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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Sydney

Cowbell 808

Carrying on from a previous post, my final day on a weekend in Sydney started out with…..yep…you guessed it….BRUNCH – yay! Strolling through Bourke Street in Surry Hills, the glorious morning sun gleaming through the trees, we approached a charming little cafe – Cowbell 808. Marc, having visited several times before, recommended we give it […]

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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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Sydney

Trio

A weekend in Sydney, of course brunch is required! Trio is a charming cafe in Bondi Beach. Offering an all day (Mediterranean style) breakfast with stunning ocean views, how could you go wrong?! After waiting 45 minutes for a table, we were kindly shown to our outside table. Trio really know how to look after […]

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