Sunday, 15 November 2015

Jinda Thai, Abbotsford

Jinda Thai is a famous Thai restaurant in the Richmond/Abbotsford area, with one of its most popular dishes being the layered crepe cake. I'd been wanting to try this place as I had heard lots of great reviews of it, and was very happy with my experience.

We went just before 12pm on a Saturday, and luckily didn't have to wait at all for a table. As we were leaving though, there were definitely people waiting around, so I'd suggest going early for either lunch or dinner, if you don't want to wait too long. The service was relatively quick, and the staff were friendly. The place appears to have been converted into a restaurant from an old warehouse or some sort of large open area, and the brick walls with the large windows on one side gave the place a rustic feel. It was a little more on the cosy side with the tables all being quite close together, but not that you'd feel uncomfortable. The atmosphere was very lively, and you could tell that it was popular place for large gatherings.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Golden Child, Glen Iris

Golden Child is a small cafe in Glen Iris, on the same street as another place I've blogged about, Baba Sus. The cafe is right next to Burwood train station on the Alamein line, and seems to be quite a popular cafe for those who want to skip the long queues of Baba Sus!

Journeyman, Windsor

Journeyman is a popular Chapel Street cafe in Windsor, located in the heart of the shopping area and easily accessible by both tram and train. I was surprised I hadn't really heard of the cafe despite its high ratings online, and was happy with my experience here.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Dip in Cafe, CBD

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Dip In Cafe is a large, spacious cafe on McKillop St in the CBD just off Bourke Street, between Elizabeth and Queen St. It's on the same street as Red Spice Road, Goong, and a few other eateries, and the concept of the dishes here are really interesting and different.

The entrance of the cafe leads to a wide, downstairs area with a couple of small tables, before opening out into a larger area with booths lining three sides and a large communal table in the middle, and there's also seating outside the cafe itself. There's really cool artwork along one whole wall, and there's a sort of old school and also slightly American feel to the place with the wooden booths in particular. Lights hang from the ceiling and the upbeat music gives off a South American/Jamaican vibe.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

The Baker's Wife, Camberwell

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The Baker's Wife is a cafe in Camberwell on Burke Road just before Toorak Rd, in a little shopping strip and easily accessible by tram 72. I actually went for the first time for one of my friend's wedding, and recently again for brunch. The cafe has a really good range of dishes and the pastries are delicious - definitely worth a visit.

We went on a Sunday around noon and there was about a fifteen minute wait for a table, and once seated, a bit of a wait before our food actually came. It was really busy and there was an upbeat, lively atmosphere from all the customers. Theres an artistic, rustic and homely feel to The Baker's Wife with its brick walls, the plants hanging from the ceiling and the large fireplace to one side of the cafe. The staff were friendly and attentive, though at times it was hard to get their attention because it was so busy. Every table has a jar of cutlery but ours didn't, and it took awhile for the staff to notice this and bring some across to us.