Toro Cafe. An unassuming cafe in Mount Waverly. Frequent by local residence and those that work in the area (just like us!). We stumbled on this cafe when the restaurant we wanted to wasn’t open. We walked into Toro Cafe and boy oh boy it was such a quaint cafe. It was cosy AND the staff were super duper friendly.
On Parkstone Ave sits an aptly named cafe, Parkstone. It does get super busy with locals but despite that, there’s plenty of parking. Once you step inside the bustling cafe, you instantly feel welcomed as if you’re part of their family. Despite how busy it was, the staff are very attentive and will help you through the menu to making sure you’re having a great morning.
Amongst the construction in South Yarra lies little bustling cafe called Two Birds One Stone (such a cute name don’t you think?). Many people pop in and out for some coffees and others will wait for a table. We walked in on Sunday morning and boy was it busy. There were people everywhere, staff running around and the sound of coffee being frantically made. We got a table and you know the rules, first we coffee.
A good thing about working in Mulgrave is that you’re real close to plenty of food places to hit up. We decided to venture out and check out Oasis. I’ve heard of Oasis since Mr D regularly brings home sweets for me (sweet right??!) and I was super duper excited to have lunch here. It’s on the main road and there’s a carpark around the back of the venue. As we walked in, there’s the cafe on the right side and a grocer on the left side so after eating, you can definitely pick up anything else you need to bring home.
Mystery L Cafe, a hidden gem in Toorak where plenty of customers come in and out for coffees, dog owners having brunch while the fur baby sits sipping water. Walking in you’re greeted by friendly staff and the smell of coffee and food will definitely cheer even the most hungover up.
If you live anywhere near South Yarra then you have definitely heard of the Tan or The Botanical Gardens. Yep, heaps of Melburnians usually run around The Tan and what happens after the usual run? Brunch and coffee time! Conveniently located in the garden sits Jardin Tan, a Vietnamese and inspired cafe.
Lux Foundry, known for their brunches and coffees and always super busy in Brunswick. The venue itself is large warehouse space and it looks oh so rustic. It’s been a few years since I was here last and I’ve always had an itching to revisit. This time around I brought Mr D and we found plenty of parking around the corner and it was free too (SCORE!).
Living in Melbourne we’ve been spoilt with brunch choices and Camberwell is no exception. Enter Neighbour is not only a warm and cosy venue but it does get super busy. Walking in we were greeted by friendly staff, sat our butts down and waited for the food to come out.
It was Ms Curly Fries last day at work and we headed over to Young and Foolish for a goodbye lunch. It was a nice little cafe, convenient and we got the private area out back which was quite intimate and secluded. The staff were super friendly, accommodating and very patient considering that there were 12 of us there. They got our orders quick smart and we didn’t wait long till our food came out.
Since visiting South America, I’ve grown to South American cuisines and when I heard there’s a Colombian restaurant in town, it was definitely on my list to go to because I’ve never had Colombian food before. Located in the CBD and having only opened for 3 months or so sits Club Colombia. It doesn’t look much from the outside but once you step inside, it was vibrant, it was friendly and with super friendly and welcoming staff.