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

Meatball and Wine Bar: Simple Italian food at its best

Meatball and Wine Bar is a Italian restaurant situated in Flinders Lane famous for their meatball dishes. The owner, Gemmo Chit lives between Italy and Australia working the land and producing amazing quality beef and this restaurant is the modern day representation of his belief in high quality produce delivered in an simple and welcoming…… Continue reading Meatball and Wine Bar: Simple Italian food at its best