Little Creatures @ Brunswick

Let  me introduce Little Creatures @ Brunswick!

I had been to this place just once and I’m in love with it! Not only they are unique (place looks like a warehouse), but they have all sorts of food served.. For what I know, they even brew their own beer and had different flavors..

It was couple months ago when my friend suggests we should try this place out. When we entered the restaurant, I thought it was unique and very casual environment! What a name for this kind of place called “Little Creatures”! I thought there will be lots of different of creatures figurine hanging around the wall or might be some designs that relates to the name of the place… Anyway, we looked at the menu, and there’s lots of varieties to choose from. Firstly, we ordered the beer which is called “rogers” *said to be the most famous* at a start. We ordered 2 different types of beer but I couldn’t recall the other name of that particular flavor that we tried.

The beers could be ordered in 3 different sizes which I think we choose the small size (avoid to get drunk during lunch time). So, followed by the drinks, we quickly ordered pizzas and mussels without wasting any time because my friend said (who’ve been there before) usually by lunch time, the place will be packed. And we need to be quick with our orders, otherwise it’s going to take ages for us to start our feast! While chit chatting through along among 4 of us, our orders finally arrived!

Since it was months ago where I’ve been there, for foodlovers who would like to have a try at their place, please refer to their website! They have all information that you guys need! Have fun enjoying the food! Hope it’s a new discovery for those of you who have not known this place ! https://www.littlecreatures.com.au/

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Middle Cafe and Bar @ Middle Park

I was browsing through my photos folders and realized that every single folder, there’s always picture of food… >_< I think I am obsessed with food, and just could not avoid good food… Some of my friends might know that I ate any food EXCEPT baby corn… I tried when I was young like 5 years old and it tasted totally sucks and wierdd, the worst thing is that I almost vomit because of eating it. So it is totally a bad experience of it!

This time, I would like to introduce one of the cafes that I went to. We did not intend to go this cafe but eventually we can’t find that place, so we just randomly choose this cafe. When we first saw the place, it was quite pack of people.. Some of them sit outdoors with their pets and some are enjoying indoors (some were sitting at the bar table). So we chose to sit outdoors where the sun directly shine through me.

We ordered mocha and hot chocolate respectively before ordering any breakfast. It came pretty quick despite many customers were having breakfast too. With my stomach growling, i scanned through my menu and there I’ve locked my eyes on the Smoked Salmon with Scrambled eggs on toast! By just using my imagination, It would taste good no matter what..>_< My friend ordered Bruschetta on Toast.  When our meals came, it was actually quite a big portion! Presentation of the food are really nice and the customer service is friendly too.

While chatting and eating our breakfast in Middle Park, I feel that the lifestyle in Melbourne is really very relaxing. Looking at the people around us are pretty doing the same thing like us. Spending weekend time with families and friends are the precious thing we can do especially when we contribute our day time to our “lovely” full-time jobs. Anyway, by the time we finished our breakky, I went in to the counter and found there’s huge muffins! YES, HUGE MUFFIN! *Specifically* =banana muffin! 🙂 So there I go again, I ordered a banana muffin for us to share. The banana muffin was home-made and served warm! Obviously, I cut in quarter in order to allow myself only half or less considering how much calories I have consumed just breakfast ALONE. -___- I can really taste the banana chunk sitting right on the bottom of the muffin, and it was not as sweet as I thought. I like muffin that it’s not too sweet, so to me, the muffin is just perfect for my taste. My friend is not a big of muffin, so hopefully he’s enjoying it too while with me… 😛

In terms of pricing of the food, it is between $6 – $16.50. They do serve lunch too as far as I know and bars at night?

Overall Verdict :

Price : Average between $6 – $16.50.

Atmosphere: Pet-friendly,  modern Australia cuisine, many menu to choose from,  friendly customer service, efficiency.

Food : Between 7 – 8.5 rating out of 10!

Place Location: 20-22 Armstrong Street, Middle Park, Vic

Contact: 03 9699 6082

Café No.5 @ Central Place

Another breakfast day with my friend who is going back to Indonesia for good soon on 16th Jan. Recently, I have been having this feeling that more and more friends around are going back to their own countries for good.. Is it a sign for me? @_@

Anyway, before I went for this breakfast, I did a good job by going to gym early in the morning before starting any big feast. So at 11.30am, I met my friend @ Flinder’s station. As usual, this friend of mine is late…-___- but just merely 15 minutes.. We went to the one of the famous breakfast area @ flinder’s lane, and there’s one cafe that I went once with my other friend named “Café No.5”. I like that way they called them No: 5 although I’ve no idea what’s the story behind it.

To him:  “I wish you tried this next time with me, OK?”

So this place is very small, cafes along these street are almost very narrow and squezzy… But the atmosphere is one of the cosy I’ve ever been. I liked the structure and the designs of how it’s been created. Imagine you are entering into a small lane with full of people enjoying breakfast, chit chatting with friends, enjoying the gloomy/bit of sunny weather… *ooo* what a leisure! Alright, next we’re looking for is the space for sitting. We were lucky to get a table for 2 right at the corner. We quickly looked up at the small little board for the menu, and I decided on ordering eggs Benedict and eggs Florentine for my friend. My friend knew that I’m a muffin lover, so he ordered an extra raspberry muffin for us to share…  Right in front of the cashier, there’s like a display shelves where they put freshly baked muffin (chocolate, strawberry, raspberry, etc) and Paninis with different fillings/flavors.On top of that, I ordered Hot chocolate for me and Mocha for my friend.

