HONEYMOON// A Weekend in Melbourne //

Be it your honeymoon, wedding dress girls trip or just a weekend away. There is no shortage of guides to Melbourne you could check out this one or this one so rather then try to tell you everything you need to see we are listing the 5 Foodie places we found that are worth a visit as well as a list of recommendations that might already be on your radar (for good reason). If we missed any please let us know, we will be back! 

 

Lune Croissant - Mid Morning Goodness

We had three recommendations for this place so it was top of our list. You can smell the croissants from way down the street and spot the hipsters about the same time too.  Apparently, if you go in the morning expect to met by a queue of butter loving locals. We went in the early afternoon and managed to avoid the crowds and still score one of their famous pastries. Purpose built for croissants this warehouse is becoming more and more well known so expect to spend $10 on one of these bad boys. Open Tuesday to Wednesday from 7.30 - 3ish so grab a morsel and wander the hip streets of Fitzroy

11 Rose St Fitzroy | www.lunecroissanterie.com

Paper Boy Kitchen - Downtown Shopping Pitstop 

Vietnamese seemed to be a bit of a theme on our trip and for good reason, fresh, sweet-salty goodness full of herbs and dipped in peanut sauce, what's not to love. Paperboy kitchen was a recommendation and just as well because I'm not sure we would have stopped otherwise. Unassuming from the outside but well worth a visit, fast and fresh and perfect as a break from shopping in town.  Order the spring rolls or Bahn mi, its a goodtime. 

320 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne | paperboy.com.au

Ned's - Fresh Bread / Breakfast, Lunch & Wine

We stayed in South Yarrah so Ned's happened to be our local, while the coffee leaves something to be desired (sorry, harsh but true) the pastries and fresh bread were stacked high and made on site daily. There is a strong European feeling and the wine list looked pretty impressive so if Carbs and Vino mid-afternoon are your thing this might be one to add to the list.  They have a pretty impressive array of cabinet salads and sandwiches and they seem to be particularly pet-friendly, we spotted 4 dogs inside on our two visits in case that's a deciding factor for you. 

134 Toorak Rd, South Yarra | www.nedsbake.com.au

Abacus - Dinner With Friends 

We walked past this place a few times and from what we could see it seemed to be busy for breakfast lunch and Dinner. We were meeting friends and needed somewhere nice for our last night. Since booking a table can be hard in Melbourne the fact that you could ended up a  deciding factor, but not one we regretted.

Put on ya nice jeans and go hungry, this is a starter main, desserts and wine to match kinda joint so save up a bit of cash and enjoy it. The menu was small but well thought out and what I would suspect you call somewhat "Modern Australian" They seem to like sous vide but managed not to be too stuffy. The perfect amount of fancy with enough vibe to ensure you order that next glass of wine.

383 Chapel St, South Yarra | abacusbar.com.au

Serotonin Dealer Cafe - For the Health Nut 

"Serotonin integrates both a nourishing Eatery, an Exercise Centre and has an Education platform. Our ethos is based around eating a plant-based diet to ensure the body, mind and earth all function at their best" 

Out in the Burbs, this one is for the health nuts although I'm confident that everyone would something to satisfy on their extensive brunch style menu.  The offering is meat free but in my opinion, it's not missed, these guys were on the Buckwheat pancake, vegan nourish bowl yogi train long before it was the norm and they have done an amazing job, house-made meals using fair trade organic ingredients. 

Oh and If you fancy eating your brunch on a swing they have those too...

52 Madden Grove, Burnley | serotonindealer.com

 

Honourable Mention... 

Master Roll Vietnam

Best damn Vietnamese takeaways right by South Yarrah Train station. Grab these on your way home and eat them in bed in your hotel while you plan tomorrows itinerary 

Drugstore Expresso

Pretty good coffee close to chapel street, the menu looked good too but we didn't make it back for breakfast 

 

Highly recommended places You've probably heard of

Chin Chin

 Asian fusion, always a good time. Go here early and put your name down, head off for a drink while you wait 

Industry beans

Good Cafe, Good Coffee great fit out 

Sensory Lab

Speciality Coffee , Coffee,  Coffee

Super Normal

One of the places everyone recommended. Modern and cool Japanese, the lobster rolls and dumplings come highly recommended 

Vue Monde

Ultimate date night and views $$$$ fine dining and bookings are essential 

Tonka

 If modern Indian is your thing head here 

Higher Ground and The Kettle Black

Epic brunch spots owned by the same group