HOT: Natural Tucker Bakery, 809 Nicholson Street, Carlton North

RM loves scones, but he is also deeply suspicious of anything organic, vegetarian or heaven forbid, vegan. When I spied the fruit-packed vegan scones lovely stacked at counter of the Natural Tucker Bakery ($1.50), I thought I’d take an epicurial risk anyway – and let me tell you, we agree that they are possibly some […]

HOT: Bread Top, 200 Bourke St, Melbourne

Oh, lovely, fragrant and sweet Bread Top. You tempt me every time I walk down Bourke Street with your self-serve glass cupboards piled with pillowy, wonder-white bread products and pastries. Don’t pretend that any of your bread is actually nutritious, but who cares when you get a sweetened roll filled with ‘pineapple’ or ‘milk de […]

NOT: Nicholson Street Baker, 706 Nicholson St, Carlton North

I love a good neighbourhood bakery, so I was disappointed with my taste-test of Nicholson Street Baker. On the basis of its cheerful orange awning, RM and I had a brief morning tea there and sampled a dry chocolate cupcake and a sturdy apple and walnut muffin containing minimal fruit and nuts. The best of […]

HOT: Eurodore, 271 Bay St, Port Melbourne

I adore Eurodore. This is the European food and produce store that I wish I owned, with floor to ceiling shelves of prettily decorated condiment jars, bottles of oils and vinegars from Australia and overseas, good quality chocolate and enormous wheels of French cheese. What fun I’d have jaunting around Europe, sampling all the wares […]

NOT: Little Cupcakes, Shop 7 Degraves St, Melbourne

Aww – I feel dastardly giving cute candy-striped Little Cupcakes a NOT. But really, it’s only because their red velvet cupcake ($4) didn’t compare favourably to the red velvet cupcake from London’s Hummingbird Bakery. The cream cheese icing and the flavours were right, but it was just a bit too crumbly for my taste. Perhaps […]

HOT: Koko Black, Shop 4 Royal Arcade, 335 Bourke St, Melbourne

In need of a chocolate boost, I ducked into the artisan chocolatier Koko Black and discovered that they’ve developed a product which taps into a lucrative market – students. I remember that as a uni student, I would regularly take a Fruit ‘n’ Nut into lectures, as it helped me to stay awake under a […]

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