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Sunday School with Awk Wah (Singapore), Abstract Mutation, Eves and mumble(speak)
MWF presents Maria Popova: Brain Pickings
MWF presents The Rereaders
Half Moon Café
Cam's Cafe at The Abbotsford Convent
Made By Name, 'Totes'
Soot, 'Splash' SS14/15
A mixtape by Banoffee
Spod, 'Taste the Sadness'
A Mixtape by Seekae
Brad Haylock, 'Touched Inappropriately By The Invisible Hand Of The Market'
(A pretty good) macrame plant hanger
Hot bacon smoker
An interview with Georgia Perry
Once and For All: How to use a semicolon, with David Astle
Once and For All: How to do a tumble turn, with Gary Simpson
Helen Garner 'This House of Grief'
Melbourne Writers Festival competition
Saibu no Akuma
Trophy Wife Salon
Kuwaii Flinders Lane
Becoming a pod person in a Metronap Sleep Pod
FOCUS: Camera Swap Meet and Zine Fair
Cat Stuff pop-up
20,000 Days on Earth
The last time staff gave us an “irasshaimase!” as enthusiastic Hakata Gensuke's was at Rice Workshop when it opened. Ten months later and Ric...
Half Moon Café
Half Moon Café is somewhat of an institution for the punk kids of the north - and for anyone who likes a good falafel really. They were voted best falafel in...
Cam's Cafe at The Abbotsford Convent
I have a feeling that I'm not supposed to get too enthusiastic with stuff like this. I think there might be some unspoken rule about gushing in reviews, ...
Nieuw Amsterdam, Le Bon Ton, Big Boy BBQ, Meatmother, Fancy Hanks, Lazer Pig (and even a guide to DIY)… these smoked meat wars are getting pretty intense. Fa...
Marcus Wilson and his Finnish wife Laura were all set to start their new life in Laura's homeland when Marcus suddenly got deported and had to return to ...
Belle's Hot Chicken
A friend of mine told me the other day that as recently as 2009, Chinese food was still the most popular cuisine in Australia. I guess I'm only going off...
I'm going to tell you a hot tip about Abbotsford. And it's not that you can purchase repulsive-but-who-am-I-kidding-it'll-do bottles of merlot fr...
Kettle Black is one of the most immaculately devised and executed cafes I've ever seen. Day one and there's not a rose petal out of place. Everything...
La Condesa cantina
Can it, those of you who are about to bemoan the abundance of Mexican food in this city. La Condesa have added to their taquería and started a cantina, stand...
'The Goat' at Clever Polly's
“We've got this kind of symbiotic relationship with all the great places around here like Aesop, Auction Rooms, 121 BC, and Joe Taylor. They come t...
A simple key lime pie recipe from Camilla Clark
Camilla Clark is an artisanal baker at Bakewell & Co, one of the bakeries that provides Everyday Coffee and the like with the treats that give our existe...
Pastuso is a newly-opened Peruvian grill, cevicheria and pisco bar on AC/DC lane. Back in 2011 The Wall Street Journal suggested Peruvian cuisine would be th...
Huxtaburger x Liquor Run
There's nothing like lying in bed in the late afternoon / early evening, fatty crumbs trailing across your bedsheets, a film on the lappy, sadness liftin...
I know I sound like an asshole, but the cynic in me really hates Combi. Don't get me wrong, the staff are friendly, the salads leave you feeling good, pr...
Chefs Michael Lambie and Zac Cribbes have teamed up with Scott Borg to create an exceptionally Melburnian pan-Asian dining experience at Lucy Lui Kitchen and...
Chuckle Park is wedged in an alleyway next to New Guernica. Since 2012 it's been a place where you can order a very decent meatball wrap from the back of...
Brew & Stew
Brew and stew. Genius. Apparently we're in for the coldest week of the year. You're going to want some brew and stew. Especially if that stew is a br...
Soldier On Espresso / Oak and Steel Wine Bar
From the early morn until about 4pm, Soldier On Espresso serve quality coffee - they use Five Senses' 'Dark Horse' for their black coffee, Seven ...
The Bar Dream
How do you envisage your dream bar? Is it a modest downtown dive with an unwatched television above the doorway, glowing with static-filled images of footbal...
I think I'm going to move to Malvern. The streets are clean, the people are all shiny and nice smelling, and when I'm forty-three I can drop my kids ...
Lindsay is pretty new to the barista game but she's good at it. I ask if she likes making coffee. She grins from under her massive 'RAD' beanie a...
Kirk's Wine Bar
Kirk's Wine Bar is just the right amount of fancy. It's not concerned with the bow ties or loud laneway spruiking of the neighbouring establishments....
A can of warm Emu Export in my teens was enough to put me off beer until I was well into my twenties. By this time craft beer was old news. Now any pub worth...
Free coffee at Cafe Bu!
You gotta download this Swoop thing onto your phone (which may or may not be useful to you), show the good people at Bu, and you get a free coffee. Easy caff...
The B-East turns two with free burgers!
In keeping with their generally chill attitudes and their excellent customer service, The B-East are celebrating their birthday by giving you stuff. The gift...
This is the moment we've been waiting for, people. Pho near Gertrude. A genuine spot in the thick of it where you can get your hands on Vietnam's gre...
ChangGo is the wildly popular Korean BBQDIY (coined) on Little Latrobe in the CBD which you've probably never seen, and it's really funny. It's m...
All Day Donuts
As someone whose high school diet included snacks such as family sized bags of popcorn, blue raspberry sour straps and whole tubes of condensed milk squeezed...
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