Popular with locals and cyclists passing by, Truman Cafe in its family-friendly street corner digs since 2011. The previous owner's personal collection of odds and ends are proudly displayed all over the walls, counters and shelves, and even patrons bring in their retro finds to add to the charm of the place. There are Army Men ant trails and souvenirs from all over Australia and overseas, everything interspersed with greenery.  It's all very kitsch. There are just as many seats outside as there are inside, and those outside enjoying the...

We visit Lord Cardigan to enjoy a leisurely lunch on a lovely spring day. It’s a quaint part of Port Melbourne where there are street shops aplenty and locals going about their daily business. Freshly baked bread and a dish of olive oil graces the table as we enjoy the sunshine and the sound of children playing at the school nearby. [caption id="attachment_11875" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Braised Flinders Island lamb shoulder, baked in filo pastry, with roasted lamb loin, yoghurt-tahini, pinenuts, lemon and sumac ($38.50)[/caption] My order is the Braised Flinders...

Today Nshry was pretty busy, even for this late lunch hour. I suppose the nice weather - and that on the last day of winter! - drew the crowds out to enjoy the beach setting. Noting the busyness of the cafe (particularly of the coffee queue) I expected a longer wait than usual for my umami burger to arrive. It took over half an hour for my burger to come, which is longer than I thought, and though other people had ordered different burgers it was a...