(arranged by city/suburb in alphabetical order)
- albert park
hapsburg empire verdict: unpretentious and relaxed – the perfect “local”
mart130 verdict: the bircher is a stand out!
priscilla jones verdict: set-up perfectly for friends, kids + pets in the historic gasworks arts precinct!
truman verdict: a truman brekkie is certainly tasty!
le petit prince verdict:a charming little prince, stamping a new identify with a colourful and vibrant asian-inspired menu
the lovebird verdict: just love-ly!
two kings café verdict: it’s a big call but… ‘best poached eggs we’ve had in melbourne!’
north east precinct verdict: quality food, coffee + people with so much more to it than just the café!
brighton schoolhouse verdict: top marks!
cafe largo verdict: cafe largo, brighton is better with you in it!
martin st cafe + providore verdict: a lovely bayside local
- brunswick / brunswick west
day of the donut a pop of donut market featuring all day donuts, cobb lane bakery, ascot food store + aunty pegs by pmc
little peacock verdict:trying only one dish is not enough! revist definitely required!
lolo + wren verdict: oozes love + pride… and that banoffee porridge!!!
- carlton / carlton north
green park dining verdict:put a few foodies together, feed us good coffee + cake and yep, we’re pretty much in heaven!
providence cafe verdict: delightful, delicious + decadent!
the vertue of the coffee drink verdict: both virtuous + virtuous!
arbory bar + eatery verdict: a winning combination (and that view!)
cecconi’s verdict:beautiful breakfast with italian influence… bellisimo!
cumulus inc. verdict: as good as the rumours
cumulus inc. ii verdict: andrew mcconnell can do no wrong!
cherry + twigs verdict: super cute, cosy and comforting!
dip in cafe verdict: sensational flavours + perfect unashamed seasoning
the grain store verdict: would go again
the hardware société verdict: loved!
hardware society ii verdict: just as good the 2nd time around
operator25 verdict: it brew my mind (aka visit pronto!)
operator25 ii verdict: definitely still a huge fan!
operator 25 v3.0 verdict: hit the redial… i’ll be back again!
manchester press verdict: seriously cool!
oli + levi verdict: amazing coffee
silo by joost verdict: perfect for the sustainability-conscious (unfortunately now closed)
stoke bar + kitchen verdict: #imstoked
lemon middle and orange verdict: thoroughly enjoyable
proud mary verdict: much love for the harissa + almond milk latte; not so much for my “sold out” hotcake
glovers station verdict: glovers service stations get’s a new lease on life!
little sunflower café verdict: i couldn’t help but leave smiling from ear to ear!
st rose verdict: essendon, i have a feeling i’ll be back!
addict verdict: sign me up for addict-(not-so)-anonymous!
broadsheet restaurant verdict: check it out before it closes 2nd august! (now closed)
hammer + tong verdict: urbanspoon #1 on the top 10 in melbourne for good reason!
sir charles verdict: i am not worthy sir… simply amazing!
stagger lee’s verdict: they serve coco pops… enough said!
stagger lee’s ii verdict: staggeringly good, as always!
phat milk verdict: creative, unique + delicious!
footscray milking station verdict: a fantastic footscray find
pod @ pid (post industrial design) verdict: a great combination: beautiful gifts + homewares + great coffee
rudimentary verdict: a very cool refurb + far from rudimentary
- glen huntly
st zita’s verdict: i’d be pretty happy to call this my local
bread and jam for frances verdict: just right
crabapple kitchen verdict: definitely worth a second visit
hello sailor verdict: sailing into a bright future (pardon the pun!)
mallalieu boutique + artisan deli verdict: one special place!
muharam cafe verdict: some issues to iron out – but the potential is there
muharam ii verdict: well and truly redeemed itself!
caffe la via verdict: much to offer the malvern-end of glenferrie road
- middle park
montague park food store verdict: the perfect “local”
- north melbourne
auction rooms verdict: great vibe + worth a try
auction rooms ii verdict: brilliant atmosphere and delicious food – worthy of a second visit
- port melbourne
little rose verdict: a gem
tall timber verdict: pretty good, but not amazing
a thousand blessings verdict: how blessed we are!
feast of merit verdict: delicious food with a middle-eastern influence + socially-conscious philosophy
feast of merit, spring 2015 menu launch verdict: middle east meets melbourne
fifty acres verdict: there’s something special about this place!
friends of mine verdict: not blown away but very happy
gypsey + mosquito verdict: a unique taste of Australia
long story short verdict: long story short… pretty good
lumberjack verdict: oh, i’m a lumberjack, and i’m okay!
patch verdict: nothing to patch up here!
reunion + co verdict: until we meet again!
three one2one verdict: kudos to you three one2one!
top paddock verdict: i’m a huge fan!
top paddock ii verdict: very worthy of ‘best cafe 2014’
touchwood verdict: a great escape from the cold
hunter + barrel (eastland) verdict: a meat-lovers delight!
the bond store verdict: consistently good
waterslide bar verdict: southgate has a new attraction!
- south melbourne
bibelot verdict: move over zumbo!
chez dre verdict: delicious
chez dre ii verdict: food amazing as always
chez dré iii verdict: hands down, my fave in melbourne
deadman espresso verdict: a unique + memorable difference – no monochrome here!
freestyle espresso verdict: full of unique and personalised style in a lesser known (but just as cool!) street in south mebourne
gas eatery verdict: amazing
gas eatery ii verdict: comfort food indulgence
let me be frank verdict: to be frank: pretty good!
magic on ferrars verdict: bringing the magic to ferrars st
magic ii verdict: with all that vibrant colour – you can help but leave feeling reinvigorated!
st ali verdict: good food, disappointing service
- south yarra
darling café verdict: just darling!
drugstore espresso verdict: perhaps the heat got the better of them today?
einstein’s relative verdict: can’t wait to try the new menu!
stables of como verdict: a romantic brunch + delightful english garden.. all in suburban Melbourne
two birds one stone verdict: fabulous brunching for these two birds!
- st kilda
hannah verdict: top spot! (see what i did there?)
chato verdict: chato joins a small but impressive list of thornbury establishments serving up a unique spanish-inspired breakfast
townhouse verdict: great first impression backed up with great food, coffee + service
journeyman verdict: worth the journey if you’re not already a local!
mr mister verdict: hats off to you mister!
zimari verdict: flavourful greek food with a touch of melbourne added in for good measure!
giddyup mule verdict: get on ya bike and get down to Yarraville!
- sydney cbd
pablo + rustys verdict: fresh + vibrant
- country victoria
cherry walk, bright verdict: cheerful, bright + just lovely (boom boom!)