Waffee

Chanced by this lovely cosy shop front on the way down Swanston Street. By chanced, I mean my nose dragged my in, hook line and sinker. If there’s one thing I cannot resist, it’s freshly baked pastries, in this case, WAFFLES! If you can resist the smell for a while, you’ll notice PUNZ and a … More Waffee

MakMak – Sydney

Set a fair way into suburban Newtown, this tiny storefront is dedicated to churning out delicious varieties of macarons, and only macarons. Given this focus, it’s no wonder why they do what they do so well; and in a time where most would turn to Laduree or Zumbo for their sweet hit, MakMak are holding their own. … More MakMak – Sydney

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

Vapiano

Vapiano has developed an incredibly interesting ordering concept for their good quality Italian food. Diners are given a card resembling a credit card, which is used to track your order throughout each station (pasta, pizza, drinks, dessert). Their claim to fame is freshly made pasta and pizza bases, so you can either wait for your … More Vapiano

Charlie Dumpling

Charlie Dumpling lives in Prahran, near a lot of other asian fusion restaurants, but you will notice that on most nights, it is always packed. Experiencing the food makes you realise why, as the creators of this asian-fusion have hit all the right buttons in your taste console.   The Yellowfin tuna sashimi, pink lady … More Charlie Dumpling

Meatmaiden

Meatmaiden is of course, the (little) sister (daughter) restaurant of Meatmother in Richmond. It is by no means, a small joint. That underground hideaway is a big maafakka, and because we went down on a certain public holiday where you aren’t meant to eat meat, it was pretty empty. I highly doubt it is like … More Meatmaiden

Bistro Vue

I am often found wandering the city late-ish at night, trying to find a dessert to satiate my stomach post-dinner (and/or first dessert). One of my qualms with the CBD is the lack of dedicated dessert cafes or restaurants, or the ones which are present, being ridiculously overpriced, or not even coming near what I … More Bistro Vue