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Top 10 Things to do in Melbourne

Here are my 10 favourites things to do in Melbourne! Take the Hidden Secrets Laneways and Arcades walking tour – This is the best Melbourne tour encompassing art, architecture, history, pop culture, shopping, fashion, cafes, restaurants and bars; they have it all!  If you like this tour they also do several other amazing tours (coffee […]

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Top 10 Romantic Things to do in Melbourne

Here are my Top 10 Romantic Things to do in Melbourne. A walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens.  In summer enjoy a harp concert each Tuesday or in winter enjoy the camellia gardens which will be in full bloom. Lunch at Vue de monde.  You may think that this is too expensive and that bookings are impossible to […]

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St Ali

For years now St Ali has quietly been conquering Melbourne’s coffee and cafe world.  Tucked away on an unassuming lane-way in South Melbourne is an old warehouse conversion that is one of Melbourne’s most well known and  popular cafes.  The ambiance is casual with second hand tables and massive old posters adorning the cavernous interior […]

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Cherry and Twigs

Take an architect looking for a tree change.  Instead of moving to the countryside you open a cafe, place a few very cool artistic representations of trees in the cafe and voila, your tree change!  Ray has done just that and in the process has created a great little spot tucked in a lane-way that […]

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Cutler & Co

Every once in a while there is a sublime moment in your life when everything comes together and you are at one with the universe.  Cutler & Co is the dining equivalent of this. Located on Über trendy Gertrude Street, Fiztroy Cutler & Co is without a doubt one of the best dining experiences you […]

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Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in Melbourne

Here are my top 10 favourites for fine dining in Melbourne! Vue de monde Cutler & Co Ezard Donovans Shoya Bistro Vue Epocha Brooks Moon Under Water Becco   Enjoyed my post?   Want to keep up with great things to do around Melbourne, Australia and the world?  Please feel free to subscribe to my […]

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Brunetti’s

One of the greatest things about Melbourne is its multiculturalism.   Melbourne profited from a large migration of Italians who came post world war two in search of a better life for themselves and their families.   The majority of these new Melburnians settled in the inner north and Melbourne’s Little Italy, Lygon Street was […]

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Moon Under Water

Enter Melbourne’s newest sensation Moon Under Water; Andrew McConnell’s new offering in the Builders Arms Hotel on Gertrude Street Fitzroy.   Moon Under Water takes its name from a George Orwell essay in which he outlines all of the elements required to create the perfect pub.   McConnell has created in many ways a modern […]

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Rubira’s @ Swallows

Located in Port Melbourne this gem of a find should be your first destination for some of the freshest seafood in Melbourne.  This is where the in the know of Melbourne come for seafood.   John Rubira has been in the seafood game for 30 years and he has the connections that afford him first […]

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Grain Store

Tucked away on Flinders Lane in the New York end of the city is a gem of a cafe that is sure to be all the rage in Melbourne’s competitive cafe scene, Grain Store.  Run by two experienced restauranteurs Ingo Meissner, the culinary master and Annika Kreusel, the charming front of house manager.  Together they […]

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Cantina della Casa

One of the great things about Melbourne is that you don’t have to pay a fortune to eat well.  Enter Cantina della Casa, open only two weeks this cafe/bar is already one of my absolute favourites.  The cantina is the newest brainchild from the same people who brought you Bar Lourinha in Lt Collins Street […]

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Melbourne’s Best Retailers

Melbourne is renown for the best shopping in Australia, so here is your shopaholic guide to the city. My list is a selection of the best retail experiences Melbourne has to offer.  Shops include local designers and international brands.  Each store provides the best in design, innovative products and service. I hope you have fun […]

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Melbourne’s Best Restaurants

Melbourne is renown around the world for being one of the world’s great foodie cities.  What’s special about Melbourne is that not only do we have great restaurants, Melburnians also have a passion for  dining out.  Restaurants are one of the main social outlets for our city and Melbourne’s culinary arts are showcased in kitchen […]

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Top 10 Coffees in Melbourne

Here are my 10 favourite cups of coffee in Melbourne Patricia Proud Mary St Ali Brother Baba Budan De Clieu Market Lane Sensory Lab Penny Farthing Espresso Umberto Espresso Bar Cherry and Twigs Enjoyed my post?   Want to keep up with great things to do around Melbourne, Australia and the world?  Please feel free […]

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