Hugo’s

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Desserts & Sweets, Eating out, Food, Places to eat | 0 comments

Hugo’s

As of late, Nutella donuts have been quite the rave and Hugo’s was quick to jump on the Nutella donut bandwagon and started making their own versions as well. I’ve been to Hugo’s a couple of times before to sample their biscuits, sweets and other baked goodies. They have quite an impressive window selection of pastries to choose from. Just only a month ago, I tried my first Nutella donut from their store. And now, just the other day I came back to show a friend of mine their donuts to discover that they have 9 other flavours to choose from.

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Mr Miyagi

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Eating out, Food, Japanese, Places to eat | 0 comments

Mr Miyagi

At Mr Miyagi, the dim warm lights with purple and eclectic highlights creates an a romantic atmosphere that is enticing and visually a treat for the eyes. Whether you’re looking to have a romantic dinner with a date or after work dinner and drinks with the girls, Mr Miyagi is a master mood setter for a lovely evening with some old school RnB from a decade or two ago. No digital or dance music here. It’s all about setting the mood with some good old rhythm and blues.

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Hendriks Cafe

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Cafe Brunch/Lunch, Eating out, Food, Places to eat | 0 comments

Hendriks Cafe

It is about time that a trendy cafe has opened in opened up in the more south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne I tell you, about time. With many new apartments developing in the area, Hendriks Cafe is positioned well in the heart of the suburbs of Mordialloc. Having just opened earlier in 2015, the fairly new establishment encompasses what all modern cafes striving for progressive success should be. Hendricks cafe has the versatility, dining space and design that has the potential to adapt to the dynamic dining food culture that exists in Melbourne.

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Pho 55

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Eating out, Food, Places to eat, Uni eats: Monash Caulfield, Vietnamese | 0 comments

Pho 55

Early this year, a Vietnamese restaurant opened up close to one of my work places. I had wanted to visit the restaurant many times, but was held back by my preconceptions of the place. When you consider the fact that I am half Vietnamese and live in Springvale, you may begin to understand why. Having opened in an area that does not boast of its selection of Asian restaurants, Pho 55 has created it’s own place in the local dining market.

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Da Rin

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Eating out, Food, Korean, Places to eat | 0 comments

Da Rin

With so many Korean restaurants popping up all over place in the last couple of years, it can be quite difficult for the unaccustomed diner to decide on where to go for some good Korean food. And although I have yet to dine at a Korean restaurant in the city which has not served up food that was above my average expectations, it is hard to resist a restaurant where massive 2.5L beer towers are made available alongside an irresistible plate Korean fried chicken.

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Purple Peanuts Japanese Cafe

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Eating out, Food, Japanese, Places to eat | 0 comments

Purple Peanuts Japanese Cafe

I stood in front of Purple Peanuts Cafe for the second, no third, no… fourth time now. The extremely busy establishment was always a place I wanted to try but the timing was never right. I wandered past and stepped in the cafe many times but never ordered anything to eat until now. It’s small and decorated with quirky bits of Japanese paraphernalia. To one end, strategically placed paper butterflies and heart trailed up the walls alongside an electric cable while to the other end, an angsty octopus plush sat on top of the speaker on the far corner surrounded by Japanese rock posters.

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Cacao Lab | Gourmet eclairs

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Bakery/Patissierie, Eating out, Food, Places to eat | 0 comments

Cacao Lab | Gourmet eclairs

Cacao Lab, is the fun and experimental dessert concept store to the branch of chocolate shops known as Cacao. Situated by a side lane entrance to the Emporium on Drivers Lane, the little dessert cafe houses a range of gourmet eclairs that are atypical of your classic chocolate ones. The bright store is filled with quirky desserts prints and copper pipe accents. Cute little chocolate sculptures and treats are also on display for purchase, some of which are only exclusively sold at the dessert concept lab.

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