HOT: Nora, 156 Elgin Street, Carlton

Nora is a Thai-inspired bakery cafe in Carlton recently opened by Thai-Australian couple Tong and Jean. They have been supplying their distinctive charcoal tarts to various cafes around town and decided to strike out on their own with a minimalist shop filled with beautiful things. What strikes you about the cafe when you enter is the […]

HOT: Rice Paper Scissors, 19 Liverpool St, Melbourne

Rice Paper Scissors is a small South East Asian hawker-style eatery tucked away in Liverpool Street. I call it ‘Longrain-lite’, due in part to the postage stamp sized venue and its menu of Vietnamese and Thai street food. We visited Rice Paper Scissors early on a Saturday night, when it was rammed to the rafters and […]

HOT: Middle Fish, 122-128 Berkeley St, Carlton

Middle Fish is a Carlton cafe serving Southern Thai dishes in a converted warehouse close to Melbourne Uni. It’s like beachside shack mixed with Thai influences, including a stunning chandelier made of tiny traditional Thai rice bowls made by Thai artist Torlarp Larpjaroensook. There were touches of his wrought iron work everywhere, especially above the red upholstered booths created […]

HOT: Ayatana Love Prahran Market, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Spring Graze, 97 Chapel St, Windsor

September heralds the start of Spring and with it, the Spring Graze as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival‘s year-round program. The Spring Graze (1-30 September) is all out celebrating Victorian producers (the campaign is called Put Victoria on Your Table) and all around the state this month Victorian restaurants, cafes and producers are […]

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