east ivy, ivanhoe east

Like a regular Ruth Reichl I arrived unannounced to sample the breakfast menu at the 2-month-old East Ivy café, brought to you by the owners of the highly rated Lux Foundry in the hipster capital of Melbourne…Brunswick.  My past life as a mystery shopper came in handy as I surreptitiously surveyed my surroundings and played the part of a regular Ivanhoe East resident popping in for a spot of breakfast.

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second home, eltham

As soon as I saw “spag on toast” on the menu I knew this would be my kind of second home.  The Parisian chic vibe of South Yarra’s Entrecote has been blue printed and transplanted into a gum tree lined back street of Eltham, nestled amongst car mechanics and factories. 

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