Melbourne, Restaurant Reviews

Operator 25

Well, well, well…..look at this, I’m actually trying something new. Actually, its not that different to any other weekend….just the location – Melbourne’s CBD (compared to my usual neighbourhood brunch scene). GASP. Brunching with a good friend visiting from Adelaide for the weekend, we opted for Operator 25 – you know, for convenience purposes (she was […]

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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, Restaurant Reviews

LBSS (Little Big Sugar Salt)

Merry Christmas guys! No doubt, this is one of my favourite times of the year. Holidays, warm weather, and spending time with loved ones – its nice to appreciate the simple things in life. So yeah, as I was saying….holidays, I love you – goodbye alarm clock, and any sense of what day it is……oh and […]

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Melbourne

Porridge Bar

I could not be more thrilled about writing this review! Every so often (i.e. rarely) I come across business’s that truly give significance to the name, The Smiling Foodie – enter Porridge Bar in the Prahran Markets. This small takeaway porridge cafe means serious business. You have two choices of porridge (oats or quinoa & […]

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Brisbane

Raw Pawpaw

Greetings Brisbane! Lovely to see you again! I was visiting last weekend for the annual Eat Drink Blog conference, giving me a great chance to meet food bloggers from all over the country. I had an absolute ball meeting some amazing people, giving me a real insight into Brisbane’s dining scene. Early Sunday morning calls […]

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Melbourne

Two Birds One Stone

Hararr! Another Melbourne review from my August visit! Hey guys, welcome to this weeks post. Introducing Two Birds One Stone in lovely South Yarra. Brunching with a friend on a gorgeous Friday morning, we snag a table outside – HOLLA Vitamin D! The staff were fantastic – natural and easygoing. As a morning person, it’s what […]

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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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