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Vi

I love Melbourne and its eclectic offerings that cater to a diverse and wonderful range of interests! While you'll mostly see me blog about food, I'd like to travel to different cities and see more of this world too. Follow my experiences on my blog :)

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North Melbourne, VIC

Pocket

Located on Melrose street, Pocket is a humble cafe, set up in the small space between the metaphorical parallels of your jacket fabric. The otherwise drab strip is livened up by neat arrays of greenery along the concrete wall and numerous plants in coloured, hand-dipped pots that provide scattered points of vibrance to the cozy domain. As expected, seating is limited with the majority extending ...

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Richmond, VIC

Top Paddock

The lower end of Church Road continues to see a growth in foot traffic. It's no surprise, when in the last few years it has become saturated with some quality food establishments; one of them being Top Paddock. It's a cafe that appears stylish enough to discourage you from rolling out of bed and making a beeline for brunch without taming that bed hair first, and yet exudes an effortless cool that ...

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Fitzroy, VIC

Industry Beans

Industry Beans differs from the ‘average’ Melbournian cafe in that it neither is just a cafe, or just a warehouse, but it is a proud hybrid and the decor makes it work. On arrival one can immediately see the shaded outdoor seating area with tables for small groups. The area is defined by its ebony frame, minimalism that contrasts with the juxtaposing tones of its surrounds. Meanwhile communal ...

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Ascot Vale, VIC

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

In 2013, over 11,000 people attended The Melbourne International Coffee Expo. Now, MICE is on again in 2014, from Thursday May 15th till Sunday May 18th. It is the largest coffee exhibition held across Australasia and boasts a gathering of over 150 exhbitors under the one roof, from cafe owners, those in the roasting business and more. It's a great opportunity to meet with industry specialists and ...

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Albert Park, VIC

Kamel

Among the myriad of restaurants along Victoria Avenue, Kamel is a cosy restaurant serving quality Middle Eastern and North African inspired dishes. Even for a Thursday night the two rooms are abuzz with a refined crowd engaged in happy chatter over a candlelit dinner. With a table of 8, it is good that we have booked beforehand. Dim lighting creates an intimate ambience. We are seated in the back ...

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Seddon, VIC

The Little Man Cafe

Seddon is one suburb  that is well acquainted with quirky cafes. The Little Man is the latest to pop up, and he's quite the honest guy. Tall glass windows allow you to get a good glimpse of its interior, reminiscent of Scandinavia; clean surfaces, exposed bricks and neutral furniture. Cool tones are echoed through its playful blue tiles and closely matched cups and saucers. The menu is relativel ...

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Melbourne CBD, VIC

Fukuryu Ramen

Fukuryu Ramen is the latest hotspot to be slurping up bowls of mouth-watering noodle and broth in Melbourne. Despite opening three weeks ago, patrons, streaming in for a taste, stream out with positive reviews, singing praises of their experience. Located in Chinatown, one can be forgiven for having doubtful thoughts as they descend down the laneway and up the concrete stairwell, looking almost li ...

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Melbourne CBD, VIC

Operator25

Melbourne's CBD is kept well caffeinated by the myriad of establishments serving up quality coffee. While generally true given weekdays, this concentration becomes heavily diluted on weekends, especially towards the Flagstaff end. Cue Operator25, a true hero that ensures the crowds, even on a Sunday, gets their coffee hit and perhaps a side of brunch. Located in a heritage listed building, the int ...