NOT: Julio, 171 Miller St, Fitzroy North

Last week The Age’s Melbourne Magazine published its list of top 30 Melbourne cafes. Obviously such a list is going to create some controversy  but as I scanned the names I nodded in agreement with most of their choices. Then I got out my diary to make a note of the cafes that I had […]

HOT: Underground Cinema Magic, Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne

A few days before my trip to Underground Cinema, I was told that the secret location for the screening was the Chinese Museum in Chinatown. Hmm, the theme was Magic and the dresscode Magic/Oriental/Harajuku, yet the location was Chinese? Very mysterious. Down a dimly lit laneway we lined up as the clues to the film […]

HOT: LuxBite, 38 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

A few months ago I lost my head at a charity auction for Twestival and placed an outrageous winning bid on a macaron tower by LuxBite. Fifty macarons, all to myself! *mwah-ha-ha-ha* There’s been a lot of hoo-hah about macarons in Melbourne and the consensus from the blogosphere seems to be that South Yarra dessert […]

HOT Chat: Benjamin Roberts of SKAPA BILDA

I recently visited the Portobello Bride Boutique Wedding Market with two of my about-to-be-wed friends and was  enraptured with the work of SKAPA BILDA. Who knew you could create such gorgeousness with paper! Todays’ HOT Chat is with Benjamin Roberts, one of the principals of SKAPA BILDA. Thanks Benjamin! Benjamin, tell me a bit more […]

HOT: The Green Grocer, 217 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North

When Stuff White People Like author Christan Lander visited Melbourne in 2009, he went in search of the whitest suburb in the city. He landed in North Fitzroy. To be precise, he landed at The Green Grocer ‘a trendy cafe-slash-grocer. It’s the sort of place that sells organic vegetables, bio-dynamic meat and expensive pots of […]

HOT: Friends of Mine, 506 Swan St, Richmond

Updated July 2016 Friends of Mine in Richmond is the cafe equivalent of a friendship circle. Everything in the cheery establishment, from the produce to the artwork to the furniture, has been sourced from friends or friends of friends of the original owner – hence the name. The cafe has been in operation for 5 […]

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