Eating & Drinking

FLEMINGTON FARMERS MARKET

I love a good Farmers Market. Where the stallholders are locals, everyone knows each other and there’s at least one sausage sizzle.

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O ORGANIC CAFE : SYDNEY

You know you had a good weekend when you pledge to begin some kind of health/fitness kick on the Monday. For my housemates and I that was us on Monday night after a long weekend away in Sydney. It was hedonistic in the best kind of way – friends, food, sun, lunchtime mimosas, brunch, more drinks and pancakes.

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SERVED WITH PRIDE: PROUD MARYS

House-hunting is the worst. As much as I enjoy snooping around other people’s homes, repeatedly leaving work early or waking up at 8am on a Saturday morning gets a little tiresome.

Tuesday’s (unsuccessful) house viewing was made a little brighter as it brought us right near Proud Mary at lunchtime. One of Collingwood’s most beloved cafes it’s been on my list since I moved to Melbourne but the prospect of staggeringly long queues on weekends had put me off.

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NOT A JOKE: KNOCK KNOCK CAFE

Knock Knock!
Who’s there?
Orange juice!
Orange juice who?
Orange juice going to talk to me!

I’m sorry but also… not really. Please comment your favourite knock knock joke so we can start an amazing knock knock joke comment thread – the more ‘dad joke’ the better. I haven’t had my coffee this morning – can you tell??

All jokes aside, serious cafe time.
I saw Knock Knock cafe on Allergic In Melbourne’s blog last week and her breakfast looked so tasty I had to visit it myself.

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ZEN DINING: BLUE BUDDHA CAFE

Returning to work after a holiday is difficult. I spent last week/weekend in Perth for a wedding (which was lovely) and enjoying the weather (which was lovely). Back in Melbourne the weather is not so lovely…. let’s hope spring comes back asap!
(PS – Apologies there’s no ‘Weekend Wanderings’ this week, I was too busy eating and drinking in Perth to see what was happening back home.)

What has helped with my post holiday blues was my first visit to my new favourite lunchtime spot – Blue Buddha Cafe.

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SAY MMM: SAYERS

Sayers is always one of my first stops when I’m in Perth because, well, just look at this plate of deliciousness.

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MIGHTY FINE FOOD: MIGHTY BOY EATERY

I love it when a new cafe opens up less than 500m from your front door.

Mighty Boy is the newest eatery on the city end of Gertrude Street. They’re so new they don’t have eftpos set up yet so make sure you’ve got some cash if you’re planning a visit.

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BROTHL: (NOT THE SEX KIND)

I finally, FINALLY made it to Brothl and it was well worth the wait.

Please don’t be alarmed I’m about to start reviewing establishments for ladies of the night, Brothl is the revamping of Joost Bakker’s Silo.
Like its predecessor it’s a no waste, enviro friendly cafe/restaurant but with an emphasis on broth – you really won’t find much else on the menu aside from broth. But this isn’t the dishwater tasting grey soup you might have been served in your youth (no offence mum). Brothl creates its broth from organic, local produce and sources their bones and other bits from some of Melbourne’s best restaurants.

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Beef broth + extra goodies.

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EATING LIKE A (HEALTHY) GIANT: YONG GREEN FOOD

Yong Green Food has been a long time favourite restaurant of mine but it’s only recently that I’ve discovered their other appeal – they serve the world’s tiniest sushi*.

Look how small it is!

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GIMME RAW: RAW TRADER

Another week, another healthy/organic/ raw cafe opening in Melbourne. As a long time raw dessert fan (I’ve broken many blenders chopping nuts and dates) this is all delicious, raw music to my ears.

Raw Trader in the CBD is the newest to open offering a range of handmade raw desserts, granola and chia puddings alongside hot and cold coffees, hot chocolates, juices and smoothies.

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