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NOT: Admiral Cheng-Ho, 325 Johnston St, Abbotsford

It’s been a long time between drinks on the NOT side of the scale. So I guess the laws of probability meant that it was about time for me to a hit a NOT. I just hadn’t expected it to be Admiral Cheng-Ho. Admiral Cheng-Ho is the new northside outpost for south-of-the-river favourite Monk Bodhi Dharma and it […]

HOT: Hello Aubergine vegetarian lunch delivery

I am currently in love with the lunches made by Hello Aubergine, a vegetarian bicycle delivery service run by Pippa Macdonald that delivers once a week in the Fitzroy and Collingwood area. Pippa designs the menu weekly, prepares the food and delivers the orders on her vintage bike, her wicker baskets laden with containers offering a […]

HOT: Munsterhaus, 371 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North

Apparently, the highest day for gym attendance is Monday. It makes sense – after a weekend of excess you wake up vowing that the beginning of a new week means the beginning of the new, healthier you. I wonder if the same trend applies to vegetarian restaurants? Because certainly on my lunch visit to Munsterhaus […]

NOT: Madame K’s Vegetarian, 327 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

This is a post about the competition between a reigning champ vs the newcomer. Madame K’s Vegetarian is a new vegetarian restaurant in Fitzroy with an Asian bent (Asian being anything from the Indian subcontinent to the Japanese archipelago). Unfortunately, it is situated almost across the road from Vegie Bar, a long-time Fitzroy favourite which […]

NOT: A Caterpillar’s Dream, Shop 4, 26 Princess St, Kew

A Caterpillar’s Dream is a glass-fronted cafe that looks out onto a supermarket carpark while the interior design is pretty non-descript standard-issue cafe style. The menu states that their dream is ‘[to] transform successfully like most caterpillars do, [so] we will see more butterflies soaring in the sky, and the whole world will become better…’ […]

HOT: CERES Organic Cafe, CERES Community Environment Park Cnr Roberts and Stewart Streets, Brunswick East

CERES Community Environmental Park is arguably Melbourne’s hippie hub. CERES stands for Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies and it’s a not-for-profit, sustainable urban farm located on the banks of Merri Creek in East Brunswick. But whether you wear hemp fisherman’s pants or carry a designer label handbag, I think everyone would enjoy […]

HOT: Easy As Vegan Pie Cooking Class, Milkdwood, 120 Nicholson St, Brunswick East

I think it’s pretty obvious from this blog that I’m not vegan. However, I do have an interest in vegan food and vegan cooking, in the same way that I have an interest in any food that tastes good. So when Carla from vegan blog Easy as Vegan Pie advertised that she was starting beginners […]

HOT: The Mercy Seat, 31 Johnston St, Collingwood

In case you get confused by the ’99 Problems’ emblazoned on the door of number 31 Johnston Street…the address is a cafe called The Mercy Seat by day and a bar called 99 Problems by night. Time-sharing space (and facilities) is such a good idea! The Mercy Seat serves vegan food that’s not just beans […]

HOT: Monk Bodhi Dharma, Rear 202 Carlisle St, Balaclava

What do you expect to find in a supermarket carpark? Cars, trolleys, a rubbish skip and maybe some delinquent kids? Certainly not the coolest cafe-in-a-brick-shed in town. Monk Bodhi Dharma sounds like the temple for some Eastern cult, but in fact it’s a fabulous rustic cubbyhouse cafe nestled away from the bright flourescence of the […]

HOT: Fox Hotel, 351 Wellington St, Collingwood

The Fox Hotel is an old-school boozer which outwardly looks more ‘pub’ than ‘gastro-pub’. The venue is an eclectic conglomeration of sticky-carpet-esque spaces, including the high-stooled front bar, the dimly lit dining area, squishy couches, a small outdoor space and a separate pool room. There’s even a rooftop deck which I didn’t have a chance […]

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