Did someone say donuts? The Oakleigh Doughnut Co did. Located smack bang in the busy street of Portman Street sits a bright and cosy shop with neon lights telling you what’s inside! Order up fellas!
Flovie Florist Cafe is the new baby in Carlton, newly opened for 6 weeks and already there’s a queue on the outside. A place for brunch AND to buy flowers, it’s definitely a new concept in Melbourne and we’re loving it. It’s a very instagrammable cafe where it’s easily accessible, there’s a lot of pros to this place already. We arrived just before 10AM on a Sunday and got a table straight away because if we arrived even 5 minutes later, we would have been lining up outside.
I’m a Nhu Lan kinda gal when it comes to banh mi thit so when someone says to check out a Vietnamese pork roll joint, my mind instantly goes into using Nhu Lan as the standard. Bun Bun Bakery wasn’t too busy when we got there. Like every other Banh Mi joint, it doesn’t have seating and it’s a quick in and out kinda place.
La Bohemia cafe is a little gem hidden away in Nobel Park. It’s small, cute and ran but friendly staff. We ordered our meals the day before (we had that day) so we could eat quickly and get back to the grind after lunch. The food came out quick smart and we were ready to chow down.
TSK is the the new sushi joint in town and I was luckily enough to be invited to their opening launch in South Melbourne. Music pumping, free flowing alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinkies, who couldn’t be more excited.
On the busy street of Union Road in Ascot Vale sits a humble cafe with a relaxed atmosphere and interior design. Little Byrd doesn’t have a massive sign out front but you know which one it is with locals sitting outside and inside laughing with their cup of coffe/tea/juice/chocolate. I thought it’ll be a great daddy daughter day and showed daddy bear the ropes of a Melbourne brunch.
Daddy bear got the long macchiato and holy smokes it was good. It was strong, it was full bodied AND it definitely had a huge punch to it and I can guarantee you that it’ll knock you straight into next week.
Long Macchiato – $4
A night out in town means a night of snacking! We stumbled our way towards Biggie Smalls in Windsor at 11pm and there was hardly anyone there. We got in and was served real quick. With hip hop playing in the background, the food turned up oh so quick and we were famished!
Lunch time again AND it’s time to check out the rest of Nexus court. Arbor cafe was also packed with people checking in on their lunch break and they have a sit down menu OR have a quick feed with scrumptious sandwiches or wraps. We stumbled in, order at the front and sat our booties down in anticipation of our food.
Another day, another burger. We hit up The Little Food Hut and yes, I was warned that it’s going to have a greasy dirty feel to it but I was guaranteed a good feed. So off we went and it literally was a little take away store with a few tables in the inside and a few tables and crates on the outside.
Another little spot for work lunch and this time there’s DUMPLINGS! Ma Long Kitchen Dumplings is located in Nexus court surrounded by other cafes and business blocks, it definitely gets busy. There’s not a lot of seating so you either gotta get there early or you just have it takeaway. So line up, tuck in and get ready for those dumplings!