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South of Johnston

One of Melbourne’s best kept secrets for a place to meet for breakfast or lunch is South of Johnston.  It has great food, superb service and an intriguing design with an edgy location in the Collingwood warehouse district.  South of Johnston however has one thing that sets them apart from the others.  They have an […]

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5 Point Deli and Longhorn Saloon

I have often said that Melbourne is the greatest city in the world however it has always been missing one thing, a great bagel.  I am pleased to announce Melbourne is complete!  The brother duo who gave us Le Bon Ton have just opened up their newest venture in Carlton, a two story multi purpose […]

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Pope Joan

Pope Joan is named after the medieval legend of the woman who posed as a man and reigned as Pope for several years.  This venue is just that a powerhouse unassumably disguised as a neighbourhood cafe in Melbourne’s north.  Pope Joan is one of my concierge friend’s favourite restaurant/cafe/bar combos.  He has been raving about […]

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Discover High Street Northcote & Thornbury

As a concierge I spend a lot of time recommending places that are easily accessible to my guests.  Most prefer to enjoy locations that are within a few kilometres of the city centre and the hotel.  There is a huge variety of great things to see and do within these parameters, but there is more […]

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Chez Dre

Chez Dre has really become the in the know place for those who are looking for an authentic French Patisserie and Boulangerie (pastry shop and bakery).  Located just off one of Melbourne’s most charming streets, Coventry Street in South Melbourne this miracle of heaven exists to keep the French ex-pats sane and make the rest […]

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Bonnie Coffee Brewers

  One of Melbourne’s best cup of coffees just showed up on the doorstep of the InterContinental.  Ok I know bias alert but I challenge you to find a better cuppa.   Great tunes, friendly staff, kewl design and Allpress coffee all combine to make this one of my new favourites.  Smooth not bitter perfectly […]

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Hardware Société

You don’t make the top 10 on TripAdvisor unless you are doing whatever you are doing really well and Hardware Société is all that and a magnum of champagne.   This is easily one of my top three places in Melbourne for breakfast.  Let’s face it if you are one place behind Vue de monde […]

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The List (My Melbourne Favourites)

My Melbourne Favourites in Alphabetical Order 3 Ravens Beer found in your Northern Suburb local.  55 American Pale Ale is my favourite but the entire range of craft beers are amazing.  Available at the best local pubs and bottle shops in the Brunswick, Fitzroy, Northcote and Thornbury areas.  Worth the trek north if you are not […]

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St Ali

St Ali

For years now St Ali has quietly been conquering Melbourne’s coffee and cafe world.  Tucked away on an unassuming lane-way in South Melbourne is an old warehouse conversion that is one of Melbourne’s most well known and  popular cafes.  The ambiance is casual with second hand tables and massive old posters adorning the cavernous interior […]

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Cherry and Twigs

Cherry and Twigs

Take an architect looking for a tree change.  Instead of moving to the countryside you open a cafe, place a few very cool artistic representations of trees in the cafe and voila, your tree change!  Ray has done just that and in the process has created a great little spot tucked in a lane-way that […]

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