Friday, September 30, 2016

Zumbo Patiserrie + Kettle Black + Brunetti Melbourne

Zumbo Patiserrie

Claremont St, South Yarra VIC 3141, AustraliaOpening hours: 7am-7pm

Adriano Zumbo is a well known chef. He does beautiful cakes & has appeared on several TV programmes. Upon walking into the shop, you see the sign 'Zumbo" right away. It's kinda captivating haha. The pastry glass chillers display all his pastries & they are all presented so well! Makes you wanna buy everything. 
The macarons were one of the best i've ever had. The flavours were out of this world! Def worth the price!

Kettle Black
 50 Albert Rd, South Melbourne VIC 3205, AustraliaOpening hours: 7am-4pm 

Kettle Black is known for their brunch menu. I read rave reviews of thier Ricotta Hotcakes. I realized there are several cafes serving up thid particular dish. Seems like it's a crowd fav! I bused down with my friend & we couldn't wait to try the highly raved about Ricotta Hotcakes. We shared 1 dish as the portion was really huge! We couldn't even finish the hotcakes tbh. 

We were placed at a communal table, sharing table with other customers. My friend and i were kinda disappointed with the service as the guy who brought us to the table had us wait for at least 5mins for a menu. Another couple who was seated on the same table as us, in fact they were seated directly opposite us.. Were given their menus right away. Few more people who came in were given their menus right away too. As it was a tad busy, it was difficult to catch one of the server's attention. We received our menus in the end after looking around aimlessly for 5mins. 

Apart from the disappointing service, we did enjoy our food! The Ricotta Pancakes were so fluffy!! We loved it! It's a MUST TRY when visiting Kettle Black!


 214 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaOpening hours: 7am-8pm

Brunetti has been ard for several years. In fact, Singapore has opened one at Tanglin Mall for quite some time. Unfortunately, the reviews on the outlet at Tanglin Mall has several bad reviews! My friend who has eaten the one in Melb says that SG's franchise is a far cry from the original outlet. I've never eaten at the one in SG so i can't judge.

I did however, try the one in Melb! It was not bad. I had a Parma Ham & Rocket sandwich. For desserts i tried their Salted Caramel Eclair & Cannoli. While i absolutely loved their Eclairs, i even went bac for seconds (lol), i did not enjoy eating the Cannoli. I didn't like the crust of the Cannoli. I found it to be really hard & tasteless. The filling within wasn't as appetizing either. Everything else we ordered was fine, except for the Cannoli.

Here's a video i did of all the food places we visited in Melbourne! (:

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Vintage Market + Porgie & Mr Jones

There are several markets in Melbourne going on over the weekends. I am not sure which Vintage market i went to but i think you could check it up online for any markets happening during the weekends if you wanna check it out. 
There were many pretty cool knick knacks sold. Also, they were priced quite reasonably. It's the kind of price you can never find in SG.

 Porgie & Mr Jones
 291 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 8.30am to 4pm

The food was wonderful! Loved the flavours! 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Queen Victoria Market + Winter night market

Every morning, my friends and i would make coffee runs. Melbourne is known for it's coffee. It would be a real waste if we didn't drink at least one cup everyday. I'm not a huge coffee fan.. But working at a coffee house previously has taught me to appreciate the taste. I absolutely love the coffee beans that Melbourne uses. Not too acidic, which i honestly dislike.

There happens to be a coffee place near Yarraville where we were staying at. So we walked over every morning to have a cup & would sometimes head back to the apartment after getting our take away coffees to cook our own breakfast! The fresh produce here is sooo much cheaper than SG it's insane! Wish i would stay in Melbourne for several years. Cooking in would be so awesome & saves me so much money! We bought 8 Jumbo homemade sausages for & $10. Tt's really cheap! Can never find such prices in SG.

We visited Queen Victoria Market as it is one of the most touristy places in Melbourne! It's kind of like a huge flea market. Lots of handy crafts, vintage items, food etc. I scored a vintage luggage bag for $20!! How awesome! The vintage lugagge i purchased would have easily cost over 150SGD. At the market i got it for $20! & a rotary phone for $5!!! Well it ain't working but i've always wanted a display piece. So for $5 it's pretty darn cheap! I can gurantee you that you can NEVER find one of that price in SG. I've been searching for years but it's usually priced at 80SGD & above. Most of em aren't even working anyway.

This is the vintage luggage i bought for $20!