Matcha Waffle ($21)

LIGHT YEARS

After almost 5 years of loyal service, my ever-faithful camera appears to have finally hit its last legs. It had been coughing and sputtering on me increasingly often in the last year or so, but it took a false alarm a few weeks back for me to seriously start looking into a replacement. So long story short, I’ve now got a newer and fancier camera, [...]
Blackberry Buttermilk Hotcake ($17.5)

LE CLEC

Remember how my mum has neither had nor cared about brunch for the first 50-odd years of her life? Well after her inaugural brunch, she is now smitten with the weekend ritual (like all true Melbournians), and has been hassling me to take her out again. Unfortunately, I had shot myself in the foot last time by taking her to Mr Hendricks, which turned out [...]
Ricotta Hotcakes with Almond Cream, Berry Coulis, and Maple Syrup ($17.5)

LIAR LIAR

Ever heard of the CCC Group? Oh yes you have. After all, they are responsible for about half a dozen cafes across Melbourne, including brunch big-names such as Addict Food and Coffee, and Prospect Espresso. But today, I’m here to check out their Hawthorn stalwart – Liar Liar. Liar Liar has been on my radar since the beginning of my blogging days, but there have [...]
Slow Braised Ham Hock, Roti Bread, Chilli BBQ Sauce, Two Fried Eggs, Fennel & Apple ($20)

BAWA

Long hours at work, coupled with a profound hatred for getting up early on weekends, makes going out for brunch somewhat a rarity for me these days. Still, every now and then I will manage to drag myself out of bed on the right side of a Sunday morning for a spot of poached eggs. Bawa is a relatively new addition to Hawthorn, sitting just [...]
Margherita Pizza ($18)/Classic Italian Meatball Pizza ($22.5)

ROCOCO

Remember my little sister? She’s 13 years old, cute as a button (though I’m sure she’d hate me saying that), is a fantastic drawer, and gets painfully embarrassed when Chris is in the same room. Unfortunately for her, she got stuck with us when my parents went away for the week, and we gleefully bundled her up (metaphorically – she’s got half a head and [...]
Signature Tonkotsu ($13)  with Flavoured Egg ($2)

HAKATA GENSUKE HAWTHORN

Lately, I've been playing a game called Ramen Sensei, and it's given me a hankering for - you guessed it, RAMEN. And back in the day that would've been solved quickly and easily, given how much the ramen population has boomed around the CBD. These days it's not so easy; the closest I've gotten to real ramen in months is Ajisen Ramen, and we all [...]