100% fructose friendly??!! Teriyaki Anarchy Sake is!!!

346 Smith St
Collingwood

A fine stumble indeed… I have to share, kind service, great food 100% fructose free menu.

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‘Industry beans’, just plain rocking when coffee is your thing!

Warehouse 3, Cnr Rose & Fitzroy Streets
Fitzroy 3065

03 9417 1034

contact@industrybeans.com

Greeted by a smile and a food menu to boot, a view of delish looking sammies tied with brown paper and string, some beautiful cakes, and a coffee menu all of its own, industry beans is winning hands down on first impressions.

I have been to industry beans a couple of times now and as the newest ‘local’ in fitzroy, they are smashing it. The food is amazing and the service is awesome. If coffee is your thing then these guys will give you all the info and review on different beans that range from ‘banging’ to ‘just plain awesome’! Their eyes light up when you ask for filter beans for your aero-press and there is a surge of energy when you start holding your own in a coffee conversation!

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Set in an old converted warehouse, Industry beans splurges on simplistic personality and and is the perfect template for any fitzroy-esque waiter/waitress or coffee connoisseur to paint with their own take on hipster style.

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Whether its the fructose free, strawberry friand or the amazing GF avo smash with added bacon on the side, seated in the sunny courtyard again made from pellets or inside under a gas heater on a chilly day, you’ll be loving the superb smell of coffee and the sense that no matter where you went, you would definitely not be getting a better coffee!

‘The fair foodstore’ one moment at a time!

the fair foodstore
135 Church st, Richmond

It’s fair to say that I had a moment… Or three! The bacon was an after thought on a breakfast of extras. Bacon like no other that has come before me. Like a Pavlovian dog to the next bite, my mouth was watering for the next piece of salty crispy thin cut bacon that was to become the bar for all bacon to come!

It’s fair to say that I’m generally not big on bacon. Maybe it’s because I have never been here before.

Oh and then we move onto the perfectly poached eggs. How can one cafe master the art of both cooking the best bacon in the world and possibly some of the best poached eggs too!

Being honest I was originally a little gutted that I couldn’t order anything from the menu and that “extras” was going to be lunch, but retrospectively you can keep your bacon hash with poached eggs and wilted leaves! Mine was so monumentally good that I don’t care. So my little fructards, should you be confronted with a ‘where to eat’ question when stuck at the northern end of church st… You now have your answer.

Tasty coffee too!

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Johnny cash last seen at “QUINT” richmond

QUINT
cafe
323 VICTORIA STREET ABBOTSFORD 3067
p / 9429 1665 e / quintcafe@gmail.com

http://www.quintcafe.com.au/

Johnny cash stepped right out of walk the line, did a ‘Benjamin Button’ of 10 years anti-ageing and stepped foot onto the polished concrete floor of “Quint”. Amid the  comfy retro  furniture ‘Johnny’ coolly went about his business serving up amazing coffee complete with a smooth nutty flavour, and nailing the fructose free options that adorned quint’s menu.

Let me add that there are standards on the menu that include (lactose and GF… together)! So I went about changing their menu and serving up a fructose free number for a weekday lunch date. The once lactose and GF quinoa porridge with poached rhubarb was rocking mouthwatering thoughts and a few adjustments later ‘Johnny’ flashed us a no worries kind of a smile. Quinoa porridge made with milk rather than the coconut milk on the menu (brown sugar and honey free, minus pistachios). Ok so technically I forgot to ask for no pistachios as I was super excited, but no-one seemed to notice me pick them off the top.

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Its the type of place that doesn’t realise it’s in the middle of little vietnam. Its too cool to be caught up in the bustle. The type of place that couldn’t care less that you have taken an hour to order lunch because you are too busy catching up on stories of late, over your amazing coffee (on a week day anyway).

The menu had multiple fructose friendly options, or easy adjustments, and they genuinely seemed to care that there was nothing in your lunch that might so much as look at you in an inconvenient way.

‘Johnny’ we will be back to enjoy your gracious hospitality and delicious dinning!

The marvels of LITTLE HENRI

Low and behold amazing ALLPRESS coffee north of the usual fitzroy coffee hub! These guys are rocking coffee and all things glorious at little Henri. Service is amazing and their staff go out of their way to help. 4th amazing experience today. I have used the words ‘fructose free’ within the walls of little Henri before and have had responses like, “the chefs housemate is fructose free, he said he could do one of these 5 dishes as a safe option” and “I know how great is our gluten free bread”. Helpful, nice, edible food and excellent coffee! Totally fructard approved!

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The Mamasita’n dream!

1/11 Collins St  Melbourne VIC 3001
(03) 9650 3821

Nestled in the upstairs of a pretty dingy building in the city, is the epically amazing ‘not so secret’ that is Mamasita. As far as upmarket new age Mexican, they have nailed it. Then there is there service…. It couldn’t be better if you tried. These guys seem to be rocking the ‘knowledgeable, happy-to-be-at-work, I’m-awesome-at-my-job’ combination that makes the Mamasita experience what it is.

We headed in for a surprise Bday… now there are a few things you need to know… (you cant book unless its a table of 8-10, and you have to do set menu, otherwise you can do the walk in option, and most nights of the week at most times your looking at about an hour wait on the stairs smelling the gloriousness that is Mamasita before being seated- so worth either option)… Set menu for us, and what a menu it is!

Upon arrival you are asked if there are any food intolerances amongst the group – 1x vege, 1x fructard…. didn’t phase them. A couple of questions later and the Man-waiter-extraodinaire was totally under control (questions being my preferences, not what is fructose!?). He apologised for the fact that I would not be eating the same meal as the others….. hindsight says he should have apologised to the others as, as far as I’m concerned mine was better…..

Did I mention that when your dining as a walk in, they have an allergy menu. Basically let you know the items on the menu that they can’t remove the following from; dairy/egg/onion/garlic/chilli…. Oh and the whole menu is gluten free already!

Here’s how I went…

Entrée, exquisite~! no other words for it. I was served up avocado salsa with corn chips… I didn’t know you could make it taste that good. The avocado was even served in its own skin… sorry it looked so good it got eaten before I took piccys.

Tostaditas
2.5 inch fried tortilla with toppings –words cannot convey the flavour explosion…

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We then moved on to rounds 3&4 -Tacos 6 inch soft shell tortilla with filling & Comida para la familia Shared food for the family

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photo (13)Crispy skinned salmon on a bed of quinoa salad and coriander…..mmmmmmmm

And then to top it off mamasita rocked my world with their amazing choccolatey goodness

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Thank you Mamasita for reinventing my belief in fructose free flavour! I couldn’t recommend this place more highly! We loved coming, and we WILL be back…..

I have been here for another set menu experience before, 5 out of the 10 were food-retarded… 1x vege, 1x dairy/soy/gf, 1x gf, 1xonion free and me….. same experience… no worries…