burgerlab 3195, parkdale

Definitely one of the biggest and best fitted out burger joints in Victoria and only a few streets back from the beach in Parkdale. Burgerlab 3195 has got your burger needs sorted with their ample, light filled, cheery interiors and an inviting outdoor area perfect for a drink and a burg whatever the weather.

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the girl and the goat, surrey hills

What if I told you that a carrot risotto could not only be delicious but be the star of the night at a menu tasting?  Well, it’s true and happening at The Girl and the Goat, a modern Australian restaurant with a Caribbean twist in the leafy surrounds of Surrey Hills.

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pepper lunch, melbourne

The Japanese phenomenon of Pepper Lunch is right here on Elizabeth Street in Melbourne, where you can enjoy sizzling Black Angus beef, chicken katsu or even waffles on your very own teppan all neatly ordered from the self serve computer system. Tokyo technology meets traditional Japanese cooking at Pepper Lunch.

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black star pastry

Update - venue now closed

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the mabel, mitcham

The Mabel has been running for 7 months and I expect it will be running for many years to come for these lovely people have managed to nail the formula for a quality café that has you planning your next return before breakfast is even finished.  Set in an unassuming Mitcham suburban street amongst a set of non-descript shop fronts you could easily drive past and not even notice The Mabel and what a shame that would be.

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tenpin, port melbourne

Tenpin is a bayside Thai inspired, South East Asian restaurant in Port Melbourne that's ready to bowl you over with it's location, food and ambiance.  

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backstreet bar & grill, fitzroy

In the back blocks of Fitzroy you'll find Backstreet Bar and Grill is serving up some quality dry aged beef and the best poached chicken salad going round.

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woodstock pizzicheria, brunswick

Award winning wood fired pizza awaits you on Lygon St, Brunswick at Woodstock Pizzicheria where Tony Cannata and his team are ready to welcome you in true Italian style.

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chicken central, balwyn

Whether you're after loaded fries and a juicy chicken burger on cheat day or you need some grilled chicken with broccoli after the gym, the friendly crew at Chicken Central in Balwyn have got you sorted.

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percy's aeroplane cafe, kew

With an all day menu of Simple, Classic and Comfort dishes Percy's Aeroplane Cafe in Kew has been keeping locals happy for over 5 years and I expect they will for many more to come.

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riverland, melbourne

It’s the quintessential thing to do in Melbourne, enjoying a meal with friends as you watch the rowers of Victoria glide down the Yarra.  What you might not have known though is that you can do this AND get your smashed avo with Meredith feta desires fulfilled at Riverland.  That’s right, Riverland is doing breakfast with a river view.

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mammoth, armadale

Amazing food worth driving across town for is what you’ll find at this deservedly popular Armadale café.  Set on the corner of Malvern Rd and Beatty Ave, Mammoth makes up for it’s compact size with bold, punchy flavors.  Their tag line of “eat mammoth” is well and truly justified.

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cafe de la ville, south yarra

Venue now closed

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lux foundry, brunswick

The spacious delight that is Lux Foundry can be found in Hope St, just off Sydney Road in Brunswick and it's worth crossing the river for.

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dinner by heston blumenthal, melbourne

If you have a special occassion coming up Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is the ideal Melbourne location to have it.

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las chicas, balaclava

Once you've visited Las Chicas you will understand why it won its category in the Best Victorian Restaurant Awards for 2015.  What lured me to Balaclava aside from this accolade was the presence of a breakfast burrito. 

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kuu, south melbourne

Japanese precision and perfection comes to Park St in the most calm, compact and cute way at KUU.  This matcha infused culinary delight with its light filled, white walled space will win you over whether you love a traditional Japanese breakfast or prefer a beautiful Bircher.

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feast of merit, richmond

A delicious, modern Middle Eastern oasis in the heart of Richmond, Feast of Merit is a delight for your taste buds and your conscience. A social enterprise restaurant, part of YGAP, eating at Feast of Merit helps supports people living in poverty to become self-sustainable. 

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oppa korean kitchen, melbourne

Would it be wrong for me to declare my love for a super cute little Korean after just one date? Well if it's wrong I don't wanna be right. Despite his location on the somewhat culinary challenged Swanson Street this newby to Melbourne hits all the right notes. 

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magic mountain saloon, melbourne

Magic Mountain is a sexy bar in Melbourne's CBD that also happens to do some super sexy modern Australian Thai dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

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