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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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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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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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Grain Store

Grain Store

Tucked away on Flinders Lane in the New York end of the city is a gem of a cafe that is sure to be all the rage in Melbourne’s competitive cafe scene, Grain Store.  Run by two experienced restauranteurs Ingo Meissner, the culinary master and Annika Kreusel, the charming front of house manager.  Together they […]

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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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Umberto Espresso Bar

Ciao!  Make no mistake, this is my local.  I feel like family at Umberto’s, I am welcomed, made to feel at home and even taught a bit of basic Italian.  Bellissimo! This is the charm of this modern inner-urban cafe.  It has a bit of an old school/old country flair that makes it inviting and […]

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