Posts from the ‘Some Good spots around Melbourne’ Category

Cafe Latte, Toorak

This post was written a few days after my visit to Cafe Latte in Toorak.

They seemed to be a little busy this morning, was a nice morning to be out, though a little cold.  Seemed like a popular spot for locals to come for breakfast, as they all seemed to know each other.  Sounded like they had just undergone a renovation, with a few of the locals going deeper inside for a yonder.  The atmosphere was good, a nice homely feel to it.

The coffee they served was their own blend.  It wasn’t too bad, though it had an interesting acidic quality to it.  Comparable to some of the better coffee’s going around.  I ordered a baked eggs with cannelloni beans, herbs and tomato sauce.  It was actually quite good.  Though, again, it did not live up to my top breakfast so far, at Circa the Prince.  It was pretty good though, and would like to go there for dinner one day too.  I think it would be a good spot for a nice dinner out.

A nice breakfast


ES-x Cafe, Exhibition st

After having a decent Guatemalan coffee at 65 degrees, I wanted to go to Society for breakfast.  Society is in the Age good Food guide, and also listed as breakfast available, as well as opening at 7:00am.  Not on this particular morning.  They were still shut at 7:05.  The lights were on, but the doors were locked.  I know this might be a little harsh, though, I did have parking restrictions as well a job to get too.

I decided to go down the road, on Exhibition st.  The place was called ES-x.  Rather a play on letters I think.  It seemed like it hadn’t been open for too long.  Not much signage, and no visible menu’s.  Speaking to the waiter (or owner, not sure), I ordered an eggs Florentine and a small orange juice.

For a change, the spinach was actually washed.  Inevitably, when you order an eggs Florentine, or any spinach dish, you end up with some grain or sand in the spinach, a sign that it has not been washed properly.  This was not the case this time around.  This was a good change.  It was actually a good breakfast.  It was good value for money.  Simple, good and quick.  Couldn’t ask for much more.


Washed spinach for a change

Tazio, Flinders lane

I was walking around, looking for a place to eat.  I was getting hungry, and walked past a few places.  Economy is the key.  Cannot be spending too many dollars every time we go out.  So value is important.

I walked into Tazio, I do not remember seeing this restaurant here before, and, with limited signage, made it hard to spot out.  I don’t often visit this part of town.  Tazio’s is located on Flinders Lane, at the top end, near the corner of Exhibition St.  Some nice restaurants in the area too.

I was on my own, and all they could offer me was a ‘bar’ table.  It really wasn’t a bar table as such, it was a communal table, which actually was a good spot for someone on their own.  The waiter was very accommodating too, and the service was pretty good.

I ordered a beer (italian of course), it was a Forst Beer.  It was a lager, and was extremely refreshing in the weather that we were having.  I enjoyable indeed.  After walking out , I thought it would be a great place to come back simply for a drink, and a chat with some friends.  Good choice of italian beers…mmm, wish I could have another now.

The pizza was a Flavio, it had fior d latte, blue cheese and kipfler potato’s.  Fior di latte is basically a mozzarella made from cow’s milk as opposed to buffalo milk.  The pizza was pretty good, flavoursome, though, it really didn’t do it for me.  It tasted very traditional, thin base, not a heavy amount of topping, though I think a am a fan of tomato on pizza, for which this did not have any.

Overall was a good nite out, nice service, friendly staff, and a reasonable bill at the end ($24.00 for me in the end).  I would recommend this place, good atmosphere, good selection of beers, nice pizza, what more is there to say.