Harissa Scrambled Eggs ($14.5)


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 [...]
Vanilla Bean Waffle ($24)


You know what’s typical Melbourne? Putting a cafe inside of a former prison – you can’t get much more Melbourne than that. Although I’ve been past Pentridge Prison dozens of times on my way to and from Chris’ place, it took me something along the lines of 3 years of commuting before realising that it’s a prison in name and heritage only. Since its closure [...]
Mixed Grill ($22.5)


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 [...]
(3) Seafood


One of my fondest childhood memories is going to the local take-away for fish and chips on a Friday night, and whilst waiting for our order, popping into the Blockbuster next door to pick up a stack of videos. I absolutely adored that fish and chippery; they always gave you a massive pile of chips, and more often than not you’d find an extra goodie [...]
Baklava ($2.5)


I’m going to confess to a bad habit of mine: I stop off at Al Alamy about three mornings a week for breakfast instead of making my own like a grown-up. And the worst bit is, I can’t find anything wrong with doing that. After all, a spinach and cheese pie fresh from the oven within 2 minutes covers all 4 bases of the holy [...]
Beef Curry ($10.5)


What do sushi and car washes have in common? Quite a lot as it turns out. My drive to and from work every day takes me past Star Sushi Bar and Hand Car Wash, and I’ll admit that it took all of half a second for my lip to curl in disgust. My head was immediately filled with images of limp nori, congealed mayo, and [...]