Foodie Corner – The Grain Store, The Station Hotel

The Grain Store
517 Flinders Lane
Melbourne Vic 3000


I’ve made no secret of the fact that I love the Grain Store (read my other post here) and really what’s not to love, it looks great, the service is fantastic and the food is absolutely delicious.

Now, even though I’ve spent the last year lunching all over the city, until this week, I was yet to enjoy lunch at the Grain Store (I know, the horror!). It has been on my to do list for ages because it has a great reputation, particularly for breakfast and lunch, but I’m not a fan of heading into the CBD during the week, so it’s taken me a while to tick this one off the list. Having said that, I’ve visited for dinner and it was just superb, so based on that I expected big things from lunch at it didn’t disappoint.

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Foodie Corner – La Belle Miette, The Grain Store

La Belle Miette
30 Hardware Lane
Melbourne Vic 3000

The premier macaron patisserie in Melbourne is without doubt  La Belle Miette. They have managed to create these beautifully delicate and delicious macarons.

They’re not the biggest macarons you’ll find, but they make up for it in flavour and texture. How you create something with a perfectly crispy shell and soft centre, I don’t know, but they’ve done it. On top of that, they such a great array of flavours. I tend to stick to the classics – Vanilla (AHHHMAAAZING!), Salted Caramel, Chocolate and Hazelnut, but they have a huge selection of frutier flavours and of course a few creative ones like Scone with Jam and Cream, and Cherry Blossom and Sake.

If you’re in the area and in need of a small sweet hit, visit their pretty little store on Hardware Lane.