David Hagger is a bald headed man with a penchant for finery, convivial dining, and festive
culture. He honestly believes Melbourne is an impressive global city and an international
culinary sensation. He blogs about all things Melbourne at TheWorldLovesMelbourne.com.
Restaurateur Davis Yu has taken the Melbourne dining scene by storm. His latest endeavour, Claremont Tonic, launched in rockstar style with A-listers, foodies and exotic serpents alike - and a chance to sample the Pan Asian cuisine the eatery is bringing to Melbourne.
What does it mean for a cafe to be sustainable? Silo by Joost is creating its own definition, making dreams a reality with its no-waste, sustainable and eco-friendly philosophy. It may be just a dot on the Melbourne map but this unique and inspiring cafe is making the right kind of waves. Find out more after the break.
"Life is too short for mediocrity in the mouth," says Huxtable owner and Chef, Daniel Wilson. And quite rightly, mediocrity is not what you'll find at this stellar Fitzroy eatery. Engaging, welcoming, and built around the simple philosophy of fantastic food to be shared with special people, Huxtable just may leave you on a high.
The pastries are out of this world, but Chez Dre is more than just a patisserie. With oodles of character and outstanding food and coffee to match, this off-the-track cafe in Coventry Street, South Melbourne, is worth a visit.
Mexican eateries are popping up all over Melbourne. We head into Touche Hombre, one of the latest Mexican restaurants to make its presence felt on the scene, to find out what it brings to the Melbourne culinary experience.
Part of the Art Series Hotels, Spoonbill at The Olsen is both modern and classic. This chic restaurant features works from acclaimed artist John Olsen, not to mention his famous (and certifiably delicious) recipe for paella. Like the hotel itself, Spoonbill delivers a great combination which highlights the best of Melbourne – art and food, and fashion. Read the full review after the break.
Another nondescript entrance greets the coffee lover from one of Melbourne's hidden laneways. Forget the bells and whistles: Patricia sticks to doing coffee, and doing it well. With standing space only and 3 coffee options, it's fast becoming a drop-in favourite for the busy city crowd. Read the full review after the break.
A powerhouse cafe in a coffee-mad city, Auction Rooms exudes industrial chic both inside and out. Housed in the old WB Ellis Auction House in trendy North Melbourne, it's both a roastery and serious coffee haven, with plenty of great food options to boot. Read the full review after the break.
French flair and attention to detail coupled with an upbeat vibe and quirky decor make Hardware Societe one of Melbourne's places to go for a lazy breakfast or tasty brunch, writes David Hagger. Read the full review after the break.