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Falco – A Small Batch Of Goodness

New to Smith Street, Collingwood is a wonderful bakery, Falco, that describes itself as a small batch bakery. And a small batch of goodness it certainly is. Let’s face it most mass produced foods lose that je ne sais quoi, that something that makes artisan foods worth the extra dollars or extra distance to obtain….

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New Urban Farm

Acre, the new urban farm with eateries and more, has just opened at the Burwood Brickworks site on Middleborough Road, Burwood East. This exciting and unique project is a huge food garden hub with various places to eat the produce, enjoy the view over a drink or coffee and cake, learn about sustainable food production…

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Black Star Pastry Revisits

Sydney iconic cake makers, Black Star Pastry, have opened a pop-up store/cafe in Acland Street, St. Kilda. As I wrote when they last visited Melbourne in 2017 their fruit-driven cakes are not only extremely pretty but delightfully fresh and flavoursome. These cakes are not the dense, super sweet numbers meant for a long shelf life…

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Wild Life Bakery

Wild Life Bakery has been running for a couple of years now, so I have been a bit slow on the reconnaissance which is unfortunate as I’ve missed out on some wonderful breads. Not that Melbourne is short of good artisan bakers but this baker not only makes a very fine loaf but is open…

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Tooborac Pies In Carlton

Tooborac, situated on the Northern Highway before Heathcote, is famous for its historic bluestone Tooborac hotel and adjacent pie shop. The house made pies have been a hit with visitors to the Heathcote wine region as well as travellers making a strategic pit stop but now those famous pies can be a regular affair for…

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