The Mindful Supper Club
Apr07

The Mindful Supper Club

Mindfulness, meditation and a mouth-watering meal will all be on the menu on Friday, 8th April, as The Mindful Supper Club holds its inaugural get-together at The Wholesome Nest Café in Carrum. The menu has just been released, and it looks delicious. The Mindful Supper Club is the brainchild of Victoria Gelberg, the founder and director of Think-Bubbles. Held in partnership with The Wholesome Nest and Beach Lane Studios, The Supper...

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Stylepirate – coffee & culture under one roof
Mar10

Stylepirate – coffee & culture under one roof

By BILLY DIXON Stylepirate isn’t another suburban coffee shop. Even from the street, it has the feel of a boutique coffee and homewares outlet, with some of the most interesting and well-crafted items available in the state of Victoria. The vast majority of it comes from right here on the Mornington Peninsula. But there’s more to it. Using specialty coffee locally roasted by the guys at Commonfolk Coffee Company in Mornington, they...

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The Hidden Kitchen: Drawing a crowd
Mar10

The Hidden Kitchen: Drawing a crowd

By MELISSA WALSH The Hidden Kitchen is rather difficult to classify in terms of food outlets. Tucked away in the Rye/Tootgarook residential area on Mathis Avenue, it’s not quite a restaurant, but not a fast food outlet or milk bar either. And yet you’ll find all your traditional corner-store conveniences – from the local newspapers to bags of ice, even a post box! But it’s Bob’s specialty food offerings that’ll keep you coming back....

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That Pizza Shop
Mar10

That Pizza Shop

By BILLY DIXON Nobody does pizza like That Pizza Shop. Sitting on the outskirts of Dromana, they cook their bases to a wood-fired standard of perfection, with a hearty topping that’ll beat anything else the Mornington Peninsula has to offer. Unlike some of the fast food pizzerias, That Pizza Shop uses real ingredients for a freshness and quality of taste that can’t be matched. They’ll happily whip you up a half-and-half – just as...

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Double G Saloon
Feb09

Double G Saloon

By Billy Dixon EVEN though they’ve been open a full year, Double G Saloon remains one of Mornington’s niche hidden social spaces. You can’t even enter from Main Street, so the intoxicated craziness of youth on a Friday or Saturday night simply pass by, oblivious to the talent that’s ready to play on the other side of the wall. They’re the only Blues bar in Mornington, and indeed the wider area. Their burgers have been compared to Fat...

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Bay views like none other – Soy
Jan20

Bay views like none other – Soy

By BILLY DIXON WITH a second storey balcony overlooking the north end of Main Street and the bay’s best views, Restaurant Soy is one of the hottest spots in town. A Mornington staple for nine years, owner and manager Dan is proud to serve some of the Peninsula’s finest Asian dishes. Whether it’s a cosy, romantic dinner surrounded by the warm, colourful interior, sharing a fine Peninsula wine with friends on the sun-drenched deck or an...

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