Ol’ Mate Coffee Frankston

Hi amazing foodies. Sorry once again for the radio silence. Been busy on the job hunt and eating my way through Victoria haha. I am back though and I promise not to disappoint. For those who know me, they would know that I try to find positives wherever I go. So one Saturday morning I…

Bean in the woods cafe

Yesterday it was my Hubbys birthday and what better way to celebrate than brunch at a new cafe?!? After our local MP Dee Ryall  recommended Bean in the woods cafe on her Facebook wall, how could we not try the new kids in town? When we entered the cafe located at the Ringwood square shopping complex, we…

Noble Monks

A couple of months ago my family and I visited Noble Monks in Shepparton. We were in the area and had heard some good things about the cafe so decided to pop in. The decor was country meets city and had a cool modern vibe to it. The cafe was buzzing and almost to full…

Is Melbourne the Best Place for Doughnuts?

Is Melbourne the Best Place for Doughnuts? Whether they’re from an old-recipe, artisinal, jam-filled, or just plain ol’ dough dipped in sugar, doughnuts are generally delicious. In fact, doughnuts can take on any flavour combination and it tends to work. They are also that popular that now, that they are now sold in the majority…

Michelino’s Trattoria

A couple of months ago I purchased a Scoopon for $100 worth of food and drink for $50 at Michelino’s Trattoria. My husband loves Italian and I thought that it would be a great new place to try. When we walked in the restaurant had an older feel about it. The decor was aged but…

Alice Nivens

Let me take you on a little trip down the rabbit hole. For years I have wanted to visit Alice Nivens but have either been on the other side of town or got there just on closing time. Finally though I opened that door to find where the adventure took me! Located in Port Phillip…

D is for dumplings

A little while ago I received a flyer in my mailbox for a new dumpling place in Ringwood. Now I normally throw out my junk mail but I have a weakness for dumplings! For 2 months this flyer sat on my desk until one night I decided to visit D is for dumplings. Located just…

Fingers Crossed Ringwood

There is a new kid on the block and boy have they made an impression! With over 1000 likers on Facebook, many of which liked them before their opening, Fingers crossed already has a great fan club. With all the buzz in the air and because I have been MIA for a little bit, I…

Dear Tayla, amazing Superhero!

Originally posted on I've bean to Melbourne:
? Hi amazing readers ? This is not a food blog but a letter to a very special girl.. The amazing Matt young wrote her a letter today as he like me and like Tayla have been bullied. As Matt and I and many others have survived, we want…

A sweet breakfast at Stirr it up

Last week I popped into one of my local favourites for some breakfast. I had a big week of getting my daughter ready for her debutante ball and dress shopping for me.. I know, hard work right!! And as usual they has lots on offer for me to choose from.   It was late in…

Il Tempo CBD

Last week I had a short time to have lunch in the City so I decided to try Il tempo. I walked in and a lovely floor manager said that it was wait service and to have a seat. Although a little cold outside I decided to sit out there under the shelter as I…

Lindos Ringwood

I have lived in Ringwood for over 6 years now and had never been to Lindos. We drive passed on a weekly basis and I kept thinking that I should pop in. Well on Monday I finally arrived! My husband and I arrived and was greeted by the floor manager? We explained that we had…