Opening up underneath a brand new block of apartments, Code 21 is a cafe that's going for more of a healthy(er) take on brunch, but one that's also appealing to the eye. It's quite a small venue that's spread out over an L-shaped space, with generous spacing between tables and pops of greenery flowing down from the shelving....

Kumo Izakaya & Sake Bar was just named best Japanese Restaurant in the Victorian metro region by Savour Australia and I was recently invited to a sake tasting dinner held at Kumo, hosted by owner, Andre Bishop. Andre also runs other establishments including Izakaya Chuji and Nihonshu sake bar, and was the perfect person to teach us all about sake, having been titled a Sake Samurai by the Japanese Sake & Shochu Association in 2013 to award his knowledge and dedication to the world of sake. The sake...