a dessert-styled stop called Bibelot. They do sweet stuff in many forms, from the gelato […]
Another little bite from the archives, back when in Hobart land and I needed a sweet treat in the early evening. Honey Badger is right next to Salamanca Place and has great hours for an otherwise sleepy town and it had a youthful buzz about […]
This first time I ventured into Brunetti, on the Carlton part of Lygon Street, I was totally blown away. Cabinets and cabinets of delightful treats with such range and options. Lots of Italian items and lots of non-Italian items. Right by the entrances are two rows of cake cabinets which are plentiful and well presented. Despite the crowds that can occur, the ticketing system is pretty clever in preventing fisticuffs at the counter and I’ve never had issues locating a table either.
I’ve been more than a few times and sampled a decent chunk of everything. Some of the less popular items aren’t as always fresh but everything there is usually decent. Nothing amazing. The ice-cream cookie was too sweet. The one time I got a celebration cake it was good but needed a ton of time settling to room temperature. The cannoli was one of my standout items. Actually anything that had cream was good.
And I do like that you can get mini-versions of things.
I typically take everyone I know visiting Melbourne to Brunetti as there really isn’t much else that stacks up in creating an impression.
Pro tip: go group so you sample a few things from here and there