It was a typical Tasmanian Winter late morning – dreary and overcast, with the leaves just sopping with rain. Just finished an early shift at work and with a hot coffee and food in the front of my mind, and my mum having a day off work, the idea of a spontaneous brunch out became a reality.
A pretty standard outing, yet with an especially great reward.
After pushing through a long week of work a day off couldn’t just be spent with my feet up, eating large quantities of food and watching day television re-runs.
With this weekend just been marking one month since returning back to live in Launceston, Tasmania from Melbourne, I thought a day trip out to my childhood area of Tasmania – the Meander Valley – for an afternoon of Indie Folk music and (had to get it in my day off somehow) large quantities of food.
The ever-breathtaking hour long drive out my Uncle and Aunty’s cafe/the day’s sold-out music venue, Marakoopa Cafe in Mayberry, was met at the end by a fantastic group of 30+ Sunday music enthusiasts not deterred by a 13-degree day merely a week after the state (and especially the area of Meander Valley) suffered some of it’s worst floods and rainfalls in history.
Set in the heart of the main street in Daylesford, this quaint little restaurant has more chocolates than you can dare poke a stick at. However, if you are not after a chocolate fix and trust me, the sheer sight, smell and choice will blow you away…. then the menu is something you can really get behind.
There is nothing more spectacular than being able to relive history. There is a certain joy in making sure a part of the bygone era still lives. Repurposing it to add value and allure to a whole new generation ensures that some of the most remarkable things in history withstand the test of time. Throw in food options and you definitely have a winning option! Continue reading “Melbourne: Colonial Tram Car Restaurant”→
They say there’s nothing better than a home cooked meal. It is the aromas and the sense of family that comes with it. At 11 inch Pizza, this saying could not have been more true. Continue reading “Docklands: 11 Inch Pizza”→
First of all, I’ve never really tried Indonesian and my foray in to it by a good friend of mine (hat tip BT) was more than I could ever hope for.
Location: 186 King street, Melbourne 3000.
You know what I have to just cut to the chase. The food was served so fast that I thought that the quality was going to be compromised. But no. This was by far the most delicious meal that I had. The grilled beef ribs with steam rice, sambal and salad was so so so SO delicious. Even now, I can taste the food coating in the back of my throat and the smells are making me drool.
Nothing can prepare you for it. Seriously.
I thought I would not be full, but by the end of it, I was filled to hilt. And the price? $12.
Do yourself a favour, just go there and you won’t be disappointed.
I’m so excited that I have to give this place a resounding 5/5.
And it’s a one man kitchen. The efficiency of a well run operation just swelled my heart with pride. A few places, across multiple industries could learn a thing or two from this restaurant.
It’s not often you’re enticed by a saying, but Japanese restaurant Ramen Ya managed to not only pique my curiosity but also managed to relieve me of my hard earned money.
Ramen is a staple diet of the Japanese people and when done well (I’m looking at you 2 minute noodlers) can be one that is an experience to be written home about. Continue reading “Melbourne: Ramen Ya”→
In a world where productivity is the bastion upon which all things are placed, it would only be a matter of time, before this would be applied to the food production line. And here’s why BrimCCs does not disappoint. Continue reading “Melbourne: BrimCC”→