Merchants Guild

Merchants Guild

680 Centre Road Bentleigh East, VIC 3165

This delightful little café closer to home is a warm welcome during these winter months. But it was the promise of that famous Prana Chai by Minichilli and Conti that really drew me and a befuddled K to The Merchant’s Guild on a chilly Sunday morning.

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The Broadsheet Restaurant

The Broadsheet Restaurant

166 Gertrude Street Fitzroy, VIC 3065

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The newly opened Broadsheet Restaurant is probably one of the hottest food destinations in Melbourne at the moment. Housed in a temporary space on Gertrude Street, it boasts an all-day menu with food and drinks from a variety of the most popular cafes and restaurants around town. This collaboration allows diners to sample signature dishes all in one place, along with coffee from local roasters and a fantastic drinks menu.

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Red Spice Road

Red Spice Road

27 McKillop Street Melbourne, VIC 3000

Red Spice Road is one of Melbourne’s many offerings of South-East Asian fusion. It’s largely influenced by Thai cuisine, with predominant flavours of lime, ginger and chili, a combination that is difficult to balance, but delicious when executed well. K and I had heard good things about this restaurant and thought we’d drop by to try some of their dishes, including their famous pork belly.

Truth be told, I rarely eat Asian fusion – having grown up around traditional home-cooked Chinese food, I generally prefer the old-fashioned, non-frills, dirt-cheap and dodgy alleyway kind of Asian food. Nevertheless, I was curious and thought that the express banquet menu sounded like a good way to get a taste of the food for a reasonable price.Read More »