Sitting in a quieter section of Brunswick Road, Curry Smuggler aims to deliver Indian food so good it's as if they've smuggled it in. Daaku Di Tangri chicken drumsticks have lamb mince hidden inside and is marinated in tandoori spices and yoghurt. The cheesy, slightly creamy sauce adds a good hit of flavour to the moist protein....

Julien Moussi, of Penta, Tinker and MOB fame, just opened his latest cafe in Fitzroy. Bentwood is an appropriate name, given the site was once the address of a furniture manufacturer. The cafe is much larger than the others. The umber colour scheme meshes with exposed brick, giving it a modern-fused-with-heritage look that's quite different too....

Two Fat Monks is now a year old, and has developed into quite a popular eatery. It's set within an expansive warehouse space, with various seating options roughly arranged around the central bar. Despite its popularity, tables are not crammed in; it's well-spaced, creating a sense of privacy for all diners....

Barry has always been one of those popular cafes that I see pop up. For some reason I’ve always imagined it being further from my home than it actually is, and I never made it around, even though it’s been on my list for quite a while....