Tivoli Road Bakery

Tucked away on a nice road, Tivoli Road in fact, this bakery is a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of Chapel and Toorak. They stuff their sandwiches full of gourmet fillings and offer all sorts of tempting pastries. Despite getting rid of their delectable cronuts a while ago, Tivoli Rd still manage to … More Tivoli Road Bakery

Nieuw Amsterdam

I excitedly booked this one in due to its instant popularity on the Urbanspoon charts, and by jove it did not disappoint. Another unmarked entrance meant I almost walked past but it turns out Nieuw Amsterdam is in the old Puggs Mahone.  The décor in the bar below is much the same, moody lighting but … More Nieuw Amsterdam

Little Ramen Bar

Always on the search for a good hearty ramen in Melbourne, I found out about this tiny shop a few years back, but recently revisited it to double check their standard. There is often a queue forming outside the door but they shuffle you through quite quickly. On this occasion we opted for an outside … More Little Ramen Bar

Top Paddock (take 2)

I returned to Top Paddock to gleefully embrace their (my) Ricotta Hotcake with my tastebuds and I must say it didn’t disappoint. Despite returning there on a busy Sunday morning, the wait was neither long nor tedious, partly due to the cleverly placed celebratory Easter Egg Hunt on the lawns opposite their beautiful building. Though … More Top Paddock (take 2)

Darac Grill & Bar

A cosy Korean slash Japanese style restaurant with quite an extensive menu, well loved by surrounding uni students and workers alike. We didn’t have to make a booking for a Wednesday night, though the restaurant was quite full when we arrived.     The first dish we tried was the Grilled Sashimi Set 2 (seared … More Darac Grill & Bar