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Attica, Ripponlea

Attica is different to anything you’d expect. Apart from bright splashes of colour near the bathrooms, a nod to the space’s previous incarnation as a Thai restaurant, Attica has an incredibly sombre, funereal interior. The ambience of the restaurant seems at odds with the inventive, fresh, bright cuisine. Of course, the focus should not be […]

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L’atelier by Monsieur Truffe, Lygon St.

Although wary at first, as so many chocolate havens in Melbourne fail to live up to their full potential of making you feel like charlie in the chocolate factory, Monsieur Truffe came as close as I think an inner suburban cafe can. The cafe is set auspiciously behind a giant red door, at the top […]

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400 Gradi, Lygon St

400 Gradi is a member of Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, one of the only two members in Australia.  This is not good for the Napoletana brand. Perhaps it was just high expectations and weeks of anticipation on my part but this pizzeria failed to deliver. Firstly, let’s just take a look at what the Associazione […]

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