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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Black Star Pastry

Black Star Pastry, Rosebery

October 4, 2014

After a morning workout at trampoline land, Sky Zone, what better way to spend the afternoon that a long lunch at Da Mario followed by dessert at Black Star Pastry. Yes, that is indeed how I planned our Saturday morning adventure to the inner west with Arch & Mim. After all, life is all about […]

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Four Frogs Creperie

Four Frogs Creperie, Mosman

September 21, 2014

The last time we were in Melbourne we sussed out the crepe offering at Roule Galette which wasn’t too shabby at all, but I was keen to find a crepiere closer to home to satisfy my crepe cravings. And when in the space of just a few days a handful of people told me about […]

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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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Roule Galette

Roule Galette, Melbourne

February 14, 2014

If you’ve ever had a crepe in Paris you’ll know they’re simply irresistible at any time of day. During our trip to Thailand last year I came across a lady with a crepe maker cart. She’d position her cart right outside our hotel and sit on her scooter all day, tempting guests on their return […]

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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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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 Tea Cosy

The Tea Cosy, The Rocks

September 28, 2013

High tea (or afternoon tea, whatever you want to call it) is one of my favourite ways to spend an afternoon but not something I get to do often enough. An excuse to eat cute little sandwiches (with no crusts!), indulge in a few scones with jam and cream and wash it all down with […]

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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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Reuben Hills

Reuben Hills, Surry Hills

May 19, 2013

Eighteen months old and going from strength to strength, Reuben Hills is a café and coffee roastery on Albion Street in Surry Hills. Owners Nathan Borg and Russell Beard travelled to a number of Central and South American countries in search of unique coffees. The menu is a nod to the food the guys have […]

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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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The Tea Cosy

The Tea Cosy, The Rocks

February 17, 2013

After lunch at Café Sydney we decided to go for a wander through The Rocks Markets before finding somewhere for dessert. I’d read a few things about The Tea Cosy beforehand and suggested Devonshire Tea (tea and scones) to the girls while we wandered through the markets. Em has recently become a tea drinker so […]

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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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