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HOT: Xuan Banh Cuon, 232 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine

Eating out in multicultural Sunshine can be a little overwhelming if you don’t have a recommendation. Luckily for me, the path to Xuan Banh Cuon has been trodden by some of my favourite food bloggers – Footscray Food Blog, Consider the Sauce and Melbourne Gastronome. Add my voice to their chorus because the banh cuon […]

HOT: Hobba, 428 Malvern Rd, Prahran

Hobba is in Prahran, the other side of town for me, but it’s a testament as to how good it is that I would happily cross the river to eat there. It was one of the 3 star award winners in 2014’s Good Food Under $30. The cafe is set in a huge warehouse space in […]

HOT: By Josephine 365 Sydney Road Brunswick

By Josephine is a Brunswick patisserie and cafe straight out of a Paris salon. The pressed ceiling and all-white walls present a luxurious feel to the little daytime cafe, which specialises in macarons, pastries and savouries made on premises. The only thing that’s brought in is the bread and ultra-flaky croissants, both from Cavallini in […]

HOT: The Guilty Moose, 143 Victoria Ave, Albert Park

There are no moose to be found in Melbourne and who knows why it’s guilty – but The Guilty Moose is a sweet cafe in Albert Park with a neat and interesting menu and a curious name. I love that it’s open every day, bright and early at 7am for the beach joggers and dog […]

HOT: Bo De Trai, 94 Hopkins St, Footscray

I’m not vegetarian but I can appreciate a good vegetarian restaurant when I encounter one! And Bo De Trai, a cheap and cheerful vegetarian Vietnamese/Chinese restaurant in Footscray, is awesome. In fact, I think some of their dishes are better than their original meaty versions. Bo De Trai is a restaurant which is linked to the […]

HOT: Sweet Evelyn, 128 Union St, Brunswick

Sweet Evelyn is a Brunswick cafe and micro bakery which is as sweet as its name (apparently named after the owners’ daughter). All the baked goods are made fresh on site every day, from the large range of cupcakes to the brownies, cookies and savouries – only the bread and croissants are brought in from Dench Bakery. […]

The Age Good Food Guide 2015 award winners

The Age Good Food Guide Awards 2015 winners have been announced! Vittoria Coffee Restaurant of the Year: Brae, Birregurra New Restaurant of the Year: Supernormal, Melbourne La Maison du Thé Regional Restaurant of the Year: Jim McDougall in Stefano’s Cellar, Mildura New Regional Restaurant of the Year: Tulip, Geelong Citi Chef of the Year: Andrew […]

HOT: The Rusty Fox, 501 Macaulay Rd, Kensington

The Rusty Fox is the kind of cafe, deli and foodstore that every neighbourhood high street should be lucky enough to call their own. On my visit, almost every customer was greeted by name – a healthy population of regulars is a good sign. Apparently the owners are all Kensington locals too. The space is […]

HOT: Olivigna, 54-56 Brumbys Road, Warrandyte South

Love the idea of sunning yourself in Tuscany but can’t afford the airfare? Believe it or not, a little bit of Italy can be found at Olivigna at Warrandyte South, just 30 minutes from Melbourne. Drive up to Olivigna, surrounded by tall cypress trees, and it’s like driving up towards the Tuscan hills. The 20 […]

HOT: The Kettle Black, 50 Albert Rd, South Melbourne

There’s been so much excited press about The Kettle Black that at 8am on Sunday morning the early birds were already queueing up. And the queues had only grown bigger by the time I left at 9am, not even the brunch happy hour. The question is, does The Kettle Black live up to the hype? […]

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