Harissa Scrambled Eggs ($14.5)

THE SPOT

After my dissatisfying brunch at The Glass Den last week, I saw an article on The Urban List for a relatively new and unassuming cafe nearby called The Spot. Craving an unpretentious, well-made meal after the over-decorated faff at The Glass Den, I decided to pop by The Spot for brunch after work the following Saturday. Bearded and smiling, Khalil Qubbaj made his entry into [...]
Charcoal Octopus ($18.5)

SOUK

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to those entertainment websites (such as Broadsheet and Concrete Playground), you’ll have noticed that Melbourne’s picked up a new and rather exciting looking Middle Eastern restaurant and bar named Souk. No, Souk is not what you do when you’re told that there’s a 2 hour wait for a table at Chin Chin (though that’s certainly understandable). Rather, [...]
Roasted Jap Pumpkin ($12)

MANKOUSHE

Here’s to the last blogged meal of 2016! I know this is a bit late (I do so like having a backlog to rely on), but once again, thank you again to all my readers. Whether you’ve stumbled upon this blog once and never looked at it again, or you’re one of my beloved regulars, I appreciate every single one of you. So I hope [...]
Salad Plate with 3 Falafel Balls ($13)

VERY GOOD FALAFEL

Very Good Falafel opened on Sydney Road about 6 months ago, and it sells – you guessed it, falafel. But is there a market in Brunswick/Coburg for expensive (read: $12pp as opposed to $7pp) Middle Eastern vegetarian food? There sure is, and here’s why: If you go back to the beginning, Very Good Falafel actually had nothing to do with falafel at all. Instead, it [...]
Mixed Grill ($22.5)

ANTALYA TURKISH RESTAURANT

What’s better than a Turkish platter? If your answer was ‘nothing’, then you’d be absolutely correct! I don’t think there’s been a single time in my life where I have said no to a meal of salads, dips, and meat off the spit, and I hope I never will. And the best bit? With Coburg being such a hub for middle-eastern food, I can always [...]
Spanner Crab Manti ($16, 4pcs)

SEZAR

My only knowledge of Armenia comes We Need To Talk About Kevin, a book in which the narrator – and the mother of the titular character – hails from Armenia. Rather woeful, I know, but hopefully this will soon be remedied by a visit to Sezar. Despite the out of the way location, punters seem to have no trouble finding the little eatery at the [...]