It’s lunchtime at work and we ventured out to Brandon Park Shopping Centre for a bit of Vietnamese food. Well, specifically pho for Ms Curly Fries and for me, Bun Bo Hue (BBH). We headed to Pho Village in the Brandon Park food court and yep, it’s crowded but the service was real quick. For only $11 you can get a steaming bowl of pho. Unfortunately I didn’t get a photo of the pho but it was pretty good pho. It was light, had all the right flavours and it was enough to me safe and warm. Definitely a recommended dish.
I went for the BBH and boy was that a mistake. It didn’t have the right flavours and it tasted very diluted which was a shame.
Bun Bo Hue – $11
If you’re in the area and want a pretty decent pho from a food court, I’d definitely recommend Pho Village. However, just keep in mind to just get the pho and steer clear of the BBH.
580 Springvale Rd, Wheelers Hill VIC 3150
Tel: 0456 019 732
Whilst walking around Camberwell looking for a quick feed we stumbled upon Miss Korea Kitchen and I’m a sucker for Korean food (thank you Mr D for introducing kimchi into my life) so we plopped our booties down and flicked through the menu. The staff greeted us with massive smiles on their faces and it had such a casual ambiance.
Work lunchies mean a new place to explore. 57 Cafe Bar Restaurant located on the outside of the Pinewood Shopping Centre and there’s plenty of parking around so it’s not too hectic. The staff were super friendly and we were a large group so we ordered the day before so the food could come out quick smart. Unfortunately, it came out so quite slow which was a shame. Now, back to the food.
It was my big 3-0 and Mr D was frantically looking for a place to take me since I’ve already celebrated my birthday in South Australia and we’ll also be going to Japan (woohoo!! who says I caught the travel bug?). He stumbled upon Matilda 159 which is another little venue owned by Scott Pickett. So I was obvs excited when I heard where Mr D was taking me!
Unabara has been on my radar for a while and they’ve opened up a second branch in Emporium (first being in Melbourne Central). Unabara in Emporium is on level 1 and it’s pretty spacious and lets you know that they specialise in lobsters and oysters.
There’s a new guy in town and they’re serving up brunch, lunch and coffees – so I’m basically trying to say a cafe! Located 8 minutes from Chaddy, Stocksville sits just off the main road tucked away. Not so tucked away that no one knows about it because it definitely gets busy. Stylish, friendly and welcoming, Stocksville sure knows how to make you feel comfy and wanting to stay.
There’s a new guy in town and he’s ready to rock your after work drinks games. Enter Young’s Wine Room. They just opened in late Feb and I was invited to attend their launch night. There’s a small outdoor area, an epic looking bar and lots of places for you to enjoy your drinks or get nice and cosy on a date.
Il Dolce Freddo is located on the busy street of Lygon street and has been around FOREVER! I’ve been here a few times back in the day when I was at uni (feels like forever ago) and it has recently changed management. So that means new flavours and a new look.
Cafes and brunches are a big part of Melbourne culture and there’s never a shortage of cafes to visit. One popped up four months ago in Fitzroy just off the busy streets of Brunswick Street. A very modest Cafe Louis on Moor street is very inviting and when you step inside, it’s so spacious that you’ll forget the hustle and bustle of the busy streets. Voted as one of the most beautiful cafes in Melbourne, you will definitely understand when you stepped inside, exactly how both Ms Curly Fries and I found out.
On the busy street of Lygon in Brunswick East sits an Italian Eatery called Da Peppe. Walking in you definitely get a warm vibe and the staff are so friendly that you can’t help but smile when they speak to you. We sat down and was so excited to check out the food.