Category Archives: Travel

October 01

Porridge Bar – Melbourne eats.

I could not be more thrilled about writing this review! Every so often (i.e. rarely) I come across business’s that truly give significance to the name, The Smiling Foodie – enter Porridge Bar in the Prahran Markets. This small takeaway porridge cafe means serious business. You have two choices of porridge (oats or quinoa & […]

September 24

Raw Pawpaw – Brisbane eats.

Greetings Brisbane! Lovely to see you again! I was visiting last weekend for the annual Eat Drink Blog conference, giving me a great chance to meet food bloggers from all over the country. I had an absolute ball meeting some amazing people, giving me a real insight into Brisbane’s dining scene. Early Sunday morning calls […]

September 10

Two Birds One Stone – Melbourne eats.

Hararr! Another Melbourne review from my August visit! Hey guys, welcome to this weeks post. Introducing Two Birds One Stone in lovely South Yarra. Brunching with a friend on a gorgeous Friday morning, we snag a table outside – HOLLA Vitamin D! The staff were fantastic – natural and easygoing. As a morning person, it’s what […]

August 27

Patch – Melbourne eats.

Interesting fact about The Smiling Foodie – when I’m not wearing my restaurant reviewing hat (yes, hats are cool), healthy living is a fairly significant part of my life. I’m talking clean eating and a frequent gym goer – so when paleo-inspired cafe’s like Patch open, I get pretty damn excited! What’s paleo you ask? The […]

July 30

Cowbell 808 – Sydney eats.

Carrying on from a previous post, my final day on a weekend in Sydney started out with…..yep…you guessed it….BRUNCH – yay! Strolling through Bourke Street in Surry Hills, the glorious morning sun gleaming through the trees, we approached a charming little cafe – Cowbell 808. Marc, having visited several times before, recommended we give it […]

July 09

Ruby’s Diner – Sydney eats.

Sydney….it’s marvellous to see you again! Oh dear…’s a Saturday morning after a night of….ummm….frivolity! Marc suggests Ruby’s Diner in Waverley. Arriving to a scene of hungry patrons, we were shortly seated after a brief wait – our table bathed in that gorgeous Sydney sunlight – oh hi Vitamin D! Vitamin depleted from the night before, […]

June 19

Trio – Sydney Eats

A weekend in Sydney, of course brunching is required! Trio is a charming cafe in Bondi Beach. Offering an all day (Mediterranean style) breakfast with stunning ocean views, how could you go wrong?! After waiting 45 minutes for a table, we were kindly shown to our outside table. Trio really know how to look after […]