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Grey & Bliss // Port Melbourne

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  Grey & Bliss is a popular little cafe in the heart of Port Melbourne’s buzzing Bay Street that we won’t be able to forget. Why? Because of their ricotta buttermilk hotcakes. After having them several times now we can confirm they are some of the best in Melbourne. They are light, super fluffy and have […]

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LaManna Direct Cafe // Essendon

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We could possibly have been the last to find out about LaManna Direct Cafe because it is absolutely chock-a-block on the weekends and very hard to get a seat. Attached to the very popular LaManna Supermarket, this cafe serves up an abundance of wonderful menu options, delicious food, great coffee and all at affordable prices. […]

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Acai Brothers // Port Melbourne

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Acai bowls have been taking the world by storm for a while now and we at The Melbourne Diaries are jumping on board! Yet to try our first Acai bowl ( I know, what the even?!) we were ecstatic that we lost our ‘Acai virginity’ at Acai Brothers. in Port Melbourne because they are setting […]

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Proud Mary // Collingwood

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Ah Proud Mary– where have you been all our lives? how had we not heard of you until now? With over 40k followers on Instagram and 4.3 stars on Zomato from over 4k reviews (that’s high!), we knew this cafe was going to be epic and I guess we were the last ones in Melbourne […]

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The Pickers Union // Geelong

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We had been eyeing up The Pickers Union for quite some time on the gram due to it’s awesome freak shakes so it was always on the list of places to check out. We finally got around to doing that a few weeks ago on a beautiful summer’s day after a lovely drive out to […]

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Espresso 155 // Ascot Vale

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There’s a number of factors that make a café go from good to GREAT and Espresso 155 in Ascot Vale have really encompassed all of them. After recently changing owners, the business is now family-run with a big focus on awesome food, great coffee and EXCELLENT customer service. Nestled amongst the bustling shops of Union […]

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District North // Moonee Ponds

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Melbourne is renowned for its cafe culture and with so much competition, it’s not hard to find a spectacular dining experience nearby. So when you have got so many wonderful choices on offer, what sets one cafe apart from the next? Service. Yes you can have amazing food, coffee and even location but if you […]

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Fifteen Pounds café // Fairfield

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Oh what a little gem this café in Fairfield is. We stumbled upon Fifteen Pounds last weekend when we travelled to the Yarra Bend Adventure Mini Golf course. We were feeling rather hungry after an hour of intense putting and after a quick Google of local cafes, we opted for this one and we were so […]

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Au79, Abbotsford

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You know a café is going to be good when you walk in and join a long queue of people to wait for a table and that’s exactly what happened at Au79 on the weekend. Named after the symbol for gold and true to its name, Au79 produces gold in every aspect of their dining […]

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Eating Station // Ravenhall

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Stumbling across food gems in unlikely areas of Melbourne suburbs is like uncovering hidden treasure. It’s exciting and that is how we felt when we found out about Eating Station. Set amongst the industrial area of Ravenhall, from the outside you would not know about the vibrant busy atmosphere going on inside. In fact, you would probably drive […]

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