Places to eat

Melbourne, Australia

Milkwood, Brunswick East
I live here. This is where you’ll find me on a weekend for brunch, dining in the window and face glued to my iPhone while I blog. Simple, seasonal and incredible.

Casa Cucio, Fitzroy
Simply Spanish, fresh clean, seasonal – Really good!

The Estelle, Northcote
Just let these guys bring it out. It’s incredible. It has a little trickery, but nothing off-putting and they pull it off spectacularly. I recommend getting the matching wines too.

Pinotta, North Fitzroy
A modern neighbourhood restaurant that has all the flair and class of a city establishment. The best pasta in town. Yes, I said that and stand by my word.

Kokoro Ramen, City
ohmygodsodelicious! Rich bowls of broth with swimming hand pulled noodles.

Newmarket Hotel, St Kilda
Latino Lovin’ by the seaside with groovy atmosphere

Cruzao Arepa Bar, Fitzroy
Sticking to Latino theme in a more casual setting; Venezuelan/Columbian corn cakes

Burger Lounge, Eltham
Organic burgers out of this world (and almost out of town)

Mamasita, City
Hola to Mexian in Melbourne!

Bar Idda, Brunswick East
Southern Italian home style

Cafe e Cucina, South Yarra
Semi formal Italian

France Soir, South Yarra
Bistro French

Cutler and Co, Fitzroy
Gourmet, gourmet, gourmet! And simply amazing and worth the price tag. So far the best dining experience I’ve had in Melbourne.

New York Tomato, Richmond
The best Turkish baked eggs (and brunch) in Melbourne

D.O.C Pizza, Carlton
I have it on good authority it’s the best pizza in all of Oz. But I also like…

Ladro, Fitzroy & Prahran
I really like their pizza, especially Lazio, the one with artichoke and anchovy paste.

Yongs Green Foods, Fitzroy
Melbourne’s only raw food restaurant. Simple and relaxed meets healthy and tasty

Hu Tong, City & Prahran
Shanghai dumplings that will convert a vegetarian for one night!

Bebita, Collingwood
Delicious tapas that is affordable and has a rockin’ happy hour in groovy Collingwood

Wabi Sabi, Collingwood & St Kilda
Locations north and south of the river. Fresh, vibrant, tasty and affordable Japanese

Abyssinian, Kensington
Ethiopian in Melbourne. The $25 vegetarian platter is African goodness that tastes too good to be healthy (but it is!)

Pho Hung Vuong, Footscray
The best Pho in Melbourne IMO

Pho Chu The, Richmond
The second best Pho in town IMO

A1 Bakery, Coburg
Mankoushe (aka Lebanese bread) at it’s best. Get the spinach triangle, zataar pizza or falafel and you’ve got yourself a pleasing, cheap-as-chips alternative breakfast or lunch. Coffee’s only $2.50 and pretty darn good

Australia, other

Finns, Byron Bay
The freshest fine dining seafood restaurant

Kung Fu Ramen, Haymarket, Sydney

New York City, USA

Dirt Candy, East Village
High end vegetarian. And just happens to be my all-time favourite restaurant ever

Pure Food and Wine, Gramercy Park
Fine dining raw food.

Rouge Tomate
Fine dining health through food. No other place like it.

Chelsea Markets, Chelsea
The home of The Food Network and some brilliant artisian foods.

Ippudo, East Village
The ramen, the pork buns, the cheering when you get seated! This place is worth lining up at 4.30 for.

Katz’s Deli, Lower East Side
If you go to NYC and don’t go here you should be booted out.

Oyster Bar, Grand Central Station, Midtown East
Fabulous New England clam chowder while having a quintessential NYC experience.

Caracas Arepa Bar, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Crunchy Venezuelan corn cakes with tasty fillings + Mexican beer + fabulous beer garden = bliss

Austin, USA

Wholefoods Market
Made to order or make up your own from the bain marie. It’s all good for ya!

Torchy’s Tacos
Tex Mex with a twist. Fried avocado tacos woot woot!

Polvo’s Mexican
Mojo de Ajo fish – rich garlicy goodness with frozen margarita on the side

Casa De Luz
Vegan, Macrobiotic, Organic….that’s affordable

San Francisco, USA

High end vegan exclusive. Haven’t been here but it’s on my wish list.

Your turn…

I want to hear from you, what are your favourite dining places in Australia and around the world. I’ll add them here


2 responses to Places to eat


    Ooh, that’s one great list you’ve got there, Beckie. Have been wanting to create one on my blog, too! How about the Veggie Bar in Fitzroy – nothing fancy, but good veggie food. And I love Cookie in the city too!

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