In Melbourne, a city full of food and obsessed by coffee, I cook, I eat, I share the good news and the bad. essjay eats

Review: Donnini’s Lygon Street

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Every time we go to Donnini’s I ask myself why we don’t get here more often. I guess we take them for granted, but are thankful for their commitment to good food on a street that has a mistaken reputation for good food.

Coffee in the time of heat (or Seven Seeds Part 3)

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

On my way to the Vic Markets this morning I was in dire need of a coffee. This hot weather has made it hard for me to keep my caffeine intake at the required level. Yesterday I grabbed an affogato from Cavallini on Queens Parade. I was too late for a “Toby Coffee”, but I […]


Sunday, November 8th, 2009

For a bit of a special treat, we decided to visit Embrasse, which has been “on the list” for a while now, but you know, Mugaritz and Paris got in the way! (darn them!). I’ve never been a real fan of the site Embrasse occupies in Drummond street, not now, and not when it was […]