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Juno and May 662 Burke Road, Camberwell, Melbourne Contact: 03 8840 8006 Juno and May have transformed a large complex space into a series of areas with different textures. The bright light, light stained wood brunch front leads to the luxurious dark back area, with a great high function area above. We dropped in at night to taste their asian inspired dinner menu
Miss Korea Kitchen Location: 845 Burke Road, Camberwell, Melbourne, VIC Contact: 03 9882 4999 This one-room Korean eatery on Camberwell’s bustling Burke Road serves all that sizzly, smoky, K-Bbq goodness without the fuss, and then some. Barbequed wagyu scotch fillet (7+ marble score) and black angus meat can be brought to your table and cooked in front of you. Large Korean army-stype stews are also on offer. What we love, however, are the individual dishes and shared plates – in particular, Miss Korea Kitchen’s seafood pancake is a winner, jam-packed with flavour and crisp at the edges.
I am constantly astounded by the quality and diversity of food that is offered in Melbourne. Having recently returned from travelling and working overseas (where I had the pleasure of dining at quite a few Michelin-starred restaurants), I can comfortably say that Melbourne offers some of the best restaurants and cafes in the world, which, believe it or not, I much preferred over their Michelin-starred counterparts. This past month I have been very ‘busy’ re-acquainting my palette with Melbourne food. Here are a few favourites that I’d happily eat at (over and over) again: Hinoki Japanese Pantry Location: 279 Smith Street, Fitzroy, VIC 0065 Contact: 03 9417 4531 Fonda Mexican Location: 248 Swan Street, Richmond, VIC 3121 Contact: 03 9429 0085 Jinda Thai Location: 7 Ferguson St, Abbotsford, VIC 3067 Contact: 03 9419 5899
My Other Brother Location: Enter at rear (via car park), 586 Burke Rd Camberwell, VIC 3124 My Other Brother is located in the most unassuming of places – to get to this one, you’ll have to deviate from the bustle of Bourke Road; the cafe sits behind a makeshift picket fence on the boundary of the car park leading to Camberwell Market. However, once you’re in, you’re in for a treat. The cafe is delightfully bright space, with enough seating to allow for not-too-long waits, and huge communal tables lining the centre. It’s a clean and crisp feel, and, despite its relatively hidden facade, is absolutely teeming with customers. The service is warm and polite on the busiest of days.
Prospect Espresso Location: 2a Prospect Hill Rd, Camberwell, VIC Contact: 03 9882 7359 As the traffic moves swiftly from Prospect Hill Road to Burke, Prospect Espresso’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appeal is nestled in a wee space, with the crew pumping out consistently excellent coffee and well-executed breakfasts. The pared-back, sun-drenched cafe has quickly become a popular place for those looking for a sweet escape from the buzz of the main shopping strip and the promise of good coffee, all served in those mint-tinted Acme & Co cups. Bliss.
Pickle n Roast Location: 724 Burke Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124 Contact: 03 9813 1919 Election day is usually marked by community bakes and sausage sizzles, but this time, instead of waiting in line for a snag, we thought we’d give the new kid on the block (Pickle n Roast) a go.