Middle Eastern Flavors @ Oasis Bakery

Hot deserts, colorful robes, grand temples, festive music, beautiful oil lamps, Persian dips, tasty cheeses, exotic spices… for all things Middle Eastern, Oasis Bakery is your place to be. Oasis Bakery is your one stop shop for grocery items, a bakery selling fresh pastries and cheeses, and a cafe serving Middle Eastern flavored dishes. I…

Kyoto Cafe @ Eastland Ringwood

There are many things I love about eating at Kyoto Cafe. Over the last few months, I have been at least five times and I would still go back for more. Located at Eastland Town Square, the restaurant is very spacious, with outdoor and two-storey indoor seating. I like sitting outside because the lighting inside…

Colorful Brunch @ Three Monkeys Place

Found another local goodie on the east side of town! Three Monkeys Place is a small but cosy cafe in the busy Jackson Court area just 10 min from Doncaster Shopping Center. There’s a huge car park in front of the cafe so that is another bonus of eating here.The number of items on their…

Winter Delights @ Baba Sus

Last week I went to Baba Sus again to try out their new winter menu. What a delight it was!  As per tradition, we could not go to Baba Sus without ordering their signature Hong Kong Egg Waffle. Read my earlier review of Baba Sus at “Hong Kong Egg Waffles” In addition to the waffles,…

A Hidden Gem @ Miss Peppercorn

I love it when I discover a new trendy cafe in the local area. That excitement of, “omg I need to try it out”, “omg i need to take photos” rushes over me. I feel like a little kid being given a lollypop. This week’s cafe rave is a place called Miss Peppercorn located in Blackburn South (8 Lawrence Street, just off Canterbury Road). Visit them at: facebook twitter instagram

Miss Peppercorn is one of my latest hang out spots for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and afternoon tea! There are many things I love about this cafe. First, is the atmosphere. Miss Peppercorn gives off a warm at-home feeling. When the weather is cold, the staff have blankets dangling on chairs for customers to use. I really like the simplistic white & blue decor they use. The table ornaments as well as the general decor of the cafe is very cute and makes for good photography material. What I like in particular are the white shelves stacked with jam jars, pot plants and other miscellaneous items. It feels really homely and very trendy.

Cafe life @ Mr Hendricks

Being an avid Instagramer (visit me here) like myself,  I like to keep up to date with all the cool roadtrip places and hip cafes around. For example,  I saw many people post about Mr Hendricks, so of course, I had to go and try it out for myself. Rarely do I go out into…

Hong Kong Egg Waffles @Baba Sus

After hearing about how good the Hong Kong Egg Waffles at Baba Sus are, of course I had to go and check it out for myself. Baba Sus is located right next to Burwood train station, away from the busy Toorak road and surrounded by peaceful suburban streets and houses. The inside of the cafe is warm and relaxed, with pretty dangling lights hanging over the counter.

Food Galore @Providence Cafe

Over the weekend, I attended a food photography workshop at Providence Cafe, just outside the CBD, in Carlton North. We were taught by foodie and passionate photographer, Matt Craike (check out his Instagram at @eating.melbourne).  Matt shared his tips and tricks to getting the best food photo. He touched on 3 major components: lighting, composition,…

Wanderlust Adventures Continue @ Cardinia & Silvan Reservoir

Before summer ended and before university started,  I went on a drive through the mountains to the beautiful Cardinia Reservoir in Emerald, then up the mountain road to Silvan Reservoir (in Silvan) , before returning to Rayner’s Orchards in Woori Yallock for a second time to buy more bags of stone fruit! An approximate of…

Brunching @ Frankie Says

With summer holidays coming to an end, and the bucket-list of cafes and places to visit forever growing, I am trying to tick as many things off before classes start in a week. Last weekend, I went with a friend to a breakfast / brunch placed called Frankie Says  located on 15 Acacia Place, Abbotsford, …

The Farm Cafe @ Abbotsford

Despite growing up in the suburbs of Melbourne, I have actually never been to Abbotsford before. Maybe I have driven by, but never have I ever walked down its streets or eaten at any of the cafes in that area. About two weeks ago, I went with a friend to the famous Abbotsford Convent. We…

Aunt Billies Cafe @ Blackburn

The cafe / coffee culture here in Melbourne is huge with a capital H, and I have to say I am very proud to be part of this culture. I am no coffee fan but I do love my cafe food. Earlier this year, as I was driving along Surrey Road,  I find this very…