Melbourne, Restaurant Reviews

Square and Compass

Tucked away in East Melbourne, J and I found ourselves brunching at Square and Compass. The interior is gorgeous. Simple, clean, with an authentic feel – quite similar to Barry in Northcote (which one of the owners has been associated with). The menu is fascinating. With a distinct health-conscious tone, I opted for the porridge. […]

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Melbourne, Restaurant Reviews

Tall Timber

OH DEAR. It’s that time again – back to uni. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, but, the section of my brain that had holiday mode switched ON, has well and truly been turned OFF – anyway blablabla…..it means I don’t have as much free time. Except for the blog – I’ll ALWAYS find […]

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Melbourne, Restaurant Reviews

Giddiup

Ahhhh yes, sweet, glorious, alone time. I love it – especially when combined with brunch. Giddiup in South Melbourne has been on my radar for some time, after visiting a few times for coffee (lol I say coffee, by which I mean peppermint tea – yeah I’m BADASS). Anyway, it was time to test their […]

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Melbourne, Restaurant Reviews

Dead Man Espresso

So I’ve been in Melbourne for almost two months now, and I’ve grown fond of certain suburbs – South Melbourne is one of them. Boasting a convenient city fringe location, the markets, and of course, some great eateries. Welcome to Dead Man Espresso. Brunching with a friend on a Sunday morning, Simon arrived early to […]

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Melbourne

Patch

Interesting fact about The Smiling Foodie – when I’m not wearing my restaurant reviewing hat (yes, hats are cool), healthy living is a fairly significant part of my life. I’m talking clean eating and a frequent gym goer – so when paleo-inspired cafe’s like Patch open, I get pretty damn excited! What’s paleo you ask? The […]

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Adelaide

A Mothers Milk

Sunday, the day of rest BRUNCH!! Oh hai A Mothers Milk (yeah, can’t say I’m a fan of the name), it’s lovely to see you again. Arriving to a flurry of ravenous patrons, we were seated after a short wait – not too shabby. Brunch lovers take note – the cafe offers single origin coffee […]

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Sydney

Ruby’s Diner

Sydney….it is marvellous to see you again! Oh dear…..it’s a Saturday morning after a night of….ummm….frivolity! Marc suggests Ruby’s Diner in Waverley. Arriving to a scene of hungry patrons, we were shortly seated after a brief wait – our table bathed in that gorgeous Sydney sunlight – oh hi Vitamin D! Vitamin depleted from the night […]

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