Dessert by Night

Dessert by Night is a place that I wanting to try for a long time cause it's relatively close to where I live and it opens till late at night. And to be honest, there's not much dessert place around here so pretty excited.

Mr Brightside (Invite)

Mr Brightside is a siblings of one of my favourite cafe for scones in Melbourne at Neon Tiger. One of the owner, Paul is a very friendly and generous guy. The cafe is super busy on a Saturday, full with families, couples and puppies. My kid was so happy to play with dogs, brought by their owner to the cafe. It was a sunny day so even their outdoor seatings is full.

Le Clec (Revisited-Invited)

Le Clec is a cute cafe in Hawthorn, located in the famous Glenferrie Road. Walking distance from Swinburne university, making it perfect for student to take a break and have a nice lunch. They have a charming courtyard at the back, that I love so much. A lil sanctuary.

One Plus Piece (Invited)

Thought it was pretty far from city, but apparently it is reachable easily by public transport (tram and trains). They also have lots of parking space nearby! I went there during lunch-time so it was pretty full at that time, which of course slow down the service, but still great service overall! Food was pretty quick to arrive despite the crowd.

The Coventry (Invited)

The Coventry is a newly opened cafe at South Melbourne. A brand new modern design, great for catching up with friends, great ambience, very spacious and they also have outdoor sitting and private section as well for group bookings. Another plus point is their strategical location, right in front of south melbourne market.

We ordered two drinks to start with; Flat white - strong coffee and great latte art! Green tea latte- great latte art, milky with light touch of matcha, though I prefer the matcha flavour to be stronger (because I'm a green tea fan!). The staff is extremely helpful as well as very friendly. She’s great knowledge of the menu, recommending different food variety to suit our preference.

Korean fried chicken & waffle ($25) – as recommended by the staff. Love the fried chicken, very tasty coatings with juicy chicken inside! The waffle was a little bit underwhelming as I’d like it to be crispier. But the sweet and savoury combination totally works! The amount of maple syrup was just right for me (not too sweet), but if you have a sweet tooth, the staff suggested that you could ask for more syrup or sugar sprinkle!

Prawn Saganaki ($25) – as recommended by the staff. Honestly not a huge fan of tomato-based sauce, as it is usually too heavy and rich to my liking, but this one is definitely a must-try! The tomato sauce was just right that I could actually finish the whole plate by myself! Love the generosity of the toppings: big pieces of prawns, chorizo, and cheese!

Peanut butter and Jelly crepes. Well, who doesn’t love this classic combination of PB&J? It is a perfect ending to our visit; Love the smooth and buttery crepe filled with generous filling. It is also accompanied with vanilla mascarpone to balance it off – though I thought ice-cream would be a great idea too!

It was a pleasant visit to this newly opened café, though some food are quite pricey (they have very generous portion though). They are still making lots of improvement and changes to the menu and design, but not currently operating at 7am-4pm on weekdays, and 8am-5pm on Saturday and Sundays. Will definitely revisit this café to check out their new menu and design later on!

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The Coventry
+6139696 9028
315 Coventry St
South Melbourne VIC 3205

The Resistance (Invited)

The Resistance is a great place to chill! Calling all Swinburne students, if you are looking for a place to chill over your break, this is it! It is located right beside Glenferrie station, which makes it very convenient. They also has a very friendly staff equals to great service.

It has an artsy and rock ambience, but not very noisy. They have outdoor sitting, as well as indoor, which is located ‘underground’. The indoor space was quite dark and have lots of bean-bags! Perfect for relaxing.

BBQ Bacon Cheese ($13.5). I ordered this as recommended by the staff. I was surprised by their bun – it was very soft! Love the crispy bacon too! The beef was very rich and filling for me, yet perfectly cooked. The jalapeno gives the burger a great kick to the throat and the cheese made the dish very tasty too! Pollo Escobar ($12.9). I personally preferred this burger as the chicken was very well-seasoned and perfectly cooked. It was very juicy, and their sauce is sweet, spicy, and salty altogether. Also, the lettuce and pickles was refreshing to complement the dish. Oreo Milkshake ($8.5). The milkshake was very refreshing – perfect for summer days! Love the richness from the icecream, lots of oreo flavor yet not too sweet! Would definitely love to try more various burgers and chips they have!

The Resistance Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Resistance
+6138596 6403
6/672 Glenferrie Rd
Hawthorn VIC 3122