As we walked past Queen Victoria Market on our way for lunch, my friend dragged me into the Deli Hall to introduce me to Boreks for a snack (I was getting quite Hangry at this point).
I made a booking here over the phone for a table of 8 for a Saturday night at 7:30pm. Since there were road works, everyone turned up late, luckily the restaurant was understanding since literally almost all their reservations were stuck in traffic. Anywho, it’s a really cute place and people will generally miss the front door but since I’ve been hanging to come here, I knew exactly where it was yo!
I finally got to come here and I decided to take Mr D out (Yes, I took him and not the other way around, Ka-ching!). We got there at 11:30am on a Saturday and thank god they open at 11:30am!
It was date day and Mr D took me to a little hidden cafe in Melbourne CBD (he knows I love those hidden places) and it looked like it was literally in someone’s teeny house. We stepped in and the decor was amazingly adorable with little pot plants everywhere. Be warned though, there is very limited seating (in other words real cosy). We were lucky enough to found a table and ordered our coffees! My latte was pretty good, not amazing but still very decent. Look how cute the swan is though (YAY!!).
So I walked past this place in Chinatown on an outing and decided to make a date with a friend to come here since we both LOVE durian (KING OF THE FRUITS!! YEAAAH). We got here late on a Wednesday night and it wasn’t particularly busy. We found a table and looked through the menu. I got myself a durian smoothie (such a sucker for it, seriously) and my friend got the durian mille crepe. I found the smoothie to be very disappointing, it tasted literally like milk with a teeny tiny hint of durian. Where was the durian flavour? Where was the amazing exotic fruit? Dun dun dunnnn….disappointment was what I got. My friend’s Durian Mille Crepe was actually pretty good. You could taste the durian.
So it was a catch up with my stooges again and this time we wanted to try Armenian cuisine (we had to google where Armenia was….) so we booked Sezar! We were running a bit late and called them to let us know and they were so great, telling us it was okay and to take our time. When we finally got there, we were seated ordered gin and tonics (Yes we are like old men trapped in women’s bodies haha).
We decided to order various dishes to share. First up were the small dishes and we got the seared hervey bay scallops with cauliflower puree, cumin caramal and zaatar. This was so beautiful. A plus that we love scallops too!
I finally got to come here for lunch and of course was expecting a huge queue (as you do in Melbourne these days…sigh) and of course there was. We put our name down and 20 minutes later we got a table (had to share the huge table but who cares, we’re in!).
I got the baked eggs Duex which comes with chorizo, potato, piquillo peppers, queso mahon, toasted almonds, creamy aioli and EGGS!!! This was amazing! Such a winter warmer and careful, because the pot is HOT(don’t burn yourself like I did). Must get dish! Sure it’s filling but isn’t that why you came here? To get full!!
It’s Sunday noon and guess where we’re heading, to have some cheese and wine for LUNCH (how fancy is that yo??)! There is two locations – St Kilda and Carlton and we were booked in for the Carlton one for the 12PM session which goes for two hours. So out of the dreary Melbourne weather (windy and rainy all day…) and into the licensed Fromagerie we go.
I came here for lunch on a Friday arvo around 2.15pm (soooo late but we were busy…sigh) with some workmates. We walked in and found the place to be busy but still having some free tables.
Our last stop on my work trip and we were in Coffs Harbour. We stopped at Cocoa Cafe for breakkie since I can’t function without any food (like anyone else could, seriously). It was a really cute cafe and the staff were really friendly. It was quite busy but had a great atmosphere. We were seated and I ordered a glass of orange juice (LOVE OJ!!) and it was freshly juiced.