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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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TRIED & TESTED: FONDA MEXICAN MELBOURNE

March 18th, 2014

Fonda Mexican

Most striking feature:

They have a marinated kangaroo salad on the menu. How’s that for some exotic flavor? Fonda Mexican is a Mexican restaurant on the happening Chapel Street in Windsor. There’s also a Fonda Mexican in Richmond and soon they will open a new one in the CDB. On the menu you will find many Mexican dishes that take you back to your holiday in Mexico (in my case to my stay at Papaya Playa Project in Tulum last month). From quesadillas to burritos and from tacos to a delicious Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: OVOLO HOTEL MELBOURNE

March 18th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

Your own apartment in the center of Melbourne. Ovolo Hotel belongs to a group of hotel owners in Hong Kong who really find it important that you feel at home in their properties. Two of the things which makes you feel at home are a Loot Bag filled with crisps, chocolate, peanuts and mints you get on arrival and the fact that you can use everything in the minibar for free. Ovolo Hotel in Melbourne is the group’s first hotel in Australia, but they hope to open other hotels there too. The hotel is located in Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: MINA-NO-IE MELBOURNE

March 17th, 2014

Mina-no-ie

Most striking feature:

The location. In a huge warehouse in Collingwood you’ll find Mina-no-ie, which means ‘everybody’s home’ in Japanese. The owners are known for their other Collingwood cafe called CIBI where they mix the Japanese food- and coffee culture with home accessoires. They also do this at Mini-no-ie, but then in a much lighter and more spacious building. They sell beautiful homeware such as tea pots, cups and plates, but also Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: MARKET LANE COFFEE MELBOURNE

March 15th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

Their newest location. Right inside the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne. Market Lane Coffee is a household name in the coffee culture of Melbourne. They have four cafes where they ‘love to make coffee for the city that loves to drink it’. There’s one in the Prahran Market for example where they also roast the coffee, there’s that one that’s pretty popular on Pinterest (across the street of the Queen Victora Market and already popular since the opening in 2009), there’s one in Carlton and now there’s a take-away spot inside of the market. Next to Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: TALL TIMBER MELBOURNE

March 14th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The cool chairs they hang on the wall if they don’t need them for a while. Creative. That’s a word that truly describes the interior of Tall Timber. Because if you walk into their cafe and feel the urge to dig out your notebook to start sketching how you would  implement this style into your own home it’s much more than just some furniture (look at the broom attached to the wall or, not pictured, the simple mirrors painted black and beige in the bathroom). You will first notice the bar where you will find the barista’s doing there thing. They work with Niccolo coffee and roast it on-site. The personnel is really friendly. They Read more…


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MELBOURNE WEEK ON PETITE PASSPORT

March 14th, 2014

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I’m going to start the Melbourne Week on Petite Passport right away, because I can’t wait to share all those great cafes, restaurants, hotels and shops in Australia with you. Who has followed me on Instagram or Facebook, be warned, because that was only a warming up. From today on, I’ll take you to the hottest addresses on my site. Places which Read more…


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