Milkwood

A lovely unassuming cafe tucked away in the quieter part of Brunswick East, Milkwood looks like a small cafe, seating a handful of tables. However, once directed to the back, ‘through the French Lattice’ we are greeted with a well lit urban eating space which is charming and comfortable. The Chocolate Malted Milkshake ($5.5) is … More Milkwood

Hobba

Set in a hip gutted out warehouse style concrete decorated building, Hobba evokes an image of pram-moms who come with their very young children and sit and catch up over coffee. It is, after all, highly spacious, and one of the few cafes in Melbourne which can afford to do so. The Pea and Halloumi … More Hobba

Bluebird Espresso

Bluebird Espresso has an unassuming storefront in Collingwood but judging by the wait time and significant lines, it is definitely a popular spot for brunch in the North. The decor is cute, the waitstaff hipster trendy and the dishes mouthwatering. Toasted cornbread w/ avocado, salsa fresca, poached egg & jalapeno drizzle + chorizo ($17.5 + $2.5). Though … More Bluebird Espresso

Merchants Guild

When I drove past Merchants Guild randomly I got so excited there was a potentially great brunch place on that side of town, which I could call on when needed. I waited in line whilst the café buzzed with customers eating their delicious food and wished they would all hurry up so I could similarly … More Merchants Guild

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

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)

The Stables of Como

This beautiful reinvented stable building at the back of the Como gardens is an incredibly tranquil and calming area to eat brunch or settle down for a scone post garden-wander. Upon entering, you are greeted by a display of cakes and sweets stretching the length of the room, it’s pretty difficult to not want to … More The Stables of Como