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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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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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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+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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