New job meant new places to eat and we made a booking at Madeline’s at Jells which is located right inside Jells Park by the lake. It’s a very cosy venue and the staff were quite friendly. We were shown to our table and BAM we started ordering because, well, everyone was super duper hungry.
Since I haven’t had a date with mumsy bear in a while, I decided that a brunch date was in order. I didn’t want her to travel too far so we decided to head to Mama Bear in Flemington for some mummy daughter time. There’s a few parking spots in the back streets and there is a tram that goes near Mama Bear so transportation isn’t an issue. Mama Bear is located in a warehouse looking venue and the staff are super friendly and efficient. We made a reservation online and immediately got a table.
The Fish & Burger Co located on the main road in Doncaster East has been opened for over 3 years serving delish burgers and had to undergo a renovation to expand the space. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out that I’ll be checking this place out. There’s plenty of parking on the side streets so don’t stress there and the place does get pretty busy with the locals. Inside the decor is very Melbournian, brick walls half painted, murals of burgers and neon lights – who doesn’t love those?
Pinkie is located just off the main road, Upper Heidelberg Rd and there’s ample parking and they’re all free on the weekends (SCORE!). It gets quite busy so make sure you have your patience pants on because it can range from a 5 -30 mins wait. But while you wait, you can check out all their delish desserts and sandwiches in the cabinet!
There’s a new burger eatery in town and it’s tucked away in Rosanna, an up and coming suburb which means this place will also be up and coming too. Nestled away from the main streets sits Sideshow Burgers, the new boys in town.
Burger Project is a child from Rockpool Dining Group (Neil Perry GUYSSSSS!!!) and so when I have a chance to be in the city, of course I went and tried out Burger Project. We stopped by the Bourke Street one where it’s located smack bang in the middle of office buildings and surrounded by other cool looking restaurants, it does get busy after work. Walking in we were greeted by friendly staff ordered at the front counter.
Baby A has been raving on about Chur Burgers every time we visit him in QLD and when we transit in Sydney on our way home from Vietnam, we saw with our little eyes, a Chur Burger joint sitting by the side inside the airport. So of course, we rushed in to check out this amazing burgers that Baby A keeps talking about.
I haven’t seen Miss Mumma in so long and when there’s an opportunity to see her, you jump on it. Miss Mumma suggested Woolwich Pier Hotel. We got there on a Tuesday night and it was jam packed. The atmosphere was pumping, lively and very pub-y. Miss Mumma got the fried chicken burger but she found it to be quite dry and was average. The chippies were cold and not crunchy at all and she was quite disappointed with the dish.
Fried Chicken Burger – $21
Lightly pickled cabbage slaw, roasted sesame dressing, fiery mayonnaise, classic american cheese & fries
Mr & Mrs Anderson a new cafe which opened in December 2016 which makes it quite fresh on the blockin Hawthorn East. With a focus on sustainability and the majority of produce that is used are from their farm in Moe and straight onto the plate in the cafe. What’s even more impressive? The chef comes from Michelin starred restaurants and have worked in amazing Australian eateries including Attica, 3 bags full and circa just to name a few. The chef is bringing fine dining to cafes and it definitely shows in Mr & Mrs Anderson.
Since we’re finally moving in, we decided to check out the local eats and I’ve been eyeing Rocco’s Burger Cafe every time we drove past and FINALLY we had the opportunity to casually drop by to stuff our faces. It was quite busy when we went at lunch time but when we stepped into the cafe, we were greeted by smiling staff (even though they were super duper busy). You can definitely tell that it’s a family-owned cafe because they pay extra attention to you and they had a different kind of friendliness to them.