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Top 10 Coffees in Melbourne

Here are my 10 favourite cups of coffee in Melbourne Patricia Bonnie Coffee Brewers Proud Mary St Ali Brother Baba Budan  De Clieu Market Lane Code Black Cedar Bakery Cherry and Twigs Enjoyed my post?   Want to keep up with great things to do around Melbourne, Australia and the world?  Please feel free to […]

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Donovans

Gail and Kevin Donovan met while working at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne back in the 1980’s and a match made in restaurant heaven was born.  Years later Gail and Kevin harnessed their passion for food, wine and hospitality and to the benefit of all Melburnians Donovans was born. Donovans has been at the top of […]

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Epocha & Hannah’s Bar

Epocha is the newest jewel in Melbourne’s culinary crown.  Housed in an elegant terraced Victorian home on Rathdowne Street, Carlton Epocha quintessentially defines Melbourne’s unique restaurant style.  The restaurant and bar perfectly capture the spirit of Melbourne hospitality and will impress locals and visitors alike. Epocha is owned by one of my all time favourite […]

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400 Gradi Pizza

400 Gradi has the best pizza in Melbourne. Ok, so you would like a little more background on my claim?   A great Italian foodie friend of mine told me about 400 Gradi and so I had to give it a try.  The pizza quality all comes down to the passion and dedication of one […]

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Proud Mary

Proud Mary is one of those uber popular Collingwood in the know cafes.  Tucked away on Oxford Street in the middle of the trendy urban loft warehouse district you will find this cool and comfortable northern favourite. Proud Mary is a slick warehouse conversion with exposed brick walls, chalk board menus, bar stools, a few […]

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30 Marvelous Melbourne’s Facts and Tips

  1) History of Melbourne   Melbourne was founded on the mouth of the Yarra River in 1835.   In 1851 gold was found in Melbourne’s surrounding regions sparking a massive influx of people.  In the decade that followed gold worth over 100 million British pounds was pulled from the earth making Melbourne the richest city […]

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Matteo’s

Tucked away at the Fitzroy North end of Brunswick Street away from the trendy shops, bars and cafes of Fitzroy is the sophisticated diners secret that is Matteo’s. Matteo opened his restaurant 18 years ago and has been a local northern favourite ever since.  For a very long time now Matteo’s has been my ace […]

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Ezard

In 1999 Teage Ezard decided to take the giant step of opening his own restaurant and I am so glad he did.  For years now Ezard has been a leader in the fine dining scene in Melbourne.  Simply put, Ezard consistently rates as one of the best restaurants in town.  It’s reputation is well-earned and […]

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Children’s Activities in Melbourne

The Collingwood Children’s Farm Situated on 16 acres of land, just 4 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne, the Children’s Farm is a magic place for children and adults alike.  Open every day of the year from 9 to 5 PM with daily activities and lots of animals – horses, cows, ducks, pigs, chickens – just […]

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Hidden Secrets Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour

Fiona Sweetman loves Melbourne.  Several years ago Fiona decided that there might be some interest in a walking tour that focused on what makes Melbourne such a unique and livable city.  Fiona was bang on the money and she’s never looked back. Hidden Secrets now do several dynamic tours including a Cafe Culture Walk, Sommeliers […]

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