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Chez Dre: French inspired brunch dishes

Too lazy to cook brunch one rainy Sunday morning, we decided to head out to Chez Dre for a bite. While Chez Dre usually faces long lines on weekends, we were fortunate to be able to get a table straight away as the rain had deterred all but the most keen brunch hunters, and we were happy to brave the cold and rain take an outside table that was shielded with an umbrella. 181 more words


Etto Italian Street Pasta, South Melbourne

I’ve had a mix of experiences with Etto across Melbourne, with the South Melbourne one being my usual go to due to proximity to my now former office. 131 more words

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St Ali: South Melbourne institution famous for coffee

When you think of South Melbourne and coffee, your mind probably jumps straight to St. Ali. An institution for coffee lovers, St Ali also serves up brunch dishes with inventive names. 349 more words


Bibelot: The ultimate dessert and ice cream parlour

Bibelot is a dessert parlour in South Melbourne that specialises in a range of delicate cakes and tarts, macarons and chocolate bon bons and artisan creations. 164 more words


Living History – St Vincent’s Place

Probably the most gracious and beautiful location in what was the Emerald Hills area is St Vincent’s Place and the St Vincent’s Place Gardens. Not only is it the crown in the architecture of the original estate, it represents probably the most beautiful of all preserved heritage areas in Melbourne not currently in the hands of the State. 813 more words

South Melbourne – From Humble Beginnings to Celebrating 150 Years as Melbourne’s Oldest Market.

Emerald hill or ‘Old South Melbourne’ has an amazingly mixed pedigree. Originally the site of Melbourne’s first major orphanages and expansive network of workers cottages – some quite innovative as we shall see, it was also home to some grand residences and public buildings. 862 more words

Emerald Hill – The Beginning

Emerald Hill is perhaps Melbourne’s most significant area of still surviving Heritage Architecture. With the magnificent and very grand South Melbourne Town Hall, the housing of  the original estate, and the spectacular retail shopping facades of ‘Old Clarendon St’ it represents one of the last remnants of early and historic architecture remaining in Melbourne. 912 more words