Lûmé

Shaun Quade opened his multi sensory restaurant Lûmé South Melbourne in 2015, two hatted from the Good Food Guide. Named Australian Restaurant of the Year in 2016. Finally got to visit Lûmé for my birthday! A great experience and dined for almost 4 hours. The two of us had the Tasting Menu of 14 courses, $210pp with cocktail…

Misschu

A couple outlets of Misschu one in CBD, another in South Melbourne. We visited the one at Cecil St, South Melbourne. There’s a big contrast in rating for the two outlets… I enjoyed the food. We arrived at 2.30-3pm, so the restaurant was pretty quiet with mainly 2-3 staff working. Misschu is casual dining with…

Dead Man Espresso

While it’s easy to find, it was difficult to find a parking on a Sunday afternoon. Been here once few years back and revisited just recently, I think it has maintained its quality of service and food. Full house by 2PM. Luckily we arrived just before 2PM and didn’t need to wait. I ordered a…

Kuu Cafe + Japanese Kitchen

Who would have thought Kuu Cafe is a hidden gem at the corner of Park St, South Melbourne. Not located where the hustle and bustle South Melbourne Market is, you’ll have to wonder out to find this cosy Japanese kitchen nestled in a house. Went on a Sunday afternoon, and had to wait for 10…

KooKoo

Easy to find and newly opened on Clarendon street in South Melbourne… We went on ANZAC day for our dinner. It was pretty quiet because everyone was home that night. But it was good for us to see their service and quality of food! I had the Messy bun is a hot dog twist on…

St. ALi

St. ALi is a specialty coffee since 2005. It lives in South Melbourne in an alleyway of industrial setting. So don’t feel lost if you haven’t found St Ali, you’ve got the right place. After many years of St Ali, this brunch place is still packed with a waitlist upon arrival. For a table for…

The Kettle Black

Opened just two years ago on Albert Road is where the modern cafe of The Kettle Black sits. I was told that they are sisters of Top Paddock. I love their white and gold themes that makes it classy but also comfy to dine in. Their furnitures are very cosy. Their high ceilings make you…

Bibelot

Bibelot pronounced ‘Bib-loh’, is an european-inspired dessert boutique in South Melbourne. I believe they use to sell their desserts via Chez Dre when I first went to Chez Dre late 2014. And now… It seems to have opened it’s own boutique just in front of Chez Dre. This place is great for high tea and…

Chez Dré

Sitting close to the South Melbourne Market where a market with the freshest seafood lies Chez Dré, a french breakfast, lunch and patisserie restaurant catered for all. Chez Dré, a French-inspired sweet & savoury delights, treats.. you name it. The good thing is, they have all-day brunch menu! To top it up, they have a…