Nutella Stuffed Pancakes ($20)

SHANKLIN CAFE

Before moving to Sydney, I had heard my share of horror stories about the city, along with the accolade for the beaches, weather, and Asian food. ‘The rent is so expensive!’, everyone would say upon hearing about the move, before following up with ‘and the roads are just awful!’ In my naivety, I wrote the warnings off. I mean, it’s not like Melbourne is exactly [...]
Brisket Baguette ($12.5)

KINFOLK

Being an ex-pharmacist-future-doctor, I am all about working for the public sector (yes there are pharmacists in hospitals; no we don’t just ferry ketamine around like drug mules). On the other hand, as an IT dude, Chris is a big ol’ sell-out. Working in the private industry, he has perks I can’t even begin to dream about – company-funded lunches, foosball in the office, and [...]
Toasted Bagel ($16.5)

ALIMENTARI

This meal at Alimentari is brought to you by K! The beloved foodie in crime who, if you’ll remember, gave me an awful recommendation for Kaneda. So this is his one big chance at redemption – let’s see if he’s earned his way back into my good books… Alimentari is the closest thing K has to a local café; Mondays see him grabbing a quick [...]
Eggs Benny ($18)

FARADAY’S CAGE

Due to the luxury of not having 9-5 work hours, it seems as if K is forever brunching. And ever since I’ve left Melbourne, he’s all but become my brunch guru, and full-time café-correspondent. A café he went to recently, and also liked, is Faraday’s Cage. And seeing as I’ve heard plenty about it even before I left the lovely, rainy, gloomy city of Melbourne, [...]
Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta ($15)

TRIPOD CAFE

On my way to and from uni, there’s a strip of cafes I always walk past. But aside from a quick lunch of Lebanese pizza, I’ve never really stopped to look at them, as I’m usually cutting it fine for whatever tutorial has dragged me out of the house. Of course, it goes without saying that I’ve been curious about these cafes since day one, [...]
the Smashed Pea, Feta, and Chive Bruschetta ($16) with Poached Egg ($3)

THE WEDGE ESPRESSO

Having completed all of my tertiary education so far either off-campus or at Monash Parkville (a 3-building, pharmacy-only campus in inner Melbourne that’s neither here nor there), I’ve never gotten to have the full uni experience. So you might say that going back to full-time study at Sydney University is a bit of a revelation. And whilst I’m certainly not a fan of walking 15 [...]