Published on 18 February 2020
My defining food moment in Melbourne was dinner at a pizza restaurant in Hawthorn called Santoni – I got the caramelised onion pizza.
The best new thing I’ve found is coffee! I grew up in Brisbane and refused to admit I’d give in to coffee. Now I’m a soy latte-ordering Brunswick resident. Melbourne changed me.
When I want to push the boat out on a meal, I go to Nobu and order the ribs and wagyu beef tacos, maybe some sashimi just to go all out. Or, to put myself to bed for the rest of the day in a food coma, I’ll order a tower [“eggs your way on sourdough, beef rashers, sujuk, hashbrown, smash avocado, olives, feta, tomato, grilled haloumi, hummus, wilted spinach, garlic mushrooms, served with Nutella pancakes, maple, strawberries and Cornetto ice-cream”] and a Nutella milkshake at Northern Perk in Brunswick.
There’s no better value in Melbourne than the vegetable tart at my local cafe, Sugardough. I usually get two and save one for later.
And when I want to dazzle friends from out of town, I like to take them to Arbory Bar, on the river.
In the mornings you’ll find me at St Rose cafe in Essendon. Hi Mich [waves].
If you looked in my fridge, you’ll find heaps of eggs. Addicted to scrambling at the moment.
My local is Sugardough, because it’s a family-run friendly cafe with good home-made food.
If I could change one thing about eating and drinking here it would be more sushi trains.
But the one thing I hope never changes in Melbourne is the atmosphere. I love going out for food in Melbourne!
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