Armadale

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...

Bayside

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

White Rabbit

Some days I don't so much sit elegantly at the top of the rabbit hole as I do tumble down it T over A until my brains fall out. White Rabbit is full o...

East

Mocha Jo’s

For their first trick, the kids decided it was suddenly The Most Important Thing in the World to sit to the left of me. This is not something they hav...

Bayside

Cafe Florentine

Think of it like this: those people you see outside Pantry that will never love you because you're not good looking enough will one day get old and ea...

Bayside

The Spare Room

Hampton Street is a real mixed bag. On the one hand, it's home to Phillippa's, and that means we are BFFs. On the other hand, there's this kind of see...

East

Vanilla Cakes and Lounge

The best part about breakfast this morning was when Gaz picked a fight with me in front of the waitress. I'm not even joking, that was genuinely the b...

Carnegie

Huff Bagelry

In 2009, when we lived in Ormond and frequented the most excellent Thai food on Koornang Road, someone put up a sign for a 'bagelry'. First I went "Wh...

Bayside

The Bridge Hotel

Today though, I cleverly didn’t take a drunk boyfriend and went with the delightful Kath instead. We had planned to go to Main Street Cafe, but ...

Balaclava

las chicas

I hadn't been to las chicas for a number of years, since I was the type of person inclined to sit underneath train stations and smoke Marlboros and di...

Bayside

Little Ox

Brighton's Little Ox is a favourite of the AFL's most overrated player of all time, Lance Franklin, and sometimes I go there on the off chance that I ...

Bentleigh East

Junto

My partner first took me to Junto under a great deal of duress. He kept saying "You'll like it, I promise!"and I kept saying "It's in a local shopping...

Chadstone

Capital Kitchen

I appreciate Capital Kitchen for what it has brought to my shopping experience: I can arrive at Chadstone before the crowds, eat some decent not-food-...

Bayside

malt cafe

For my first breakfast judgement, I headed to malt cafe in Beaumaris. I had been on my way to somewhere in Elwood, but it's such a lovely morning here...