If you asked me what I have been up to lately, my answer would be EATING! We are only a few weeks in to living in our new home in Melbourne and boy am I making the most of it. As much as I adored our quiet beach life, it's nice to have a change of scenery and be back in the hustle and bustle of Melbourne. We are surrounded by amazing and healthy cafes and restaurants. So here are my top picks (in no particular order.)
Dumbo Cafe is located in West Footscray and has been no stranger to the media. You may have read amazing reviews about the food, atmosphere and staff and I can happily tell you it is all true. Their menu changes seasonally and the coffee is amazing. I'm a big fan of the Chilli Scrambled Eggs.
11 Argyle St, West Footscray 3011 | http://www.dumbomelbourne.com.au
The Pantry has become a go to lunch spot when we have a few hours to kill between clients and the weather is on point. With a large outdoor seating area, it is the perfect spot to soak up some Vitamin D. My favourite is definitely the Brown Rice Poke Bowl.
1 Church St, Brighton 3186 | http://www.pantry.com.au
This cafe is maybe one of the cutest places on earth. The menu is organic focused japenese food. The flavours are incredible and you can honestly feel the love that has been put into every dish that is brought out. Try the 'My Lunch Bowl' and let the flavours do the talking.
33 Peel St, Collingwood 3066 | http://www.minanoie.com
The Palour Kitchen
The Palour was the half way point between mine and a girlfriends house. We would meet here for breakfast and more often than not that would turn to lunch too. It quickly became a favourite of mine. It is a family ran cafe, with such a beautiful comfortable space. You honestly feel like you can sit here all day. Try the Breakfast bruschetta or the Semolina calamari.
40 Weatherall Rd, Cheltenham 3192 | http://www.theparlorkitchen.com
All I can say is Higher Ground has never let me down. The food is incredible and the coffee, well the take away line up speaks for its self. They have baristas and a take away bar outside the venue as well as another inside the venue. You may need to wait 5 - 10 min to be seated (no matter what day you go) but it's worth it. Try the Polenta Porridge, Avocado seed crackers or Steamed barramundi.
650 Little Bourke St 3000 | https://www.highergroundmelbourne.com.au
The best place in town for mischievous dreamers. The team behind Tinker Northcote are definitely not new to the game. The food is incredible, fresh and always made with love. For all you Instagram Foodies, it's worth going here just for the perfect food picture haha. Try the Peanut butter and raspberry smoothie and Smashed peas.
235 Hight Street 3070 | http://tinkernorthcote.com.au
Soul Press is perfect for a light meal, smoothie bowl, take away smoothie or to grab a snack for later. This place is always my go to when I feel a cold coming on, it is the perfect place for a massive Vitamin C hit. My go to is always the Paleo smoothie bowl, Snickers smoothie bowl, or the Mexican bowl.
Find locations in Edithvale, Mornington, Brighton | http://www.soulpress.co.nz
Holy Bowly Superfood Bar
The food here is EPIC. I don't know what it is about eating out of a bowl, but life is just better. And well Holy Bowly are all about the perfect bowl full of colour and goodness. Try the Mexican bean bowl or the Bombay Buddha bowl.
531 Hampton St 3188 | http://www.holybowly.com.au
Penta is a busy little cafe tucked in off the Main Street of Elsternwick. The food is seasonal, delicious, and very fresh. Try the Rainbow chakra or Grilled shawarma chicken
28 Riddell Pde Elsternwick 3185 | http://pentaelsternwick.com.au
The Grain Store
The Grain Store is a vibrant cafe nestled admits the hustle and bustle of Melbourne CBD on Flinders Lane. Their fruit and vegetables are grown and harvested locally in an environmentally sensitive way, without the use of chemicals, so you get only the freshest seasonal produce. try the Smoked salmon and asparagus or green apple bircher museli.
517 Flinders Lane 3000| https://grainstore.com.au
Leave any comments below with your favourite cafes or eating experiences at these places.