The Pour Kids

seems like this place is starting to make a hit in the blogosphere!

a friend who used to live around the area prompted me to this place when it was still relatively unheard of. i tried the potato gnocchi with duck sausage dish (yes, for brunch. no, it wasnt heavy- it was quite light and perfect for brunch actually)

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aaah… gooey eggy goodness awaits!

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oh and did i mention that their coffee is good too? also perfect if you have little kids on prams :)

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Bread & Jam for Frances

this small nook just off Glenferrie Rd is already well known for locals. what i enjoy the most about this place is the fact that there is a bookstore just next door :)

it can get too crowded at time but this small cafe is cosy enough for catching up with friends but not too pretentious. i love the simple but appealing menu selection too

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tuna baguette

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ricotta hot cakes with berries and vanilla labna

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salmon quiche with greens

if you are ever find yourself wandering in Glenferrie Rd not knowing where to have to breakfast or brunch, do try Bread & Jam for Frances. again, best enjoyed with friends :)

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Madame Mango

one of the things i love about the melbourne food scene i the fact that you can always find small little gem like the one we spotted today in camberwell called Madame Mango.

we arrived just in time for brunch and looking at the menu, eventhough there weren’t as much variety in several brunch places, the cute names in the menu really got me!

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madamoiselle salmon- savoury pikelets with spinach pesto and tasmanian salmon and cream cheese

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buttermilk pancakes

Nothing better than keeping tummy happy on a lovely saturday afternoon spent with friends :)

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Summer Quickie : Haute Dogs & Coffee Roasters

summer is here!! yep, you can definitely feel the warm breeze and the sunshine coming through :)

first up is Snag Stand who’s famous for their “haute dogs” and i tried the chili dog- well it was quite chilifull! i like spicy food but this one, although delicious, was a tad too spicy for my palette. they use brioche buns for this and being a brioche lover, no complaints here :)

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and then there’s Dukes Coffee Roasters. conviniently located quite close to where i live, i think i have found my new favourite eatery :)
i highly recommend their chicken BLT panini that has this ‘backn salt’ which i think simply enhanced the dish and also their pork ragout with rigatoni yummy yummy…!

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and if you’re a Korean BBQ addict like me, you would know by now that Guhng is a must visit at the beginning of summer- best enjoyed with friends (and a couple bottles of soju too!)

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Quickie : Tomatoes!

i have been crazy over tomatoes lately. it all started when i tried to have a vegetarian dinner (yes, i am a meat lover. guilty as charged.) and i tried to have something that’s quite filling. so i tossed some corn, cherry tomatoes, mushroom and capsicum together and popped them in the oven. sprinkled some cheese on top. done. nothing fancy but if i could, i’d named it ‘Disti’s Dish’ – simply because that’s my bestfriend’s name who love, and i repeat, LOVE those ingredients and sort of “properly” introduced me to them.

and so the other day, i had a day off from work and was too lazy to cook something for breakfast. i decided to raid my fridge and somehow magically managed to whip this up to my tummy’s delight!

and for this version, i’d probably name it ‘Tomatoes in Heaven’ – mini roma tomatoes, capsicum, corn and day-old bread sprinkled with cheese and dukkah. 

and later that day, went for a bit of a walk down the neighbourhood. i noticed that Wall 280 has expanded their space- what used to be a small nook on the wall is now a corner space that no one can ignore. with the coffee smell wafting from the open window, obviously i cant ignore it too. so i decided to have a late lunch after some groceries shopping (yep. bought more tomatoes!)

surprise surprise. i chose the ‘sardines on sourdough with tomatoes and basil’ – the dish was so honest and delicious, i could taste every single ingredient in it! lovelove~

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