Bowery to Williamsburg

Bowery to Williamsburg, Melbourne

October 31, 2014

On previous trips to Melbourne we had noticed the Bowery to Williamsburg sign a few times on our way to one place or another and finally our curiosity got the better of us. Being a Friday morning it was the CBD office workers that were the majority in the cafe but it was still quite […]

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berry sourdough cafe

berry sourdough cafe, Berry

April 19, 2014

berry sourdough cafe is one of the first places Dylan and I blogged about. We hadn’t been to the cafe since that visit back in 2010 when we had been road tripping down to Melbourne. Since then my Grandma has moved to the south coast near Nowra and a family catch up saw a breakfast […]

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Manchester Press

Manchester Press, Melbourne

February 14, 2014

Let me preface this blog post by saying I don’t really eat bagels. And more to the point, prior to our visit to Manchester Press I had only ever eaten one half of a bagel (albeit from the amazing Russ and Daughters in NYC). Now that’s out of the way I would like to say […]

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Cumulus Inc.

Cumulus Inc., Melbourne

February 13, 2014

We arrived in Melbourne with a never ending list of cafes to check out for breakfast. But then we slept in and couldn’t really be bothered traipsing all over town to reach the places on said wish list. So we ended up at Cumulus Inc. around the corner from our hotel. Having eaten brekkie at […]

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Madame Sousou

Madame Sousou, Fitzroy

February 12, 2014

Madame Sousou is a French bistro located on Brunswick Street in the north-east suburb of Fitzroy. Recommended to me by a girlfriend at work it was the first port of call on our four day eating extravaganza in Melbourne. Having flown in to Melbourne extremely early we dropped our bags at The Lindrum (a boutique […]

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The Hardware Societe

The Hardware Societe, Melbourne

September 15, 2013

After two solid days of eating our plan to squeeze in breakfast AND lunch on our last day in Melbourne started to fall apart. We honestly didn’t think we could ingest two more meals. Realising we would have to combine the two we checked out of our hotel and headed in to the city centre […]

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Cumulus Inc.

Cumulus Inc., Melbourne

September 14, 2013

Opened in 2008, Cumulus Inc. is part of Andrew McConnell’s growing empire (think Cutler & Co, Golden Fields and Builders Arms Hotel). The restaurant and bar is open seven days a week from morning until late. Designed by acclaimed Melbourne architect Pascale Gomes-McNabb (who also designed Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Monopole, Yellow and Stokehouse) the […]

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Kazbah, Balmain

July 6, 2013

Do you have a list of restaurants you’ve wanted to go to for a long time but for some reason or another you haven’t? My wish list is a mile long but there are some restaurants that never seem to make it to the top. That list includes the likes of Ms G’s, Ryo’s Noodles, […]

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smolt, Battery Point

March 31, 2013

Back so soon, well yes and no. After our great evening on the Friday our waiter suggested we should come back in the morning for breakfast. We had already decided on Machine Laundry Cafe for the Saturday morning but beyond that we were open to suggestions for anything open on the Easter long weekend. Sunday […]

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Machine Laundry Cafe

Machine Laundry Cafe, Battery Point

March 30, 2013

After our pretty massive feed at smolt the evening before we were ready the next morning to continue eating our way through Hobart. Next on the list was the highly recommended Machine Laundry Cafe. Situated in the eastern corner of Salamanca Square and as we approached we could see it was reamed. The Easter Long […]

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le petit deux

le petit deux, Newcastle (Closed)

March 10, 2013

le petit deux is relatively new to the Newcastle scene but its head chef and owner, Lesley Taylor, is not. le petit deux is the more casual bistro reincarnation of Restaurant Deux, a restaurant that received rave reviews in its two year life. The new restaurant is a French bistro to a tee with a […]

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The Baron

The Baron, Castle Hill

January 29, 2013

Living where we do, for Lex and I the luxury of having a good ‘local’ anything is something we don’t take for granted. We love having a local that is doing so many good things. The Baron, while not walking distance local, is the best we have found so far. The Baron has been open […]

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Factory Espresso

Factory Espresso, Orange

September 1, 2012

Bill Parianos and his wife Lisa began roasting coffee beans in Orange in 2005, supplying “Bill’s Beans” to cafes and restaurants. Two years later they opened their espresso bar, Bills Beans, in a converted butcher’s shop in East Orange. Fast forward a few years and they’ve now opened Factory Espresso, a relatively new offshoot of […]

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Three Blue Ducks

Three Blue Ducks, Bronte

May 19, 2012

So Fatterday is a concept that has grown out of our (Lex, Em, Mr O & my) slight obsession with dining out, having a few drinks and all things related to food. Our first two attempts were more or less prototypes which we tweaked along the way to finally develop into what we have here. […]

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