Food – Dear Abbey

23a  Gladstone Street
Moonee Ponds Vic 3039


There is something romantic about a beautiful heritage building that always draws me in. Quality materials, impressive craftmanship and ornate fittings, not to mention all the things those walls have seen over the years, what’s not to love. Oozing character, they really don’t make them like they used to. So as an admirer of these truly beautiful pieces of architecture, there is nothing I like more than seeing them restored and brought back to life. The good people behind eatery Dear Abbey saw the potential in an old disused Moonee Ponds church and brought it to life as a busy cafe. Continue reading

Food – Tasmanian Food Trail


Tasmania has made a name for itself as a bit of a foodie haven with fresh produce galore, artisan cheese makers, craft beer, cider and whiskey producers and of course quality eateries located all over the state. To ensure you experience all that it has to offer, there are various food and drink trails to follow however as is always the case some are better than others and it’s hard to know which ones are worth a visit or not. I visited a stack on my recent trip to the apple isle, so if you’re strapped for time, here are my must do Tasmanian foodie experiences.

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Food – Mable Jones

67 Grimshaw Street
Greensborough Vic 3088


This week I enjoyed what was easily one of my top 5 dishes of the year and surprisingly it happened on a trip to Greensborough. Located on busy Grimshaw Street, Mable Jones provides northerners with a great reason to dine locally. Offering friendly service, good coffee and a menu that is nicely balanced between classic and contemporary dishes, why travel to the city when there is a great option right on your doorstep. Continue reading