Bayside

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...

Bayside

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 luc...

Bayside

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 noisele...

Bayside

The Bonbeach Cafe

I often drive along Beach Road between Mordialloc and Frankston, assuming that I will have many options for breakfast. I'm always so hopeful in the be...

Bayside

The Parlor Milk Bar & Kitchen

Occasionally I go somewhere for breakfast and immediately feel more beautiful and more relaxed just for being there. Parlor Milk Bar & Kitchen is one ...

Bayside

Blue Dish

Highett is to Hampton as Carlton is to Brunswick: it's not quite as hip, but it's catching up fast. The Highett shops have long been a conglomeration ...

Bayside

Kicko

It may come as a surprise to you to learn that I'm rarely stuck for words. But this morning at Kicko, I couldn't make them go. I couldn't find any wor...

Bayside

Third Wave Cafe

Cleverly, the morning I visited Third Wave Cafe was the morning I left my eftpos card at home, meaning whatever I ordered had to come to a maximum tot...

Balaclava

Wall Two 80

I like lots of types of holes: blow holes, glory holes, plot holes, assholes and crotchless panties. You can now add the wall hole at Wall Two 80 to t...

Bayside

Martin St Cafe & Providore

Sometimes you sit down to eat and you just know it's an off day. You can see the look on the wait staff's faces as they explain why things are delayed...

Bayside

Parkers Cafe

I like to call this misadventure The Case of the Invisible and Free Apple Juice. Because I know I ordered three of them - confirmed by my little compa...

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Main Street Cafe

I woke up on this Sunday morning and thought "The kids are with their grandparents, I'm going to go somewhere outrageous!" but shortly afterward found...

Bayside

Seed Cafe

With school holiday cabin fever overwhelming me, I fled to the open sea air. Or as close as I could get without buying a boat, which was the Mordiallo...