Weekend Brunch at Bowery Lane

 
Photo Credit : Priscilla Barbosa Photography

Photo Credit : Priscilla Barbosa Photography

Just another day brunching with friends. This time, we found our hang at Bowery Lane in Sydney CBD. If you're longing for the buzz of New York City, this place has got the NY vibes. I'm loving the rustic interior with exposed bricks and timber. 

We started off our Sunday with four fresh juices and smoothies. You have to try the Green Power Juice and The Cleanser. 

For the weekend brunch, we had to try Boy Scout and Smashed Avocado. The breakfast dish, Boy Scout is filled with goodness of poached eggs, field mushrooms and sauteed kale, sprinkled with paprika crumb. Just divine. 

Smashed Avocado was especially yummy with quinoa and persian feta, served on sourdough bread.

The boys particularly love Bowery Lane's Black Onyx Scotch Fillet, they wiped the dish clean! Perfectly cooked, medium rare steak served with potatoes. Simply soft and tender, it is simply to-die-for!

The Market Fish of the day was salmon. We gotta have salmon grilled in spiced butter and fresh salad. Add a zest of lemon for the tangy flavour.

For an Asian inspired dish, the Confit Duck Salad has all the fresh greens - rocket, green mango, bean sprouts - tossed in finely chopped mint and chilli. Subtle but delicious.

For side dishes, we have Charred Broccollini. A simple dish but simply mouth-watering. The broccollini is served with lemon dressing and toasted almonds.

It's such a great place to brunch at Bowery Lane or drop over for a cup of coffee. Beautiful interior with a fantastic atmosphere. Very friendly and attentive staff. 

Pop over Bowery Lane if you're ever in the city of Sydney. And it's so close to Circular Quay, it's an even better reason to check out the NY interior if you're planning a day out.

Thank you for popping over.

Stay fab!
xm

Bowery Lane 

Shop 1, Level 4,
1 O'Connell St,
Sydney NSW 

Mon-Wed: 7am - 10pm
Thur-Fri: 7am – Late
Sat: 5pm - Late

 

Brunch Haven at Middletown

 
Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz

Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz

Middletown was brunch haven. We met up with my Melbourne friend, Vickie Liu (check out her fabulous Instagram @vickiee_yo) one weekend at Pahran's New Kid On The Block.

We started off with beautifully brewed matcha latte and Coffee Waffles. It was the prettiest plated waffle in Melbourne. Topped with strawberries and  truffle ice cream, sprinkled with edible flowers and micro herbs, the Coffee Waffle was just yum.

Next stop, gotta try the Trio Mushrooms as I'm a HUGE fan of anything mushrooms. Served on home made celeriac puree with crispy pancetta, poached eggs, pecorino cheese and brioche soldiers

Lamb Neck was something you have to try when in Melbourne. This dish looked simple but it exceeded our expectations. Tender meat served with pickled beetroots, heirloom baby carrots and sweet potato, topped with smoked yoghurt.

Wagyu Brisket On House Brioche was a delight. I particularly am in love with the crispy chard (it's like a yummy veggie crisp). The wagyu was served on toasted brioche, with a generous serve of mustard aioli, fruit relish and salad. Just divine.

Now, this one I'm super excited with. Quinoa Salad is a very pretty (and mouth-watering) salad dish. It's got all the nutrition you need - stone fruit gel, halloumi cheese, fennel tops, radish, pickled and roasted cauliflowers. 

We will be coming back to Middletown for sure. Loving their all-day breakfast and lunch, with beautiful mod interior, it is a perfect place to hang out with family and friends. 

Middletown
229 High Street Prahran
Victoria 3181

Open 7:00 — 16:00 weekdays, 8:00 — 16:00 weekends.
 

Jamaica Blue : The Signature Harvest Collection

 
Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

It was a beautiful day to just brunch in Sydney. And I'm loving Jamaica Blue's Signature Harvest Collection. The idea behind it was to celebrate the beauty of great food and to have a natural and locally sourced produce. 

Everything was just, simply, yum! I'm loving the breakfast bowls (which I got to try all three of them) - Super Fruit, Vitality and Enrichment Bowls. My favourite has got to be Vitality Bowl. I'm a alfalfa and green peas fan.

