Challah French Toast ($19)

THE BAKER’S WIFE

It had taken 3 painful (but also highly amusing) years, but my sister is finally able to be in Chris’ company without succumbing to spasms of giggles and embarrassment. This development makes me incredibly happy; aside from the obvious fact that I like it when two of my favourite people get along, it also means that I now have my very own squad to go [...]
French Toast ($16.5)

RUSTICA SOURDOUGH

The grass is always greener on the other side; case in point: whilst I’ve lamented my unemployment through a string of brunches, Chris is constantly complaining about the hotcakes that he’s not getting to have on account of work. But now that Chris is back at uni (and I’m still more or less unemployed), we finally have a chance to brunch together at Rustica Sourdough. [...]
Chicken Schnitzel on Onion and Poppy Bagel ($9.5)

HUFF BAGELRY

No one likes exams, but for me, there was a silver lining. In my uni years, I would take my exams at Caulfield Racecourse, and I would use the excuse of needing extra sustenance to visit the myriad of restaurants in the nearby suburbs of Caulfield and Carnegie. I managed to check out a good few restaurants this way, but before I could try Huff [...]
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BROWN BAGELS

I adore Melbourne’s laneway culture. Even after 2 and a half years of food blogging, and hanging around the city for the last 10 years, I’m still constantly discovering little bits and pieces Melbourne has tucked away in its pockets and seams. Such as Brown Bagels, a teeny tiny cafe kept hidden in a narrow strip between 2 buildings that I didn’t know about until [...]
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GREEN REFECTORY

You never realise what you have until it’s gone. My sister is a bubbly and chatty kid with lots of crazy ideas, and as much as I love her, in true sibling fashion, I find her annoying more often than not. But all of a sudden she flies off to China with dad for a couple of weeks, and I miss her more than I [...]
Falafel ($6)

A1 BAKERY

A1 Bakery was jokingly (??) referred to by a friend back in high school as The Bakery Made By Jesus, though I’ve never found out why. And whenever I asked him for the reason, he merely replied insistently that it’s because it’s made by Jesus, and no amount of wheedling could get a better answer out of him. Four years later, I’ve finally found the [...]