CBD and Surrounds

Hammer and Tong 412

There are some menu items I just can’t bypass. It’s not even a joke: if there’s pork belly or confit duck on a menu there’s no point in my reading wha...

East

Oaks Cafe @ Acorn Nursery

Sometimes, I like to eat my breakfast in a garden. My own garden is a mess of broken toys, broken dog bowls, broken pot plants and broken promises, so...

Footscray

Happy River Cafe

One night just recently my boyfriend went out with his mates and promised he wasn’t going to have a ‘big one’ and that he’d be home before midnight. T...

Camberwell

Madame Mango

I had planned not to eat breakfast. I know that sounds crazy, but a morning of very important meetings meant that I just couldn't squeeze it in. I was...

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...

East

Liar Liar

I have to let you in on a little (seriously, it's tiny) secret - I don't like berries. The only ones I'm down with are strawberries, and I have a vagu...

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...

Bayside

Wild Organic Cafe

Eating in Elwood is a bit like shopping at a Thomas Dux supermarket. You buy a packet of biscuits for $18 because the packet looks so Fair Trade, then...