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.
Whenever I have Xiao Long Bao cravings I always head to Forest Hill. However, I found out that there’s a new dumpling place in Eastland that also serves XLB AND it’s closer to home. So I convinced (by convinced I kinda made him) Mr D to take me on a dumpling date. It’s located near the cinemas and right opposite to Gami and there were plenty of seats (I guess it’s because we went in midday in the middle of the week). The ordering process is so easy, there’s a clipboard on your table, you fill in what you want and BAM hand it over to the staff and they’ll bring the food out to you. So no required interaction at all.
Since I had a few weeks off before I start my new job (Wooohooo!) so I decided to catch up with the Creative couple for some coffee (because we’re fancy YO!). They took me to Jasper’s Coffee in Highpoint because well, I don’t really go to coffee places since I don’t drink coffee. Anywho, we walked in, found a booth and decided what we all wanted.
Needing a fast lunch before we meet some customers, my work colleague pulled me into Thai Concept for some fast and greasy Thai food. Walking in, we were greeted by friendly smiles and it was a small eatery but enough for a take-away joint. We got seated and put our order through.
One of my new workmates that had just started was so ecstatic when we walked past Spurs because it reminded him of back home in South Africa. So of course, we went inside to relive his childhood. It’s a mexican / steak joint that has the same atmosphere as TGI Friday’s, well that’s how I would compare it with. We walked in and was seated and our orders were taken immediately. However, that was where the great experience ended for us.
I haven’t seen Mr Slowpoke in a while so it meant, catch up time. We decided to go somewhere local and he suggested Red Beetle Cafe in Caroline Springs (it wasn’t THAT local). It wasn’t too busy when we got there which is always a plus in my books and we sat our tooshies down.
Highpoint has a lot of places for coffee if you get a tad tired from shopping and that’s exactly what we did, drop by Cacao for some pick me up caffeine.