4 posts from month 08/2015

Warran Glen Garden Centre & Cafe

Warran Glen's cafe is in a beautiful garden setting near the flowing Yarra River in Warrandyte. Tucked away amongst the tall gums, one could be forgiven for driving straight past! The smell of spring-just-around-the-corner was in the air when we took Ben's mum out for brunch on a brisk but pleasant Friday morning. . Scouring the brunch menu had Ben and his mother extremely tempted, but I was running just a little late. Gayle and Ben made sure they thoroughly sampled the coffee while ... Continue Reading

Top Paddock

Richmond, only a few minutes from Melbourne's CBD, is home to many places that will tickle your tastebuds. Top Paddock is amongst the cream of the crop - and they know it! They don't take bookings and are incredibly popular so you need to be prepared to wait. We waited for 45 minutes. Rather than physically standing in a line you can go and laze on the grass just across the side-street. Luckily the door-guy has a loud voice, you just need to ensure that you don't fall asleep in the sunshine... ... Continue Reading

Three Red Stripes, Doncaster

Whenever I eat Vietnamese food I always find the experience super fresh and super zingy. You can usually fill-up without feeling heavy... and if you do happen to feel like you're about to burst it is probably the delicious soup and healthy twists of lettuce and other greens that are filling you up! I have been so excited to find Phò (pronunced "Fur"!) popping up all around Melbourne recently. The meal we enjoyed at Three Red Stripes certianly impressed us. Phò is a type of Vietnamese ... Continue Reading

Barmah Park Cafe and Cellar Door

Sometimes you should just go for a drive and set aside time for a really, really good feed! Heading home from a Paws The Moment job on the Mornington Peninsula, we decided to visit a winery for a spot of lunch and a drink. We were so delighted with Barmah Park Cafe and Cellar Door! Utterly delicious! He ate: Slow roasted pork belly on a potato and celeriac puree with steamed greens, drizzled in an apple balsamic jus. She ate: Quite a bit of his meal. And also... Smoked salmon ... Continue Reading