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Tutto Italiano, Ivanhoe, Melbourne

Gelato and wood fired pizza bar in Ivanhoe town Centre.

This cafe is kind of a cross between a high end italian pre-prepared industrial food manufacturing plant

The industrial kitchen, made for big batches of hundry Italians!

The industrial kitchen, made for big batches of hundry Italians!

(look around the back), a cafe, a milk bar, and a pizza parlour.

With such a diverse mix, you would think, that they do not do any of these thing well, right? totally wrong!

The Gelato is delicious! some of the BEST i have ever had in all of melbourne

The pizza is AMAZING, and very well price. $10 for a wood fired pizza, eat in. can’t go wrong, and the ingredients are top notch.

The locals seem to love the pre-prepared pasta dishes and fresh pasta that can be purchased from the fridges and freezers.

The very impressive home made gelato bar.

The very impressive home made gelato bar.

AND, the coffee is EXCELLENT, while the very pretty, very tasty patisserie style cakes are super cheap, at $4 to $5 each, and they would cost $8 to $10 anywhere else.

If you are in the north, and don’t know where to go for lunch, dinner, a coffee or an icecream.. you MUST visit this place!

 

 

The cheapest Patisserie style cakes in the northern suburbs of Melbourne- forget northcote! drive a bit further down the road to check this place out!

The cheapest Patisserie style cakes in the northern suburbs of Melbourne- forget northcote! drive a bit further down the road to check this place out!

 

official website

http://www.tuttoitaliano.com.au/contact-us.php

http://shopinivanhoe.com.au/businesses/tutto-italiano/

other reviews

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g1006537-d7146569-Reviews-L_Artigiano_Ristorante_Italiano-Ivanhoe_Banyule_Greater_Melbourne_Victoria.html

https://www.zomato.com/melbourne/tutto-italiano-ivanhoe/menu

 

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Regent Cinema Cafe- Ballarat

Ballarat’s premier evening entertainment destination is almost without question, the Regent cinema.

This cinema is beautiful, old world, full of history, and the perfect place for a relaxing, minimal effort and fuss date night with the lass.030620161972

This cinema shows a rich variety of titles, in various sized cinema rooms from new release blockbusters, to the arty limited releases, and everything in between, including a very swish gold class offering,
sponsored by Audi Automobiles.

Regent Cinemas- Ballarat

The atmosphere is relaxed, very country, sophisticated and has that extra touch of class that most cinemas in Melbourne and its suburbs just do not have, and it has nothing to do with the huge chandeliers dangling from the roof of the lobby.

Best of all, the price of going to the cinema is very reasonable- under $12 if you get the movie club card, which takes a moment to sign up to, and you get a free ticket to the movies with the ~$13 fee.

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What is nice also is that there is a late night cafe-bar next to the gold class section. Craving some caffeine after watching “Nice Guys” (Which is an excellent movie, even if it is disturbing how fat, old and washed up Russell Crowe looks these days) we visited the cafe and nabbed some cake. Because it looked delicious, and we could not resist!

030620161973Two coffees, and two conspicuously large plated cakes, a Maple Pecan tart, and a Kahlua Mousse cake came to a princely $20.50, which is very reasonable. I was expecting to be slugged a lot more.

The coffees were quite presentable, but not the best, in my opinion- a bit watery, and not enough fluff in my cappuccino. Could also be the beans they use, which are some kind of generic rubbish you can buy from the supermarket by the look of it. But for late night coffee, it was ok.

The cakes were an entirely different story. BRILLIANT!030620161974

The peacan tart was perfectly made, and the Kahlua mousee cake was big, rich and delicious- plus it was just that little bit different and unique. Cafe’s in Melbourne rarely have such excellent quality.

For both value and content, the regent even beats the green cafe in Brunswick, which has a special place in my heart for being so cheap and tasty, which i have written about previously. Green Cafe- brunswick

I asked the staff, and the regent gold class cafe is typically open from 10AM to 10PM, 7 days a week, later on friday and Saturday nights. Fantastic little haunt to go to if you aren’t up for a alcoholic beverage in Ballarat late at night.

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Ganache Chocolate shop and Café – Melbourne CBD

Ganache is one of the quintessential must visit cake and coffee shops within the environs of the melbourne CBD.

http://www.ganache.com.au/contact.html

On offer are stylish artisan chocolates, delicious, chocolatey moussy cakes and excellent coffee.

Ganache is not jsut located in the CBD, but also a sister store in South Yarra on Toorak Road, where the majority of the manufacturing and baking takes place.

Ganache also runs a sort of cooking school where you can join their master confectioners and learn to make truffles, nougat, custom chocolate bars and the trendy macaron.

http://www.ganache.com.au/chocolate-school.html

Now, onto the CAKE and the coffee!-

Cake and coffee is at the price you would expect for a specialty melboune cafe- or… chocoalte lounge, as they prefer to call it. your wallet will be lightened by around $13 in most cases for a quick trip for a sugar fix.

 

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