The Best of Balaclava

The Best of Balaclava

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Balaclava in Melbourne’s south east, has always been known as a hip, cool spot.  It’s easily accessible by train and tram and has recently transformed into a food and shopping mecca.  Here’s our pick of the best spots in Balaclava. Food Ziggy’s – 195 Carlisle Street The go to spot for New York styled burgers, beer on tap and […]

Paper Plate | Richmond

Paper Plate | Richmond

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Melbourne Explorer visited Paper Plate for their grand opening.  Situated on Richmond’s popular Bridge Road, Paper Plate is bringing a Vietnamese flare to an increasingly diverse foodie hub. An asian inspired cocktail list greets you for dinner.  My recommendation is the Mekhong Sour with whisky, citrus, egg whites and cinnamon, or their famous espresso martini […]

Scroll | Windsor

Scroll | Windsor

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Thai scroll ice-cream became an overnight sensation thanks to YouTube (https://youtu.be/Ybb57frsdKk).  Excited by a recent trip to Thailand, Justin & Sam have bought this exciting concept to Melbourne, a first in Australia. Scroll have opened a pop-up store in Windsor for the summer months, until the end of February.   Plenty of evolving flavours including […]

High Tea @ The Langham | Southbank

High Tea @ The Langham | Southbank

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The ‘Love Peace Scones’ high tea at The Langham is on until Christmas at their Melba Restaurant. The treats include mint mascarpone connoli, cranberry bauble macaron, pavlova christmas wreath, chocolate cherry cream profiteroles, chocolate orange mince pies, christmas tree cupcakes, sandwiches, coffee, tea, glass of sparkling wine and cinnamon scones. No doubt there will be […]

CJ Lunch Bar | CBD

CJ Lunch Bar | CBD

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A very unassuming, but extremely popular inner city Korean lunch bar.  This place screams ‘cheap eats’ and doesn’t disappoint both your taste buds or your wallet.  It cost us $35, but you could easily have dinner or lunch there for less than $15 for 2. They are most famous for their cheese bulgogi.  However, we […]