Food – St Zita

St Zita
1167 Glen Huntly Road
Glen Huntly Vic 3163

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If you’re on the hunt for a great local cafe in the Glen Huntly area, look no further than St Zita. Situated near Glen Huntly station, this little cafe offers friendly service, delicious food and decent cup of coffee.

I visited midweek on a rainy Melbourne day with the little man in tow for a quick bite to eat. We sat ourselves near the window so I could tuck my stroller out of the way, but given it was cold near the door, Sonia (cafe owner) came right over and turned the heater on for us. We settled in under the warmth of the heater, I got a coffee and had a look at the menu.

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Good Baby Turned Bad

It’s official, my beautiful, precious and content baby boy has turned feral. This little man is and will always be the apple in my eye, so I hate saying that about him, but at the end of the day I call it as I see it and if the kid has taken a turn for the worst I won’t hide from it.

Maybe feral is a bit harsh (I’m clearly having an attack on the guilts)  but according to my friend Google it can be defined as

1. existing in a natural state, as animals or plants; not domesticated or cultivated; wild.
2. having reverted to the wild state, as from domestication:
And that folks just about sums it up, my perfect child has reverted to a wild state.

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Food – Rustica Sourdough Bakery

Rustica Sourdough Bakery
402 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy Vic 3065

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I am a massive sucker for a great bakery. I mean seriously people, who doesn’t love great bread, delicious donuts and a big buttery Danish? Yep, I’m standing here waving my hand high in the air, I love them all. It takes great restraint to walk past a bakery and not pick something up for the road, and if you follow my Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that restraint isn’t really something I possess.

So this is pretty much how I found myself at the amazing Rustica Sourdough, I was walking past, caught a glimpse of their amazing pastries and in I walked. However when I realised they had a pretty impressive lunch/brunch menu, I decided to hang around a bit longer and get something to eat before I got into one of their tempting sweets. Continue reading

Food – The Tea Salon

The Tea Salon
Emporium Melbourne
Level 2 295 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Vic 3000

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There is nothing like getting all dressed up and heading out for a traditional high tea in the city, so every year for mothers day my family and I do exactly that. This year our destination of choice was The Tea Salon situated within the impressive Myer Emporium complex.

Right at the base of one of the many escalators within the Emporium, The Tea Salon is a stark contrast to the very modern surrounding shops. It’s a pretty, bright and colourful little eatery with a very English feel to it. Each table is beautifully set with lots of ornate crockery and floral just about everything, which really helps to set the theme of a traditional high tea. Continue reading

Food – Lolo & Wren

Lolo & Wren
484 Albion Street
Brunswick West Vic 3055

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Brunswick is definitely the place to be if you’re looking to grab a bite to eat in the exploding Melbourne lunch/brunch space. There are new cafe’s popping up everywhere and they’re each just as good, if not better than some of the popular spots around town.

Last week I was driving down Albion street from Essendon through to Brunswick and noticed this café under an apartment block that was packed full of people at 3pm on a Tuesday afternoon. Any café that can draw a crowd that late in the afternoon is definitely worth a look, so later in the week my sister and I (plus the little man) popped in for our usual late lunch.

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