Undertaking a career change from IT, Wings of Glory was opened last year by Steven Lo after a trip to the US, when he found his beloved combination of Buffalo wings and beer was nowhere to be found in Melbourne. Design your own combination by picking a flavour, dip and side at the front counter. There are vegan wings made from seitan, and gluten-free options as well. Chip seasonings sit by the drinks station for you to apply as liberally (or sparingly) as you please. Pull up a...

Melbourne loves its brunch with eggs, but there are currently none that focus solely on this golden treasure, despite all the ogling over #yolkporn. Not only does Good Egg fill this niche, it does it using truly free range eggs that are so prized that they’re also used by Daylesford’s Lake House, and have won a Delicious state produce award. Said farm is Real Eggs, where chickens are kept happy and healthy, living in a density of only 8 chickens per hectare....

Your typical brunch fare won't be found here. Aucuba offers a menu that is mainly plant-based, noticeably Japanese-influenced, and shies away from same-same dishes like smashed avocado and pulled pork everything (though I do have to say I love a good pulled pork dish). As its name might suggest, Aucuba also roasts its own specialty coffee in-house and boasts its own dedicated brew and espresso bar, which takes up nearly a quarter of the floor space in the front section of the cafe....

Head chef Ehud Malka migrated permanently to Australia three years and decided to set up a little café right here in South Melbourne. Up every day at 3am, Ehud bakes bread from scratch at The Left Handed Chef, everything from brioche to multigrain. The bread is used in the breakfast and brunch dishes and also for the sandwiches at the counter. Sweet goodies are made in house as well, and there are many gluten free options too. [caption id="attachment_11825" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Cappuccino and Latte[/caption] Their own special blend of coffee...

Stokers used to be a two store affair, but the land where the original Ivanhoe restaurant sat had to be cleared and developed into apartments. The South Melbourne site is still alive and kicking, serving their famous pancakes to all. [caption id="attachment_11912" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Mr Big - Yerling Station beef patty, with BLT[/caption] So, not a pancake, but dad ordered the Mr Big burger, filled with homemade Yerling Station beef patty, BLT, cheese, caramelised onion, and garlic parsley mayo. It's a simple and honest, non-greasy burger. Burgers also come, not...