A Final Meals in Melbourne

The City, The Cuisine

It has been a wonderful year of delicious food!  We’ve tried tons on various ethnic foods and lots of traditional Australian cuisine, as well as enjoyed the fantastic cafe culture in Melbourne.

Without further ado, the (lengthy) final meals in Melbourne post!

Brunetti

Brunetti is an iconic Melbourne location.  The displays are just jaw-dropping when you walk in– metres upon metres of counters displaying every type of pastry you can imagine.  Every single thing we tried from there was delicious (which is not something the can be said of every Melbourne bakery).

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Raspberry Pastry Twist

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Pain au chocolat

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Custard Croissant

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White coffee, hot chocolate, chai latte, and mocha (clockwise)

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Glazed/sugared Donut + hot chocolate = heaven

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And to take home…

Cannoli & Lemon Tarts

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Grey and Bliss

Chai Latte-Vanilla

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Flat White

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English Breakfast Tea

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Breakfast Burrito

w/ bacon, fried egg, avocado, cheese, spicy tomato salsa, hot sauce

 

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Ricotta hotcakes w/ whipped mascarpone, molasses poached pear, fresh berries, mint & crushed hazelnut 

 

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Free range eggs anyway on toast

Poached, which they do fantastically here

 

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Bliss benedict w/ toasted brioche, smashed avo, pomegranate, poached eggs, hollandaise & smoked salmon

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New York Minute

Chocolate Ripple Milkshake

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Coney Island Schnitzel Burger

A NYC carnival classic! Free range and hand-crumbed juicy chicken breast, smoked bacon, premium grade Swiss cheese, fresh tomato and spinach topped off with sweet chilli and mayo.

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Plus fries, duh.

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The Exchange Hotel

The Exchange Parmigiana

chicken schnitzel, ham, Napoli, mozzarella, chips & house salad

Seriously the best parma in Melbourne, if not Victoria, if not Australia.  We love the Exchange Hotel!

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Fish and Chips

Beer battered fish, beef fat potatoes, pea puree, beer pickled onions, grilled lemon & tartare

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The Lux Foundry

Chamellia Chai Latte

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Flat White

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Toasted Fruit Loaf

w/ citrus ricotta

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Brioche French Toast

w/ espresso mascarpone, dark chocolate crumb, poached spiced pear, fresh berries, salted toffee

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Muharam Cafe

Golden Gaytime Milkshake

A Golden Gaytime is an ice cream bar of vanilla, toffee, honeycomb, and chocolate.  This milkshake based off of that incorporated all off those flavours, plus delicious golden syrup.

Another Freakshake cafe checked off of my list!  This one rates pretty highly: a thin milkshake, inventive toppings, and a wow factor (an entire ice-cream cone!).

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Mocha

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Beef Vindaloo

w/ Basmati rice, roti, and mint yoghurt

One of the best curries to be had in Melbourne!  Even though it was from a non-Indian restaurant…

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Sidewinder Beer Battered Chips

w/ honey mustard mayo

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Stalactites

This is a go-to restaurant for many in the Greek Precinct of Melbourne.  With a memorable stalactite ceiling, it is known for it’s souvlaki and home-style Greek cooking.

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Home Baked Bread

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Pastitio

Baked layers of macaroni, beef, and cheese, topped with béchamel cream sauce

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Yiouvetsi

oven baked lamb pieces and kritharaki (rice-shaped pasta) in a light tomato sauce

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Homemade Moussaka

Greek traditional dish of baked layers of potatoes, minced beef & eggplant topped
with bechamel cream sauce

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Mixed Giro

marinated boneless chicken and lamb from the spit, served with Greek salad & chips

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Dessert Platter: (clockwise) galaktoboureko, vanilla ice cream, baklava, creme caramel

The galaktoboureko was interesting.  A thick, almost gelatinous, custard between flaky sheets of filo.  I, personally, didn’t love the textures.

However, everything else was simply amazing.  One of the best baklavas I’ve eaten.

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Grey and Bliss

Mocha

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Bliss benedict w/ toasted brioche, smashed avo, pomegranate, poached eggs & hollandaise

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Wasabi crusted calamari w/ Vietnamese style slaw salad & lemon/parsley mayo

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100% Wagyu beef burger w/ fresh tomato, cos lettuce, pickle, panko onion ring, cheddar, & secret sauce

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Cauliflower soup w/ a hint of pernod, Italian style breadcrumbs, lemon, parsley, & a side of bread

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Sweet corn, zucchini & sweet potato fritters w/ pear chutney, lemon goat curd, smash avocado, apple glaze, poached eggs & smoked salmon

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Queen Victoria Market

Spicy Lamb Borek

Boreks are a traditional Turkish food.  The ones at the market are completely authentic, steaming hot, and the right price.

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Spinach and Cheese Borek

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Rock Salt Caramel and Old English Toffee Gelato

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Brown Sugar

Espresso Martini

These are always referred to as “cheeky” in Australia.

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Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

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Penne Bolognese 

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Ham and Cheese Toastie

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Field Mushrooms w/ Toast and Egg

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Brownie

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Sticky Date Pudding

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Cafe Lafayette

Chocolate and Pretzel Milkshake

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Black Sesame Milkshake

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Fried eggs with mushrooms, potatoes, bacon, and vegetables

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Berry and Yakult Milkshake

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Rock, Paper, Scissors

Chai Latte

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Mocha

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Rosti Breakfast with Smoked Salmon and Bacon

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Corn Fritters

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Toast with Avo and Bacon

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Pancakes with Grilled Banana, Hazelnuts, and Cream

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