HOT: LuxBite x N2 Extreme Gelato Melbourne x Uber Melbourne

As far as marketing stunts go, the collaboration between dessert specialists LuxBite, ice cream laboratory N2 Extreme Gelato and premium taxi service Uber Melbourne is a deliciously fun one. For this weekend only (Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September), Malaysia’s kaya coconut jam will be featured in two special ice-cream dishes at two Malaysian-run […]

HOT: Travelling Samovar, 412 Rathdowne St, North Carlton

After years, nay decades, of being a coffee-mad town, Melbourne seems to have really started embracing the ancient ritual of tea-drinking with specialist tea shops starting to pop up. The latest addition is Travelling Samovar, a beautifully decorated and cosy tea house in North Carlton. The two-roomed shop feels part Middle Eastern, part Asian and part […]

HOT: T. Cavallaro & Sons, 98 Hopkins St, Footscray

There is only one thing you need to know about legendary T. Cavallaro & Sons. Best cannoli in Melbourne! Best cannoli in Melbourne! Best cannoli in Melbourne! Even my Sicilian friend agrees that the cannolis made by this old-time family-owned Italian pasticceria are ‘perfetto’. The gently crispy, slightly puffy shells are made every Tuesday and Wednesday in the […]

The Barons Palate – Giveaway!

I love a good pop up! Especially when the experience combines food and drinks with cutting edge art and design. The Baron Said is a warehouse event space in Fitzroy which derives its name from a historical character created by Sir Martin Lang, a scholar and nobleman who produced literary works in the 18th century. In keeping with […]

The Age Good Cafe Guide Awards 2013

The 2013 edition of The Age Good Cafe Guide is in stores today – are your favourites listed? While I am not a coffee drinker I have reviewed several of the award-winning establishments noted with a *. These cafes won top honours:          Eftpos Best Cafe: Auction Rooms* (North Melbourne)          Best Coffee: Axil […]

HOT: Signature High Tea, Where a Girl Goes by Cristina Re, Cnr Langridge & Oxford Sts, Collingwood

Where a Girl Goes is the flagship store of Melbourne stationery designer Cristina Re and it’s well-named – it’s an unabashedly feminine place, full of pastel colours and frills and flowers and butterflies. The large space has a retail section displaying Cristina Re‘s stationery, crockery and bath and body products, but most of the floor  is dominated by […]

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