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FONDA MEXICAN FLINDERS LANE MELBOURNE

July 18th, 2014

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you already like the other two Fonda Mexican’s in Melbourne (like this one). They’ve now opened a new one on Flinders Lane. Right in the middle of the city.
  2. If you love Mexican food and drinks.
  3. If you like the colorful interior.

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TRIED & TESTED: KOSKELA STORE SYDNEY

May 29th, 2014

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Last week I wrote about my visit to¬†Kitchen by Mike. A restaurant in a very large industrial building in the district of Rosebery, just outside the center of Sydney. The property is owned by Koskela, a design studio in Sydney that designs the most beautiful furniture (such as the Jack Chair) since 2000 and also decorate businesses and homes in a very tasteful way. Nowadays they also give workshops, organize exhibitions and they display the finest furniture and home accessories in the Koskela store. Right next to Kitchen by Mike (which they also designed). You can easily spend an hour in the store (and then another in the cafe). When you enter the store you find beautiful design- and cook books but also small home accessoires for kitchen and garden. On the walls Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: TOMBOY MELBOURNE

May 28th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

Oh, how I love the brick wall and the vintage table and chairs in front of it. Just like Industry Beans, Mina-no-Ie and Lemon Middle Orange, Tomboy is located in Fitzroy. A very creative neighbourhood: the Williamsburg of Melbourne so to say. At Tomboy you Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: KITCHEN BY MIKE SYDNEY

May 24th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The location. Kitchen by Mike isn’t located in the center of Sydney, but under the roof of this industrial building in Rosebery. There you will also find the huge interior shop Koskela (where you will easily spend an hour looking at all the beautiful items they are selling). So it’s definitely worth Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: INDUSTRY BEANS MELBOURNE

May 23rd, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The terrace in a sort of open container. A perfect place to catch some sunrays and order a delicious lunch. Industry Beans is located in Fitzroy, a neighborhood where young entrepreneurs open inspiring cafes and shops and where you will find a lot of street art. At Industry Beans they don’t only serve coffee, but they also have an in-house roastery and they give workshops upstairs. The people who work here will kindly explain you everything about Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: PARAMOUNT COFFEE PROJECT SYDNEY

May 16th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The coffee. Surry Hills is full of great cafes and restaurants. And especially for those who want their daily coffee fix they’ve come to the right place. Earlier I wrote about The Stables Cafe and Reuben Hills, but there’s another not to be missed spot and that’s called the Paramount Coffee Project. The guys behind Reuben Hills and Seven Seeds in Melbourne are behind this spacious cafe in the old Paramount Film Offices. So by that Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: REUBEN HILLS SYDNEY

May 15th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The coffee. Reuben Hills is one of the most popular coffee brands in Australia and their coffee cafe and roastery is located in Surry Hills. When I was there in March the atmosphere was great: people were walking in for a cup of coffee or sat down to read the newspapers and have breakfast or lunch. Just like I did. I ordered the dish with the best name on the menu: the Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: CAPTAIN MELVILLE MELBOURNE

May 14th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

Captain Melville is one of the oldest pubs in Melbourne. It’s the place where truck drivers came to get their beers after a long ride and stay till early in the morning. Recently, the entire interior was transformed in a modern pub where you still feel the history flowing through the building. Captain Melville was a Scotsman who was transported to Van Diemen’s Island (now knows as Tasmania) but he managed to escape each time. He was always Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: A BLOC MELBOURNE

April 29th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

Remember when I talked about Tall Timber, the beautiful cafe in Melbourne? Well, in the same street you will find A Bloc. A cool bike shop and cafe. Or, how they describe it themselves, ‘we sell premium road bikes and excellent espresso’. The bike culture is also alive and kicking in Melbourne and at A Bloc you can buy a stylish tokyobike, but also a fast Ridley. On Saturday they Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: NOMAD SYDNEY

April 26th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

Nomad is located in Surry Hills and when I enter the restaurant the whole bar is full of wine glasses and wine bottles. This afternoon, there’s a wine tasting going on, so they are already preparing the event. The restaurant is not only a good place to try the Australian cuisine, but also the wines coming from Australia. And if you know that chef Nathan Sasi previously worked for Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner, I don’t need to explain something about the quality of the food. That’s outstanding. What they want Read more…


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