Food – Stovetop

108-128 Leicester Street
Carlton Vic
stovetop.com.au


As I walked out of Melbourne Museum dragging along a screaming three year old that just couldn’t bare leaving the ‘little steam train’ (you know the kind of tantrum I’m talking about, where literally everyone stops and stares and all you want is for the ground to open up and swallow you. Or maybe just him?) All I could think about was oh god, this lunch better be worth it. Well let me tell you, hell yeah it was! Stovetop delivered the goods and turned my frown upside down. Continue reading

Food – Rogue District

179 Albion Street
Brunswick Vic
roguedistrict.com.au

Driving down Albion Street a few weeks back I couldn’t help but notice a charming old bluestone cottage in the middle of the concrete jungle. Housed within this cottage is a cafe, the name of which seemed really familiar to me despite never having visited before. So naturally, when I got home I did a quick search and realised I’ve been following ‘Rogue District’ on insta for some time and regularly lusted over their delicious looking pancakes. Fast forward to a stifling hot Melbourne day where there was no way I was doing any cooking and we found ourselves brunching at this popular Brunswick spot. Continue reading

Food – Long Story Short

6/10 Tripovich Street
Brunswick Vic 3056
longstoryshortcafe.com.au

Long Story Short is synonymous with Port Melbourne, good food, and those oh so insta perfect Tim Tam Hotcakes. Appearing on most Melbourne food lists, be it Best Dishes, Most Insta Worthy Dishes, Best Hotcakes, Must Try Dishes in Melbourne ect ect, it tells you that maybe these truly decadent hotcakes are well worth the calories.

One beautiful spring day we were in Brunswick and decided to visit Long Story Short’s new cafe, a sister to it’s successful and highly popular Port Melbourne site. Located on a quite walkway off the main drag, this small cafe is bright, fresh and inviting. We visited midweek, so there were only a handful of people inside but it still had a really good vibe. The staff were friendly, welcoming and really accommodating to this mum with a couple of kiddies. Continue reading

Food – Souk

13 Bligh Place
Melbourne Vic 3001
soukmelbourne.com.au

It’s been a while between posts, because you know, life and stuff happens. Outings have been few and far between (or not worth writing about!), but life seems to be flying by at the moment, I guess that’s what happens when you’ve got a couple of kids and run a business! Needless to say, the husband and I were super excited to be invited to the Spring Menu launch at Souk.

Having always had a soft spot for quality middle eastern cuisine, Souk has been on our to do list since it opened earlier this year. In their own words, they’re reinventing middle eastern food. All of the classic middle eastern flavours are there just with a contemporary spin that starts with a very Melbourne, lane way venue. Walking down Bligh Place, just off Flinders Lane your eyes are immediately drawn to the huge pink neon SOUK sign at the end of the laneway. Walk in and it almost feels like you’ve walked into a cool bar. The lights are low, the fit out it minimal so all of the focus is on a few pieces of striking artwork. The extensive wrap around bar is also a focal point, as are a few unique light fittings that in their own right could pass as pieces of artwork. Continue reading

Food – Meatmaiden

195 Little Collins Street
Melbourne Vic 3001

When I’m looking to book a restaurant for our monthly date night, the only request my husband has is ‘there better be meat’. Sure, buddy! And off I go looking for restaurants specialising in steak or American BBQ. This month we hit the jackpot with Meatmaiden, a mix of both great quality steak and delicious BBQ.

Having heard great things from fellow bloggers, I was quite excited when we spotted the round neon sign above an unassuming doorway on Little Collins Street, walking through to a night of meaty goodness. But first we had to work out if we take the staircase up or down?? Turns out, down is the way to go. Continue reading

Food – Leroys

5 Mason Street
Newport Vic 3015

Oh Leroy, where have you been all my life? Well for the last year or so, in little old Newport, but why did I wait so long to visit? As a quality food and coffee deprived mum of two, of late my outings have been limited to child friendly venues, where the kiddies are happy, but my tastebuds are left feeling rather neglected (hence my lack of blog posts lately!). But that’s about to stop thanks to this amazing cafe that offers good coffee, delicious food and has an onsite playground for the kiddies. You read right fellow mumma’s! Good food and coffee while the kiddies are entertained for hours in the cubby house. That’s my kinda bliss! Continue reading

Food – Lady Carolina

175 Lygon Street
Brunswick East Vic 3057

It really is the best feeling when you go somewhere with no expectations and walk away really impressed. That’s exactly what happened when my girlfriends and I payed Lady Carolina a visit. What made it even better is we really stumbled across this funky South American eatery by accident when looking for a decent Mexican restaurant in the North/Western suburbs (of which there aren’t many – budding restaurateurs take note!). Offering Latin influenced tapas and street food, you get to experience the best of South America in a really cool setting. Continue reading