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Frankie’s Top Shop

Type ‘St Kilda West brunch’ into a search engine and the results are rather disappointing. The first two results will never be a acceptable standard and the third is located in the heart of St Kilda. It seemed this leafy part of St Kilda with gorgeous seaside views was forgot on the [...]

8 March 2017 // 0 Comments


Words and photograph by Scott Viney People open cafés for all sorts of reason. Some do it for the money and others for the freedom of not been chained to a desk. Then there are the passionate operators who have a love affair with coffee and cafe culture, but rarely do you find a cafe that is [...]

29 October 2015 // 0 Comments

The Weekend Hunt

With the fear of sounding like ‘one-of-those‘ Melbournians whose fascination for weather is an endless conversation; but man did we really get all the seasons this week. From hot to cold and everything in-between, it was harder to coordinate a wardrobe then let alone thinking about [...]

18 September 2015 // 0 Comments

Chato: bring true flavours of Spain to Thornbury

Spanish tapa has come a long way from its original meaning: to cover. From the earliest inception – where a piece of cured meat covered a wine glass in Southern Spain – it has transformed into an international gastronomic delight. It’s not a new concept to Melbourne, being well [...]

10 September 2015 // 1 Comment

Brunch Alert! Middle Fish

Brunch is a defining highlight for any weekend adventure. It’s a positive story for those Monday morning conversations with colleagues and friends; be it around the common area or showing off your impressive food knowledge to the boss. The team at The Modern Connoisseur have been running [...]

17 December 2014 // 0 Comments

The Grain Store: Summer menu

Words by Farah Beaini & Scott Viney Photography by Scott Viney There are many things the corner of King Street and Flinders Lane is well known for; strippers, clubs and a souvlaki shop that curbs the post drinking hunger. Fine dining? Not quite. Indeed, its colourful reputation has precluded [...]

17 November 2014 // 1 Comment

The Weekender: The city master

Feature Image: Jacopo Tintoretto Italian 1519–1594 The abduction of Helen (Il rapimento di Elena) c.1578–79 oil on canvas 186.0 x 307.0 cm Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (P00399) Spanish Royal Collectio (I really can’t stay) But baby it’s cold outside (Got to go away) But baby [...]

11 July 2014 // 0 Comments

Brunching on the clouds at Cumulus Inc

According to the world’s largest food crowd sourcing tool (Urbanspoon),Cumulus Inc. has been voted 3853 times, critically reviewed six times, has had 139 food blogs written about it and received 483 dinner reviews. This is a cumulus amount! It’s a true testament to their ability to receive [...]

12 June 2014 // 0 Comments

Beligum Brunch and Beer

Brunch is a Melbourne institution. A weekend wouldn’t be complete without brunch and arguably it’s a way of life. There is coffee grinding, eggs being poached, fritters cooking on a skillet, desserts being served and that definitive cafe buzz that makes us all warm and fuzzy. One [...]

23 May 2014 // 0 Comments

A litttle man has arrived in Seddon

Mr LB: Homunculus [hɒˈmʌŋkjʊləs] Noun –  Latin for a very small human or humanoid creature. “The fascination of the little man (aka dwarf) dates back to the 16th century. The motivation may stem from our curiosity as to why the little man (and woman) are kid [...]

24 January 2014 // 0 Comments

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