Melbourne City

Taste of Melbourne 2013, preview at Longrain

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on November 13, 2013

Time has just gone by so fast this year and it’s already time for the 2013 Taste of Melbourne! In fact, it runs from 14 – 17 November 2013 (which starts tomorrow!). Like last year, this year’s ToM will be held at Albert Park. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to attend a [...]


Taketori Fusion Japanese, Melbourne

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on September 10, 2013

A few weeks back I was lucky enough to have been invited by Annie, co-owner of Taketori Japanese Fusion to dine at their newly established restaurant on busy King St. Whenever I hear ‘fusion’ I don’t know what to expect. It turns out that Taketori serves up fancy bistro style modern Japanese dishes, a little [...]


The Grain Store, Melbourne

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on August 22, 2013

It seems just like yesterday that I started my shop and now it’s been more than half a year. How fast time flies. It has also been far too long since I stayed away from the blog but now that year end work is almost over, I can start to concentrate a bit of my [...]


Purple Peanuts Japanese Cafe, Melbourne

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 29, 2013

In a city with no shortage of sushi joints, you’d need to have a point of difference to make it to the top. Purple Peanuts Japanese Cafe does this well.


Movida Bar de Tapas, Melbourne CBD

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on May 20, 2013

Melbourne’s a fascinating place. It’s full of arts and culture around every corner. Melbourne’s graffiti filled lane ways is world renowned and one of the most celebrated of them all is Hosier Lane in the CBD. It houses some of the most colourful and well executed urban art you will find around and is also [...]


Sake Restaurant & Bar, Melbourne

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on March 11, 2013

Since I started the liquor business I haven’t really had the time to visit the city much so I was enwrapped when I was invited to sample the menu at Sake Restaurant & Bar one summers night a few weeks ago at the newly revamped Hamer Hall at the Arts Centre.


Kinfolk, Melbourne CBD – a cafe with a good cause

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on February 4, 2013

How many cafes do you know that can make you reminisce about your childhood? How many cafes do you know that are run by volunteers and donate money to charitable causes? How many cafes can do both AND make delicious coffees and healthy bites? I only know one and that’s Kinfolk on Bourke St.


Henry and the Fox, Melbourne

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 13, 2012

I realised I’ve left writing about Henry and the Fox until a bit too late. Their entire menu had changed since my visit but it would be such a waste to not blog about the place that I decided I’d go ahead and write about my experiences anyway. I might write an updated post after [...]


Patricia Coffee Brewers, Melbourne

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on November 10, 2012

I think every Melbournian would agree with me that there’s really no shortage of great coffee joints here. We’ve developed such an astounding coffee culture that I wouldn’t be surprised if travel agencies start adding coffee tours to their Melbourne site seeing repertoire, if it hasn’t been done already. In fact, I think that would [...]


Gaijin Lunch Bar, Melbourne CBD

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on November 6, 2012

I always have trouble finding restaurants to dine at on Friday nights. Being as indecisive as I am (and the rest of my friends too), we always tend to leave things to ‘fate’. There was one week when we finally decided on a restaurant only to find out when we arrived that the menu has [...]