Cote Terra – Oakleigh

Situated within walking distance from Oakleigh Train station. At the corner of Station St lies a small entrance to Cote Terra. It gives a very cosy vibe and still very busy around 1.30pm-2pm on a Sunday – almost full house! My friend recommended me to try Cote Terra, but because I don’t always visit around…

Schmucks Bagel

Hidden within many office buildings – if you don’t work or live around the area, you won’t come across Schmucks Bagel. I’ve had their bagels at least 4 times and say I’d recommend Schmucks Bagel when you want to feel a little healthy and full! Their Bagels are always toasted just right – crispy outside…

Lune Croissanterie – Collins St

Did you know Croissants are made in a diamond pastry shape? I didn’t know until now… Lune Croissante is based in Fitzroy, but they opened up a Collins St x Russell St shopfront. It’s really at Russell St, but the building is on Collins St – a little bit confusing for first timers. When I…

Enter Neighbour – Invited

Just off Camberwell and Toorak Road sits Enter Neighbour. It’s a quiet area attracting many locals for coffee and a light brunch. Accessible by 75 tram where the Hartwell shops are. Enter Neighbour has just passed their 1 year birthday on 23rd Feb where they celebrated by offering chocolate and free coffees to their visitors!…

Au79

As good as gold they say… Au79 has been an instagrammable place for all our brunch lovers. It’s has a very pretty setting of indoor plants and with modern sleek grey and gold tones. The dining area is huge and had I known earlier, it would have been the perfect hens brunch! I’ve now been…

Le Clec

Was recommended by a friend who had a great time here. They mentioned their matcha latte was one of the best, so it got me considering a visit! I picked a girls brunch day to try Le Clec, walked in from a small entrance, was then led to middle dining area at the back then…

Shanklin Cafe

Not in a very popular area, but the locals certainly knows where to go! Shanklin Cafe is just off Tooronga Road not too far from the Tooronga shopping centre by car. Walked in to the cafe and was immediately lightened from the music and the staff. Two words to describe Shanklin, “Fun & Funk”… Walk…

Rustica – Melbourne Central

A couple outlets, Rialto and Melbourne Central – we went to the Melbourne Central one. Had to try their plain croissants. Dense but crispy on outside and surprisingly doesn’t fall into bits and pieces. Their soy matcha latte was not bad. A bit milkier than what we preferred. Latte was good. J had baba ganoush,…

Humble Rays

Humble Rays opened in Carlton late 2016. Although not situated at any busy shops, it’s very close to Melbourne University and can imagine this place being a popular hang out spot for university students. We had to wait in line for 30-35 minutes on a Sunday afternoon (around 12.30pm). It wasn’t too bad as the…

Hardware Société

We went to the end of busy Hardware Lane on a Thursday morning. 7:30am was Hardware Societe’s opening time with no reservations allowed. When we arrived just before 7:30 they were still setting up. Three groups including ourselves were waiting to be seated. But we all got seated quite quickly, right on 7:30am! Their flat…

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…

Hatter and the Hare

A place with a variety of sweets, a place of featured Alice in Wonderland experience. I don’t have such a sweet tooth, but the hype has attracted me to trying the cafe between my visits to the Eastern Suburbs… I’ve been here three times now: twice for drinks and once for lunch. I must say […]

Abacus All Day

Abacus All Day is such a family friendly cafe. Large in size and have all sorts of dining areas. I walked in with an open space, to the right are 2 people booths, and the left are 4 people booths suitable for families. The looking beyond the coffee machine island are communal tables with high…

Grounds of Alexandria Cafe

The grounds is a beautiful place to visit with so much to see for the whole morning for us. Go there early at around 9:30-10am and you’ll be seated at Grounds of Alexandria Cafe in 10 minutes on a Sunday morning. If you don’t want to wait the cafe offer take away so that you…

White Mojo Plus – Glen Waverley

A cafe infused with Asian flavours – great place to be located. Different menu for brunch and dinner. So one visit is not enough! I’ve always hung around at Glen Waverley before I moved, it was the hang out place amongst friends catch up. White mojo plus opened not long ago and we’ve now tried…

Code Black – Brunswick

I finally get to write about my favourite coffee roasters & their food at their Head Office, Brunswick. Their coffee beans are spread around Melbourne CBD made by many other cafes. But for some reason Code Black’s own baristas just make the perfect latte, cappuccino and mocha for me. They have 4 outlets in Melbourne…

Grain store

A hidden Grain store on Flinders Lane. It’s not obvious, but when u walk in the interior gives you another world of its own… Cosy yet classy at the same time. I’ve been here twice now and I think I can do a proper review of it. Expect a wait for 30-40 minutes for a…

Higher Ground

Not quite a cafe and not quite a restaurant. Higher Ground has been operating for more than 2 years. And there’s still a long line to have brunch? Stunning monochromatic interior with mezzanine floor with splashes of greenery at every level. Interior gets a 5/5, what about the food and drinks? The wait was 45…

Wide Open Road

Set in a warehouse like other roasters but in Brunswick. Convenient by tram and close to Barkly Square shopping centre. It was very easy to find a parking on a Sunday morning… Went in at around 10am, it was already busy with sunday – brunchers… We had to wait for about 15 minutes, so we…

The Crux & Co

The Crux & Co just lies opposite The Kettle Black. They present balanced dishes inspired by Korean savoury flavours. Mocha was towards above average. I like my mocha not overly sweet but still able to taste the coffee aroma. They met it. J again is on a health street, so he ordered the green cold…