• Winters

    Winter’s Cafe

    Courage is something I have to consciously plan. It should just come naturally. My given name and my surname (in ye olde Celtic) mean ‘brave’. Clea...

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    Mattisse

    I've talked about Mattisse a lot. This is both because I am the kind of Melburnian who believes they were the first person to find everything, and bec...

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    Bowery to Williamsburg

    Here’s the thing. A café called Bowery to Williamsburg better have its game on when the visitor is about to move to New York (yep, just rubbed that on...

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    Red Hill Epicurean

    Regional areas can be deceiving: everything is so beautiful and relaxing that you can be tricked into some seriously dodgy food. Not so at the Red Hil...

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    Brunswick Flour Mill

    The Flour Mill is one of my favourite cafes in Brunswick. It’s unpretentious, it has footpath seating, it has delicious breakfasts and the staff are t...

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    Daniel Son

    In the old days, I thought I knew what good breakfast meant. Good breakfast meant not being poisoned, punched or insulted, maybe with a view and proba...

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    New York Tomato

    Being a Richmond resident, New York Tomato could be my local – if I was a fan of incidental exercise and walking for 25 minutes (10 of which would be ...

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    Palate Restaurant Bar

    Quickly, name a breakfast food!  Time’s up.  You said toast, right?  Of course you did.  You, reader, are probably human.  It’s the weekend, you’re ou...

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    Pope Joan

    Pope Joan has pretty consistently great reviews, with the few usual exceptions that appear to have been written by people who wanted to hate it regard...

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    Grace Cafe

    The geographical-proximity rule of cafés states that you will like a café more if you can easily walk there. This is a proven rule of science. Okay, m...

Favourites

Winter’s Cafe

Courage is something I have to consciously plan. It should just come naturally. My given name and my surname (in ye olde Celtic) mean ‘brave’. Clea...

All time favourite breakfasts

Bowery to Williamsburg

Here’s the thing. A café called Bowery to Williamsburg better have its game on when the visitor is about to move to New York (yep, just rubbed that one in your face). I mean, I’m g...

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Brunswick Flour Mill

The Flour Mill is one of my favourite cafes in Brunswick. It’s unpretentious, it has footpath seating, it has delicious breakfasts and the staff are the loveliest around.

New York Tomato

Being a Richmond resident, New York Tomato could be my local – if I was a fan of incidental exercise and walking for 25 minutes (10 of which would be uphill). As things go, it’s lu...

Mattisse

I've talked about Mattisse a lot. This is both because I am the kind of Melburnian who believes they were the first person to find everything, and because there are few things I li...

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The Corner Store

Cleverly named for its location on the corner, The Corner Store is not really a store at all, but a cafe cum restaurant that serves food. Which is lucky because obviously if it was...

Olie & Ari

I literally took my mother with me for a Friday morning at Olie & Ari. You know when you think going on a weekday will mean an opportunity for noiseless reflection? That doesn't ha...

Palate Restaurant Bar

Quickly, name a breakfast food!  Time’s up.  You said toast, right?  Of course you did.  You, reader, are probably human.  It’s the weekend, you’re out for brunch, and whatever hot...

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8 Days Cafe

Sometimes in life, we have experiences that make us want to go and find the things that previously brought us joy and kick them in the shins for being so horrible by comparison. Ea...

Prospect Espresso

Camberwell has long been a place of excitement and joy for me. In the early 2000s, I was drawn to its huge Sportsgirl and Chocolate Box. Now I go there to poke around the market an...

Brunswick Flour Mill

The Flour Mill is one of my favourite cafes in Brunswick. It’s unpretentious, it has footpath seating, it has delicious breakfasts and the staff are the loveliest around.

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Jack & Daisy

I had read several reviews on Jack & Daisy, and to be honest I had no idea what to expect. Some said it was great, others rubbish. Some complained of poor service, crap food and te...

Pearl Oyster Espresso

There are cafes in Melbourne who go out of their way to look retro, grungy and a bit alley-cat like. Since starting this blog and covering the north, west and CBD surrounding subur...

Daniel Son

In the old days, I thought I knew what good breakfast meant. Good breakfast meant not being poisoned, punched or insulted, maybe with a view and probably with some runny egg yolk. ...

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Merchants Guild

The south-eastern pocket of Bentleigh has been crying out for somewhere decent to eat. All of Bentleigh has, actually. It's this bizarre restaurant suck that's full of people who w...

Spilt Milk

Unfortunately, we will have to close the blog now. Yes, I know, there are hundreds of places to eat breakfast that we haven't been to yet. (Melbourne is bloody huge, incidentally.)...