AO in Melbz

2017

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So I’ve always wanted to watch the Australian Open every year but never got the chance to. Then I said to myself, stuff it and book! So I did! Used my trick of using flight points and booked flights. 1 economy and 1 business class. All up paid 50 bucks. Then booked the 3rd round of Aus Open 2017. Best time and cheapest time! The week before the finals and legit players playing. Definitely worth it!

Friday night I bought a night pass which Federer was playing against Berdych! Got to see the maestro play! He is legit on another level. Berdych got beat and sent home early! Yooooo 35 years old and still killing it… we did it fed. We did it! Yes the seats were all the way at the back but Rod Laver arena ain’t super big. I could still see the ball getting hit back and forth. It’s worth it yo! 100 bucks worth it!

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Next day we got the day pass which I think is the best value for money. The whole day you could go to any court including Hisense except for Rod and Margaret court. We watched a 4 hour match with Ferrer vs Batista. To be honest there were heaps of good rallies however the level of competition wasn’t as good as Fed express. We then moved onto Raonic vs Simon. HOLY MOLY we got front court seats and Raonic serves were on another level. The level of competition was messed up! Hisense arena was dope as well! So so worth it.

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It was a great atmosphere, fun and energetic. Down side.. I got sun burnt! Bring some sun screen yo! Other then that enjoy it! I’m definitely going back next year! Ain’t no holloback girl! #Ausopen2017

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Third Wave

Prahran, Melbourne

I love american food/bbq and I heard that this place was really good. Tracked it all the way here after an AFL game. The place was pretty neat, simple setup with white chairs. One thing I noticed as soon as we walked in the restaurant was the smell… hmmmm smoked american bbq meat smell. So good!

It wasn’t packed at all, I think it is because we came quite early. There weren’t too many tables either. Anyways to the food! I ordered the pork ribs, mac and cheese and kipfler potatoes.

When the food came out it looked so good! However the taste, I have to say I was disappointed. The pork ribs were ….different… it wasn’t juicy nor saucey nor tender… it was dry…. really dry.. that is because that’s the style of cooking the chef made for this specific dish. Unfortunately for me it was a miss. The mac n cheese was nothing special, it was more chewy and plasticy, no flavouring at all,  the potatoes too were just plain  nothing special. Real gutted as I heard so many good things about this place.

Maybe I just picked the wrong dishes… I saw the burgers on the other hand and man they look amazing. When I get back down to Melbourne I will definitely try the burgers!

Third Wave Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

1090 Burger

Richmond, Melbourne

Just before an ANZAC AFL game thought it would be good to feed off fatty burgers… heard about 1090 burgers as it was close by. We arrived at burger place and it wasn’t packed, which was good! (As all other places were packed in the area due to the game). Cash only FYI.

Easy and simple menu, if you’re indecisive when choosing food it’s your lucky day! Ordered the Thunder burger – double patty with bacon and chilli mayo and salted caramel milkshake.

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I have to say the burger was really good! It was juicy, fatty, cheesy and delicious! Bacon were crispy and sticky, the chilli mayo was not that spicy however there was a little kick to the taste (it tastes like mayo wit a little bit of chilli and mixed with melted cheese).It was a little bit too salty due to the generosity of the sauce for my liking, but other than that it was really good! If you don’t want the burger too salty just tell them not to put too much sauce.

The salted caramel milkshake… hmmmm.. so nice and cold! Thick and creamy milk shakes are my favourite and this one was it! You can taste the Salted caramel and surprisingly it wasn’t too sweet. On a hot day you should order one… or heck even in winter… even better!

Overall, must try if you are around Richmond area!

1090 Burger Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Il Dolce Freddo

Richmond, Melbourne

One of the best gelato places I’ve ever been to!!! Like really… I had the pandan and green tea flavours… wooowwww…so smooth, creamy and soft!! It wasn’t overly sweet nor overpowering with a single ingredient. Everything gelled so well together! The definition of refreshing gelato! Must go if you are around this area. You can always try all the flavours if you’d like. The servers were heaps nice and prices are not too expensive either.. however it doesn’t matter about the price when you’re paying for quality gelato!

Shall be back….

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Il Dolce Freddo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Cumulus Inc

Melbourne, CBD

I initially thought the cafe was upstairs and later found out after going up it was the bar.. haha! The cafe by day and restaurant by night had an open floor with all the tables in the middle. Plain and simple vibe.

It was quite busy when we arrived. Waitress that served us was quite nice. I had the Shaksouka which was baked eggs with roasted peppers and shanklish… no idea what that is but the the dish pretty much tasted like eggs, tomato and cheese. Melbourne love their baked eggs. I think the dish was OK. Wouldn’t say it was the best egg dish that I ever had. CAUTION – the pan is freaking hot! I burnt my arm accidentally leaning on it. 😦 I also had a coffee – now… I am not a coffee drinker nor do I critique coffee but man when I drank it was so smooth and … nice… all I can say is that it was good! And last but not least I ordered a Canele which was a burnt caramel mini muffin dessert. Really good! Must order if you can… sticky and chewy caramel coating around the small looking muffin and moist in the inside. Just perfect.

I have to say it was quite pricey. That is the only downside. I hear this place is known for its dinner though. I shall come back next time and check it out!

Cumulus Inc. Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Waffle on… yo

Melbourne, CBD

Waffles waffles waffles… the best type of food ever created… thank you waffle inventor! Cool little place near a train station around flinders. It can look like a dodgy place however we all know to never judge its food from the looks.

I tried the nutella waffle and man it was good. Simple and fresh. The waffle was hot, doughy and crunchy with melted nutella drizzled. I would definitely come back and try some other flavours. Til next time!

If you are around area check them out. It won’t break your bank and you can eat it on the go!

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Waffle On Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Bowery To Williamsburg

Melbourne, CBD

1st cafe visit in Melbourne and I personally think it was the best one! Small cafe in a quiet laneway but had the New York-ish vibe… pretty sure they’re trying to get a subway/train station look.. When you arrive you can smell the aroma of all the food just hitting your face.. amazing.. you can smell the bacon, smoked meat and fried eggs.

We got there quite late around 11 am and surprisingly quiet… nek minute… packed… I guess we came at the right time!

The waiters were heaps nice and helpful…. food smells and sounds amazing… not too pricey either.

I ordered a coffee and the chicken waffles… coffee was standard however it came with a kiss chocolate and the chicken and waffles was AMAZING!!!! The chicken was soft in the inside, crunchy skin on the outside and not too salty or dry…it tasted fresh and spices was just right! The waffles was doughy,  smooth and a little crunchy on the outside…Maple syrup drizzled on the dish had the right amount, the right sweetness and did not make the waffles or chicken soggy. PERFECTION!! Must try dish.. just do it!

Overall loved the cafe and food! Must go if you are in the city area!

 

Bowery to Williamsburg Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato