Articles written by: Nola James

Melbourne Food and Wine’s Roast Collection

Just when you thought it was safe to stock up on DVDs and dust off the trackie pants, there's a month's worth of meaty reasons to leave the house this winter.


The decor is nonexistent and the service is entirely absent. But the noodles are good, gargantuan and cheap at Meetbowl.

Breakfast for a song at Pei Modern

Did you know Melbourne's new fancy-pants restaurant does breakfast for chump change? Neither did we.

Sweet Carolina

Located over an old shoemaker's shop, North Carlton's Carolina wears many hats: breakfast, lunch, dinner and some after hours too.

Gringo Vibes Mexican Cantina

A new place in Northcote takes a Cal-Mex twist with burritos, Monteray Jack and Mexican beer.

Albert St Food & Wine – Sensational Sibley in Brunswick

A smart new eatery has opened in Brunswick, with dessert superstar turned savory queen Phillipa Sibley at the helm.

South Melbourne Street Eats

Our thrifty guide to the best street eats at South Melbourne Market.

Mary ate a Little Lamb. And a lot of other random stuff.

A newbie to Chinese hotpot, Nola James discovers the joys of cooking in a cauldron at Chinatown's Little Lamb.

Bimbos vs. Naked

It's pizza vs. pintxos as two Brunswick Street institutions go head to head in the battle for tastebuds and bucks.

Hooray Krishna

Up a staircase off bustling Swanston Street you'll find Crossways - part restaurant, part refuge where everyone is welcome.

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