HOT: Mr Lawrence, 67 Beach St, Port Melbourne

Mr Lawrence in Port Melbourne has moved from the London Hotel and relaunched at a new site that was previously occupied by Tenpin, Mr Lawrence’s sister venue. I am invited to experience the relaunch of Mr Lawrence and I leave very impressed by the delicious Middle-Eastern inspired food and friendly service at the new venue. […]

HOT: Station Street Trading Company, 166 Station St, Port Melbourne

In a pretty pocket of Port Melbourne, on leafy Station Street, you’ll find Station Street Trading Company. It’s a snug corner cafe run by the owners of Armadale’s Coin Laundry. The space isn’t huge either inside or out, so when the weather’s nice take advantage of the provided rugs and wicker hampers with made to […]

HOT: Salford Lads Club, 1 Fennell Street, Port Melbourne

Hip hangouts can be found everywhere in Melbourne and Salford Lads Club fits in the bill in the most unlikeliest of areas – the nether-regions of industrial Port Melbourne. Ex-industrial factory space – check. Stripped back brickwork and exposed beams – check. Wood, lots of it – check. Cool bikes – check. Young and hip […]

HOT: Third Wave Cafe, 189 Rouse St, Port Melbourne

As many of you know, I’m not a coffee-drinker. What’s even stranger in a coffee-town such as Melbourne is that many of my friends are not coffee-drinkers either! Which means that there is a bit of a hole in my reviewing repertoire. Thankfully, my coffee-drinking friend M has returned from overseas and is a ready […]

HOT: Noisette, 84 Bay St, Port Melbourne

Noisette is reknowned for its French-style cakes and pastries and no doubt you would have eaten its products at many of Melbourne’s restaurants and cafes (such as Coin Laundry and Hausfrau). Their cafe and retail store is located in villagey Bay Street and attracts a steady clientele of pastry fanciers and coffee drinkers. By the […]

HOT Chat: Carley Andrews of Ujamaa Hostel

Today’s HOT Chat is the first time I’m interviewing a Melburnian who actually no longer  lives in Melbourne. Melbourne-born Carley Andrews now lives in Tanzania with her husband, running a hostel focusing on providing volunteer work opportunities. I was inspired to interview her after reading about her new project, a childrens’ home, which she has […]

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