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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: 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: 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: 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: GAZI MELBOURNE

April 25th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The pots on the ceiling. No less than 4000 (!) of them. You almost get dizzy when you look at it. From the manager of Gazi I learned that the entire installation was made in a large hangar and from there they moved it with a truck to the restaurant where they had to attach it to the ceiling. It has to be made this way because how else would you get the wave motion in the installation? It’s very impressive! But what I also find very impressive is Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: LEMON MIDDLE ORANGE MELBOURNE

March 22nd, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The take-away coffee bar in the front of the restaurant. Near Mina-no-ie, in the district of Collingwood, you’ll find Lemon, Middle and Orange. If you stand on the other side of the street you will notice a modern building in between old warehouses and garages. The building is designed by John Wardle Architects and he’s the owner of the property as well. So upstairs they design the most ingenious houses (for example: this house was awarded with a Robin Boyd Award and it’s every one’s dream to live there) and downstairs there’s a cafe they designed too. Lemon, Middle and Orange is a place where you can have breakfast and lunch or grab a coffee to go. You can order inside, but Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: YO-CHI YOGURT MELBOURNE

March 21st, 2014

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Most striking feature:

Normally you think of a yogurt bar as a small, narrow space, but Yo-Chi yogurt is located in a huge building. In the neighbourhood called Carlton, where you will also find the cool Baker D. Chiroco. It’s an area where many young families live as well as students because the University is here too. Anyway, back to Yo-Chi. After the success of their establishment in Balaclava, they opened this one a few months ago. In the back you can grab a cone and choose one of the many flavors. All of them being 98% fat free and made of natural ingredients, some of them or gluten-free, vegan or dairy-free. Choose the Signature Tart for a natural flavor or go Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: BARRY MELBOURNE

March 20th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The counter made of wooden drawers. Barry is a new cafe in Northcote, a district in the north of Melbourne. It is actually located in between Fitzroy and Brunswick and the boy who works here told me it’s an upcoming neighbourhood. Barry is the place for a coffee-to-go where you can read the newspaper while you wait, or for breakfast or lunch. I’ve tried the fried eggs and it was so yummy. A really Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: RUYI MELBOURNE

March 19th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The most beautiful Chinese restaurant I have ever seen. Around the corner from the Ovolo Hotel and just outside Chinatown you’ll find Ruyi, a new restaurant with a stunning interior. It means ‘as you wish’ (see the Chinese characters with that meaning on the ground at the entrance). The restaurant is owned by Qian Qian and Sheng Fan, two Australians with their roots in China. The kitchen is Chinese, but Read more…


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