Review: Sideshow Coffee, Prahran

Last week we were invited to visit Sideshow, Prahran’s newest coffee shop. Now I know what you’re thinking, “does Prahran/Chapel Street really need another cafe?” But sideshow is a real gem. It’s not a cafe as such, it’s just coffee and bakery items. So there’s no fighting with the brunch crowd when you just want…

Review: Terror Twilight, Collingwood

Going to Collingwood always feels like an adventure as being slightly further from home (read, awkward to get to) we don’t go often, so I was delighted when Terror Twilight, one of Collingwood’s newest eateries offered to host us, as it means I get a sneaky half day out in the process. Now Terror Twilight…

Review: Gelocchio, Carlton

Gelocchio is a new addition to Carlton’s popular Lygon Street. Opening in an already crowded market, in the middle of winter is a big ask for an ice cream parlour, but if anyone is going to make a success of it, these guys will. Recently returning to Melbourne after 5 years setting up a successful…

Review: Abacus, Chapel Street

Abacus is hard to miss if you’ve been down Chapel Street, it’s a big unit on the corner and when they fold back the windows in summer, it dominates the block. Despite visiting on a cold winters day, it’s pleasing to see Abacus still has a spacious feel with its high ceilings, large windows and…

Review: Little Peacock Cafe, Brunswick

Last week, Little Peacock Cafe invited the Melbourne Foodie Hub in to try their new menu. Set just off Brunswick’s Sydney Road, Little Peacock’s fully glass fronted unit, leads into a bright, modern cafe. I loved the range of seating options, the semi-open kitchen and the light wood which lifts the whole cafe. The stack…

Review: Niche on Bridge, Richmond

This week we were invited to visit Niche on Bridge. Niche on Bridge is not your typical Melbourne cafe. Even in the middle of a refit, it was sleek, suave and reminded me more of a hotel restaurant than a Richmond eatery. This place oozes professionalism and Daniel and his team went out of their…

Review: The Left Handed Chef, South Melbourne

We were invited to visit South Melbourne’s The Left Handed Chef – and when you hear good things from not only one of the top bloggers on Zomato, but also several other of your good foodie mates you’re expecting something pretty special, and The Left Handed Chef was just that, but not in the way…

Recipe: Simple Potato Gnocchi

I’ve been promising this one since it went up on insta, after vowing to make it for months, so here’s my simple recipe to make gnocchi. I found this made 4 generous portions. 1.Peel 2 medium sized potatoes chop into large pieces and boil in a large pan of slightly salted water for 15 minutes….

Review: Mr Hubbard Cafe & Larder, Malvern

Mr Hubbard is this tiny, little 17 (ish) seater cafe tucked away just off Glenferrie Road in Malvern, but boy do its meals create a big impression! Its varied menu and super fresh food really stand out. After visiting a couple of huge brunch spots this week, the small intimate setting of Mr Hubbard really…

Review: Hawk and Hunter, Ripponlea

Hawk and Hunter is bold, bright and beautiful. Occupying a double fronted unit on Glen Eira Avenue it does it’s best to stand out, but is probably missed by some as it is off the main stretch of Glen Eira road…

Review: The Hardware Societe, CBD

When I announced on Instagram that I’d visited The Hardware Societe, one of the comments was “the iconic cafe” and there’s something pretty iconic about a cafe that also owns the cafe across the road as a second choice for when they are too busy. For anyone who isn’t familiar with this French inspired cafe,…

Review: Brighton School House

Set in an old church school house, this cafe is pretty stand-out when you walk along Church Street. Alongside it’s noticeable covered outdoor eating area, it also boasts a substantial number of tables inside the “school house”, which still retains many original features.Β It’s a gorgeous building, and ultimately, it sets the bar high for your…