The Left Handed Chef: Cosy South Melbourne cafe

The Left Handed Chef is a small cafe in South Melbourne, a little away from the hubub of South Melbourne Market. It has an incredibly home feel, with books in the front window bench, a grandfather clock in the back and a eclectic mix of furniture. September will mark its 5th anniversary and in that…… Continue reading The Left Handed Chef: Cosy South Melbourne cafe

Aunty Franklee: Quirky Malaysian Hawker style dining

Aunty Franklee is a Malaysian restaurant that opened up in October last year and since then has been serving up some authentic Malay dishes with a twist. Their Bak Kut Teh is their signature dish and their menu is presented on cute little post cards. I came here one weekday night for a dinner with…… Continue reading Aunty Franklee: Quirky Malaysian Hawker style dining

Doyle and Sons: Friendly service and generous servings

Doyle and Sons is a cafe located in the main shopping strip in Spotswood, a stone’s throw away from the train station. This makes it the perfect place for a quick breakfast or coffee before work! It’s also a favourite of cyclists making their way into the city for work. I came here one weekday…… Continue reading Doyle and Sons: Friendly service and generous servings

The Baker’s Wife: A bustling suburban cafe

The Baker’s Wife is a popular cafe that gets seriously full on weekends. It has two large rooms of tables that are always full after 10am on a weekend so arrive early if you want to get a seat. I’ve come here several times – it’s one of my go-to cafes for a quick bite…… Continue reading The Baker’s Wife: A bustling suburban cafe

Short Stop: Doughnuts with a unique twist

Short Stop is a bakery specialising in doughnuts, where are made fresh on-site throughout the day, using high-quality, natural ingredients. They are also famous for their coffee, which is sourced from the best specialty roasters and paired with organic milk. We came here for a quick snack one day and ordered the lemon and custard…… Continue reading Short Stop: Doughnuts with a unique twist

Rice Paper Scissors: Authentic South East Asian fusion cuisine

Rice Paper Scissors is a South East Asian restaurant in the Melbourne CBD that is modelled on the hawker dining bars of South East Asia with a shared-eating concept. They aim to serve the freshest ingredients, sourced organically and ethically where possible and all their sauces, patés and relishes are made in-house. The place is…… Continue reading Rice Paper Scissors: Authentic South East Asian fusion cuisine