It's been open for 3 years, and it's a wonder I haven't heard of Linger Patisserie earlier. Situated in a church, the cafe was opened as a result of the owner's passion for cakes. Apart from cakes, there's regular brunch fare available too. Their Creamy Seafood Pasta comes with grilled or torched shellfish and is relatively light pasta dish. Confit Duck Leg comes with a spaetzle that looks almost like Asian-style eggs, and the duck is easily deboned....

Le Clec has a new menu in place, and it caters for a surprisingly large range of desires. It's refreshing to see pasta on brunch menus, and the delightful Seafood Linguine comes as quite a large serve too. On the lighter end of the seafood front is the Ruby Grapefruit Cured Salmon, which is crunchy elements of puffed wild rice and brioche crisp adding some extra interest to the smooth texture of the salmon....

Opening in mid-December last year, Finch & Jane is one of Balwyn's newest and most interesting venues. Andrew Signorelli wanted to breathe new life into his Balwyn cafe and approached Jane Gorman for her design expertise. Jane happened to have a dream of opening a lux space in which to enjoy food and drink; Finch & Jane is the result of their collaboration. ...