HOT: Sebastian’s Food and Wine, 303 Hampton Street, Hampton

Sebastian’s Food and Wine holsd prime position for train enthusiasts and commuters in Hampton – on the corner of the strip shops of Hampton Street and facing the railway crossing. As such, most of the outdoor pavement tables are taken up when we visit on a weekday and as we’re with train-spotting Baby 2.0 we […]

HOT: Greenfields, Cnr Lakeside Drive and Queens Rd, Albert Park

Greenfields is a gorgeous cafe inside Albert Park with prime position on Lakeside Drive and luscious green (naturally) views of the golf course and lake. The cafe is spread out over three expansive dining areas. My favourite spot is a table by the wall-to-ceiling glass windows where you can bask in the sunshine and be sheltered from […]

HOT: Tommy Ruff, 574A Main St, Mordialloc

Are you looking for Melbourne’s best fish and chips? Tommy Ruff (Elsternwick, Windsor and Mordialloc) is consistently named in the top 10 lists and after trying it out I have to agree. They do excellent fish and chips…and everything seafood! The Mordialloc store is decked out like a salty sea shanty with bleached and painted […]

HOT: Matcha Mylkbar, 72A Acland St (Corner Carlisle St), St Kilda

If you’re struggling to get your kids to eat their greens, then make healthy food fun at Matcha Mylkbar! Matcha Mylkbar is a popular vegetarian and vegan cafe in St Kilda by the folks behind tea label Matcha Maiden. Despite heavy competition from all the other Acland Street and Fitzroy Street eateries it is one […]

HOT: Harleston Park, 40 Allison Rd, Elsternwick

Harleston Park in Elsternwick is a quiet, pretty park with a popular playground in its centre as well as surrounding picnic and barbecue facilities. The playground is a large colourful plastic structure, commonplace in many local playgrounds, but there are two distinguishing features which make it a drawcard.  Firstly, there’s a riverbed water play area with natural elements such […]

HOT: Little Captain, 353 Inkerman St, St Kilda East

Little Captain is a small family-owned cafe in a prime position in St Kilda East/Balaclava – its back area opens out onto Hewison Reserve and a fenced playground. The cafe itself is a little higgledy-piggledy, with a squashy front room and a back room filled with toys for rummaging. If the weather’s good I recommend […]

HOT: The Hungry Peacock, 16 Mornington–Tyabb Road, Tyabb

The Hungry Peacock in Tyabb is an amazing cafe and play space that is well worth a special trip if you’re not local to the area. Parents own the large sprawling cafe and they’ve thought of everything to keep the kids fed and entertained and the adults fed and watered. There’s even a sign telling you […]

HOT: Paper Fish, 30 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda

For decades St Kilda Beach, Melbourne’s most famous and most frequently visited beach, hasn’t had a fish and chippery. Now Paper Fish, a beachside fish and chip shop, serves high quality fresh fish and chips and other beach bites such as salads, calamari and fritto misto is a giant paper cone. Paper Fish‘s location can’t […]

HOT: Servery and Spoon, 137-139 Waverley Road, Malvern East

Servery and Spoon is a spacious family-friendly cafe in East Malvern and it serves its well-heeled clientele well with an all day menu as well as a deli and foodstore next door. For kids they have pram space, high chairs and a menu pasted into a Little Men book. Genius really, as it acts as […]

HOT: Hendriks Cafe, 105-107 White St, Mordialloc

Hendriks Cafe is a welcome dining beacon in semi-industrial Mordialloc where you’ll find great coffee, even better food and friendly service in a warehouse that used to be a carpet showroom. The space is bright and white, with floor to ceiling windows covering two sides of the building which resides on a corner block across from […]

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