The Signature Harvest Collection's salads were just divine. The dreamy name of Ocean & Earth Salad does not disappoint. Beetroot cured salmon with the prettiest garden salad, tossed with the most delicious Seed & Nut Bar. I totally went 'nuts' for the Seed & Nut Bar. 

Zucchini Garden Salad was simple and nutritious. I've always loved grilled zucchini and Jamaica Blue makes it a memorable one. This dish was served with rocket and fresh herbs, sprinkled with feta and pumpkin seeds and delicious tahini on the side.

Now, having eaten the Dark Chocolate & Fruit Bar, I have no guilt. Simply knowing it's jampacked with healthy nuts and seeds kind of goodness.  

Well, thank you guys at Jamaica Blue for having me and my friend, Ria around for the media launch. We got to meet the lovely nutritionist and chef, Zoe Bingley-Pullin who gave us a tour at the EQ Markets nearby and we got to watch her whip up her favourite wholefood dish, the Enrichment Bowl. 

The prettiest table setting I've ever been to this time around. Flowers that I got to bring home to my design studio. Thanks folks and I can't wait to see more of the Signature Harvest Collection!

Have a fab day all!

xoM

 

 

High Society, You Had Me At Hello

 
Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz 

Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz 

High Society can do no wrong. It's easily the prettiest place (and mind I say, the best flatlay place) to be. The eye-popping colours featured in the dishes, just made my day. Anytime.

Now, let's talk about what my #InstagramHusband and I ate, hehe.

We had the delightful Chia Pudding. Love at first bite. The salty coconut sabayon with fresh berries, orange and cacao crumble is to-die-for. I couldn't stop eating the Chia Pudding. Easily my favourite dish in Melbourne. As I'm typing this out, my mouth is salivating, thinking about the sweet High Society memories.

I love my muesli and I cannot lie. High Society's  Coconut, Chia and Mixed Seeds Bircher is delicious. Served with eye-popping dragon fruit yoghurt, it's an Instagrammer's dream come true - too pretty to eat and perfect to flatlay! The bircher is so fruity and yummy.

Now, this got to top the All Day Breakfast menu. The title, Super-Salad itself got me super excited. This healthy dish is filled with brocolli, sweet potato and kale goodness, served with two perfectly poached eggs. Sprinkled with almond dukkah with a generous serving of tahini yoghurt and pesto, 

We had Seared and Crispy Skin Ocean Trout, cooked to perfection. The eggplant purée compliments the fish and it was perfect with a squeeze of citrus and lime. 

High Society Cafe is by far the most memorable. Not only was it pretty, it was really tasty too! I couldn't ask for a better brunch experience. Thank you, Joerge, for having me + #instagramhusband. I can't wait to be back again!

xxm 

HIGH SOCIETY 
1102 High St, Armadale VIC 3143
 

Hello. It's Operator 25 :)

 

Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz

Operator 25 has the cutest interior in Melbourne town! Literally, the cutest. 

I'm so in love with the retro style artworks on display at Operator 25 especially "Call Me Maybe" as it's one of my favourite song by Carly Rae Jepsen. 

Now, let's get into brunch mode.

The Match Almond Hotcakes is to-die-for. Scrumptious green matcha hotcakes served with grilled pear, sprinkled with macadamia, dark chocolate and freeze dried berry. The beautiful dark red berry sauce is just divine.

I'm a fan of the dish, Cured Kingfish. It comes with coconut crumbed prawn on sushi rice with all the pretty garnish you'll find in a sushi. But, only, this time, it is deconstructed. 

Now, onto the BBQ Pork Benedict. Playful dish with succulent pulled pork served with perfectly poached eggs. The crunchy wonton skin and soft English muffin, together with coriander hollandaise sauce, is just wow.

Operator 25 is a fun and playful place to be. Perfect hang with family and friends for brunch. Once upon a time, it was a telephone exchange building. I love retro things and I cannot lie. And I love it ever more when it is done right. You got to pop by if you're ever in Melbourne!

 

OPERATOR 25
25 Wills St. Melbourne, VIC 3000