Not long after we finished the muffin for about 10 – 15 min, here comes our breakky time… It looks really delicious with the hollandaise dressing on top of the eggs… For me, I love how they cooked the half-cooked eggs, it is just very tasteful to go with the sauces. Usually when I went to their cafe, I ordered their big breakfast, but this time round I decided to try other dish. One word to describe = Nice! Customer service is also friendly. Once they say we’ve emptied our cup, the guy will come over and cleared out table and asked if we liked another cup. When we need water, another lady will also quickly grab a bottle of water and serve it to us. This is what I would consider efficiency! We chat through the meal, enjoyed our meal and my stomach is satisfied. 🙂

Overall Verdict :

Price : Average between $10 – $15.00 for each menu

Atmosphere: Pet-friendly ( but I think you won’t want to bring your pet along bcoz it’s very crowded place), modern, friendly customer service.

Food : Between 7 – 8.5 rating out of 10!

Place Location: 5 Centre Place, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Contact: 03 9650 0055

Andrew’s Chicken Joint @ Lorne

I had breakfast @ Andrew’s Chicken Joint on my way to Great Ocean Road in a town called Lorne.The place is like a fish & chips bar and it’s always packed with people and MOSQUITOES!! I hate it especially when it comes to summer! It issss sooo annoying!!! There were sooo many menus to choose from which sometimes make it more difficult what to order.

Luckily, it was highly recommended by a friend’s aunt to have toasted Vienna cost $11.50AUD. Toasted Vienna consist Avocado, 2 fried eggs, bacon, mayo and English muffin. I was keen to taste if it was really worthy. So with hesitation,  indeed I ordered following with a cup of regular hot chocolate.The average food price @ the place are between $9 – 15.00 which consider to be cheap- eats for local and visitors…In terms of  service wise um… too many people to be served but I know they’re doing their best  in order not to stuff up any of the orders… The lady that I ordered from is straight-forward, quick and attention to detail.

She did say we have to wait 15 minutes, so when finally our oder numbers were called, I can’t wait to open my box to see what’s store in it! To make more memorable moments to have our breakfast, we went over to the opposit beach to enjoy our meals. Nevertheless, I took pictures of my breakfast and the next moment, I have started munching on it…. *chew chew, yum yum* The bacon is really well cooked and crispy.  Eggs were half-cooked and it was really tasty with pepper and salt. Oil was 80% sucked by english muffing, so we can imagine how much fat has been stored in that 1 slice of english muffin, but who cares! I’m still enjoying it.. Though it is not big, but it’s enough for me for tha day~

Overall Verdict :

Price : Average ( Consider cheap eats)

Atmosphere: Pet-friendly

Place Location: 134 Mount Joy Pde, Lorne, Vic 3232

Contact: (03) 5289 1255

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010

Happy New Year 2010!

Finally, we are 10 years after the Millenium! Isn’t time fly so quick?! What have you done in the past 10 years? Have you been reflecting what you’ve done and looking forward to the new year ahead?

I’m not going to write about food because I feel like expressing my emotions and feelings. Hope my friends won’t know what I have been writing in this page, otherwise I will feel embarrased… -___-** Anyway, year 2009 to me is very special for me. I learn so many things from experiences that I did not even know who I should thank! But for one thing that I’m sure of, I want to thank my best and closest friends (you should know who you are because we are housemates). She and her husband (newly married on November) have been supporting me and be there for me when I needed someone.

1stly, I went through break up after 7 years in relationship, which I thought if I can overcome it. Amazingly, I can! Because it makes me realised that there are so many other things that I have missed out over the past few years and there are so much things that I should explore. It was indeed a right decision that I am out of this relationship. If I’m not out of it, I won’t be able to meet someone better than him or even to experience the new things that I can enjoy with a bunch of good friends around me… 2ndly, I get to go to church and meet new friends who care and enjoy to eat good and delicious food! I couldn’t belive myself that I have never tried these good places that serves delicious food over the past 7 years that I’ve lived in Melbourne. Nevertheless, they are very caring and friendly and treat each other in the community as own family members… Even though, my church is very small about 200 people, but we pretty much know each other well enough and socialise with 1 another. I really love us being together! There’s still so many good things and stories that I might need 2 – days to list them out… But anyway, year 2009 has been fruitful year for me that there are things that I’ve lost, but in the same time I’ve gained much much more in my life!

For the year 2010, I have came up with wish lists that I hope I can accomplish:

  • Travel to Indonesia inter-state with my good friends!
  • Decide on my future settling place ( which is either stay in Melbourne or back to Indonesia for good, or even to other country!)
  • Plan and own my own business
  • Get good, challenging work experience to keep my life more MORE interesting
  • Wish that I shall keep to myself and hope it comes true… *hahaha*

A new year, new beginning, new life, therefore, I wish everyone will have good prosper year of 2010! >_<