Picknics Cafe

monsadventure

If you are after a casual bite in Rye, not far from the beach, then Picknics Cafe is a suitable spot. Being around the Mornington Peninsula, I've always enjoyed the Rye beach and walking along the pier. Before this though, we had to find somewhere to accomplish the job of filling up our empty bellies. There are plenty of shops and cafes along the Nepean Highway strip in Rye, so it's always a hard ...

Queen Elizabeth makes Little Lonsdale talk of the town!- Part II

@ieatmelbourne

The food scene on the section of Little Lonsdale Street between Queen and Elizabeth Streets, and its adjoining laneways is thriving with an injection of some of Melbourne’s best dining hotspots. Here are some more highlights for you to experience: Brothl - 123 Hardware Street Yes...you pronounced it correctly! Joost Bakker, the genius behind Greenhouse Perth, is at it again. This time has t ...

Women's Pre-Loved Fashion Market - the Melbourne Frock Swap

Rachael @ Melb Frock Swap

The Melbourne Frock Swap isn't a swap at all! It's a market jam packed full of women's pre-loved fashion and accessories, in all sizes - and it's totally indoors.One of the biggest markets in Australia for secondhand clothing, the market is held at the historic Seaworks building at 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown VIC; and boasts over 80 stalls of current, retro and vintage fashionIt's a big event, s ...

Altona Dog Beach

monsadventure

Sometimes it can be difficult planning a day out to include you and your furry little (or big) friend. Fortunately there are several beaches in Melbourne that are dog friendly all year around and all day. Altona Dog Beach, also known as Burns Reserve, is a perfect place to let your dog run a little wild and to snap some beautiful memories with them. It's located between Altona Coastal Park and Al ...

LEGO® Brick Zone at Watergardens Town Centre

EricaL

Take your kids on a brick-tastic adventure to Taylors Lakes these school holidays, as Watergardens Town Centre is transformed into a three week long LEGO® Brick Zone.   Incoporating an impressive LEGO®model exhibit, there will be 5 masterbuilder creations on display for the whole family to admire, including: Apollo 11 Rocket The tallest Lego model in Australia and includes over 120,000 pieces ...

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

EricaL

The Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park in Pearcedale situated in Melbourne's South East, only 50 minutes from the heart of Melbourne via the Monash Freeway (M1) and Westernport Highway (A780) offers visitors a unique Australian wildlife encounter away from madding crowds. Open 7 days a week, from 10am - 5pm (closed Christmas Day), the Moonlit Sanctuary invites visitors to explore its 10 ...

Melbourne Frock Swap

EricaL

In January 2014, two sisters, Rachael and Nicole, got together to organise a charity focussed second hand clothing market, raising money for a struggling small local craft business.  Their fashion bazaar proved to be great fun as sellers purged fashion from their wardrobes, and buyers went home with new fashion pieces for a bargain price.  Due to the success of the market, Rachael and Nicole sou ...

Coffee Lovers Walk

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Walk Melbourne

Explore the coffee culture that Melbourne is so famous for!

DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

EricaL

  In a world exclusive, Melbourne's Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) hosts DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, a visual journey from sketch to screen. This is ACMI's largest ever exhibition and DreamWorks'  first, featuring over 400 items seen in much loved movie animations including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, The Prince of Egypt, The Croods and Mr ...

Chill Bro Paletas

Vi

ChillBro Paletas is part of the new slew of eateries that have opened in Melbourne Central. While Saigon Square, Uncle Jung's and ChillBro all share the same dining area, ChillBro is the only one to focus purely on desserts. But what are 'paletas' you ask? Paletas are Mexican ice creams served on a stick. 'Palo' is the Spanish word for 'stick' while 'eta' describes the flat frozen item so tec ...

Sesame Street Presents Elmo's World Tour

EricaL

Elmo and his crew are set to return to Australia this spring as Sesame Street Presents Elmo's World Tour kicks off at the Alexander Theatre in Clayton on Thursday 2 October. In a performance bought to Australia by Life Like Touring and Sesame Workshop (non-profit educational organisation behind Sesame Street) the colourful gang will entertain toddlers and pre-schoolers throughout the country in t ...

Docklands Fireworks Boat Cruises

monsadventure

Most people are probably aware that during July and August, the city of Melbourne holds fireworks every Friday at Docklands. To contrast the gloomy weather and draw you and your family out of your home, it's a great idea. You can drop by Docklands and enjoy a great view, but even better you can take a boat cruise and make it more of an exciting occasion. Boat cruises are offered by Pleasure Boa ...

Super Zu Playcentre and Cafe

EricaL

The newest and one of the largest indoor playgrounds opened its doors to excited children and families on Saturday 23 May, 2015, and it is epic.Super Zu Playcentre and Cafe positioned on Boundary Road, Dingley, presents 2270m2 of mega fun with zoo themed play equipment to jump on, climb up, slide down, explore, crawl through, build and drive.SuperZu Playcentre and CafeCentered around a very large ...

An Afternoon in Docklands

Vi

Docklands has come a long way. Its awkward teenage days of cultivating a unique identity are long gone we look to its recent developments into an attractive destination for all.If you've just enjoyed a shopping spree at the Spencer Outlet Centre, you may be up for some refreshments. Continue down Bourke street, past Southern Cross Station, and you'll be met by a variety of cafes and rest ...

Chiba...Ahoy!

@ieatmelbourne

Nestled behind the bustling foot traffic of Puckle Street, Chiba has established its dominance in the Moonee Ponds food scene. Even after moving to a bigger premises a few doors down from its original location on Hall Street, demand is high for this suburban delight and reservations are essential in order to avoid disappointment. Whether it’s a dinner date for two or a get together for a larger ...

Miss Chu's Tuckshop

A-manda mingy

As Melbourne weather starts heading towards the chilly zone; our bodies tend to crave for warm, hearty food and if you’re like me a big fan of “pho” (Traditional Vietnamese beef noodle soup. Then Miss Chu’s is a must go for your all time Vietnamese fix. The Sydney based Vietnamese fusion tuck-shop have two branches one in the CBD on Exhibition Street and the other in the hip and trendy si ...

Unleash Creative

EricaL

Unleash Creative, a series of innovative craft events held in capital cities around Australia, commenced its colourful journey in Collingwood, Melbourne last weekend. Described as a ‘travelling creative event’  Unleash Creative invites four creative mentors, experts in their artistic field, to teach their specialised craft to groups of eager folk wishing to learn a new craft skill and take ho ...

Apple Espresso Cafe

EricaL

Located near Mt Eliza and Mornington, on the corner of Moorooduc Highway and Wooralla Drive, nestled in between Tully's Produce Store and Diacos Nursery, you will find a family friendly cafe that all the locals rave about. The Apple Espresso, owned and managed by a warm and friendly Italian family, is filled with character and charm.  Inside the cafe, you will find large timber tables, decorate ...

The Antipodean Steampunk Show

EricaL

Discover the alternative world of Steampunk, in a dynamic exhibition set to captivate the public from 30 June.  Opening at The National Trust of Victoria's headquarters, The Antipodean Steampunk Show explores one of the largest growing sub-cultures in the world, with a fascinating mix of past, future and fantasy. It comes as no surprise that followers of Steampunk's journey are growing in number, ...

Panachocolate Store

KirtanaB

From it’s humble beginnings in raw, organic chocolate manufacturing – Panachocolate has now established itself a café on the outskirts of metropolitan Richmond. Specialising in freshly made cakes and ganache, their connoisseurs assure that all Pana creations are -       organic -       vegan -       gluten free -       dairy free -       soy free -       ha ...