Hunters’ Roots

A quaint little lunch spot located near Flinders station, I saw some interesting pictures of their meals and decided to give it a try. They use a fill-in system for orders due to their highly customized menu options. They also had a variety of juices and mixes available which were really yummy. Basically the entire […]

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Calia

A staple for most foodies in Melbourne probably, Calia has lived up to its reputation and consistently delivers good modern Japanese dishes. Conveniently placed within the Emporium shopping centre, it’s an easy lunch stop for anyone in the city. Pricey even for Melbourne brunch standard (ranging in the $30s for most dishes, up to $50s), […]

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Omatcha Salon

Had a team meeting here when I worked for a food tour company, and it was recommended by one of the other guides on our team. As the name suggests, it specializes in all things green tea. A pleasant surprise for me was seeing that they had cha soba (green tea soba), which while normal […]

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Glorious Chain Cafe

Walked past this shop with a friend while we were shopping in the area and almost missed it but I got a glimpse of their menu outside and we were surprised to find such a cute cafe that we never noticed until now. The burgers here are at a reasonable price considering how generous the […]

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若松屋 (Wakamatsuya)

This was one of many recommended restaurants in Yanagawa for Unagi. As I visited Yanagawa with a discounted set of tickets that covered my train rides, boat ride and food, I was given a few different restaurants around the town to choose from that would be covered. After walking a bit down the road of […]

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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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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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Cafe Mugiwara

A One Piece themed restaurant located near the entrance to Tokyo Tower, Cafe Mugiwara lets you step into the world of One Piece for your meal. Inside the cafe, it’s decorated with bits and pieces of stuff from the show such as Chopper’s medical bag, One Piece manga (which you can bring to your table […]

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Shin Udon

Read about this place online because I love udon/soba and wanted to find someplace that came highly recommended to try. It was a bit hard to find the exact place but I followed the directions (and you can also check the map below) and found it without much trouble. It helps that there was a […]

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Mister Sunshine’s

Happened to look this place up as I was visiting the IceArena nearby. Ratings were good and ambience looked super homey. They even had blankets stored in a shelf although I didn’t see anyone using them (then again, I was seated indoors both times I visited). On the left was the Sauteed Field Mushrooms and […]

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