Carmine’s

One of my favourite places to visit on Lygon street whenever a pasta-craving hits, the pasta I got recommended the first time I went went on to be my usual order every time after! I also loved how friendly and attentive the waiters were, and that there were generations working in the shop! My first […]

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Humble Rays

A spacious brunch place lodged between the city and Melbourne Uni, Humble Rays seems to be a frequent haunt for many of my friends, although I myself have only been twice. The layout and decor is minimalistic and neat, and the glass doors certainly allow some “rays” of natural light in and add to the […]

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Coda

Taking a chance on a place that was rated well on Urbanspoon, my friends and I dropped by the inconspicuous (read: hard to find) asian fusion restaurant; Coda. Following google maps, the restaurant is located in a tiny alleyway with only a very nondescript sign on the side of the building as well as on […]

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Vlado’s

A favourite of my brother’s, Vlado’s is a grilled steakhouse that has a set menu of which your only choices are which cut of meat you would like. Though it doesn’t seem so, the restaurant fits quite a number of customers however I would advise calling ahead to book if you choose to visit. Aside […]

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The Spot on Melbourne

A cousin of mine pointed me to The Spot on Melbourne, asking for my thoughts on their soup as we had similar tastes and he claimed that this cafe had a pretty decent Pho on offer. He did, however, warn me beforehand that unlike the usual authentic-style huge portions at Vietnamese restaurants, TSoM served western-styled […]

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Tonkatsu Maisen

Happened upon this place when exploring around our hotel in Shibuya, and ended up going back another 2 times during the same trip! Tonkatsu is one of my favourite dishes and Tonkatsu Maisen’s dishes are mouth-wateringly delicious. Most tonkatsu look more or less the same, however I did go with a kurobuta (black pork) hire […]

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+39

My brother’s favourite pizza restaurant, +39 has a substantial selection of unique pizza combinations as well as a decent variety of pastas available. Below, are the blue swimmer crab spaghetti, their signature +39 pizza and even their 39 layers lasagna. The pizzas were light and delicious, with a crispy thin crusts. Lasagna was yummy and […]

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Brick Lane (formerly Rustica)

Brick Lane, formerly known as Rustica Cafe, is located in the tiny Guildford Lane near Melbourne Central. My father is a big fan of their coffee and croissants and keeps a loyalty card which he whips out every time he’s in Melbourne. An Aussie staple, I usually go for their smash avo brunch, which is […]

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