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

Le Bon Ton

Le Bon Ton Bloody Mary: Ketel-one vodka, house-smoked tomatoes, char-grilled capsicum, fresh citrus and Old Bay seasoning, house pickle juice, jalapeno hot sauce and a splash of red wine ($18.0). A very fancy Blood Mary with many layers, though ultimately slightly sweet for my liking, and definitely not thick enough. I quite enjoyed the Chili … More Le Bon Ton

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

Bomba Downstairs

I definitely did not expect the warm and inviting atmosphere when I walked into Bomba – I thought it would be another loud, messy pub/bar type atmosphere where it would take aeons to be served a drink. I was very pleasantly wrong, the menu was tantalising and the bar staff helpful and friendly. And complimentary … More Bomba Downstairs

Cutler & Co.

A beautiful night at Cutler & Co will set you back $130 per person plus a $100 service charge. It’s expensive, but it feels so right. To celebrate a special occasion here will definitely be remembered by all members of the party. Cutler is a set out in a few different ways, a bar-style seating … More Cutler & Co.

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