Vanilla slice, slice baby

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VicPies Cafe, Shop 6, 100 Furlong Road, Cairnlea

Maybe they should change the name of the store from VicPies to VicRice or something along those lines because after eating lunch here with fellow blogger Consider the Sauce, hubby and I are hooked! – only it’s not their pies that have made our lunch dates there a favourite – we are loving their Vietnamese rice dishes and ca phe sua da (Vietnamese iced coffee)! Oh and also their homemade vanilla slices (only $2.80!) ๐Ÿ™‚

Even though it looks a little confused with lunch dishes printed on paper and stuck to the windows and then pies and coffee on offer in the display unit, I guess that’s the charm of this local cafe. VicPies is not at all pretentious – they offer friendly service and fabulous food at reasonable prices – that’s a winner in my books! The dishes are served with lots of tender meat and veggies and even though they don’t have highchairs available, VicPies is pram friendly ๐Ÿ™‚

Our favourites are the beef claypot, pork chop and broken rice with fried egg and the beef stew, and of course the smooth vanilla slice. What are your favourite local eats!?

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Candied Bakery

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Candied Bakery, 81A Hudsons Road, Spotswood

After having lunch in Yarraville at a couple of food trucks, the family and I headed over the freeway to Spotswood to Candied Bakery as I was craving an almond croissant (as announced on my Twitter feed!). With baby having done some big business and needing a change in the car, I left the better half to fix it up and I hurried in to Candied before it closed.

Unfortunately there were no almond croissants left – all the more excuse to check this place out again! I ordered a flat white and a Nutella croissant and the chocolatey sweetness hit the spot nicely. The coffee went down a treat with my pastry and hopefully next time we visit this uber cool bakery it won’t be as rushed and we’ll get to sit down and enjoy the open space and aroma.

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Crushing on Cupcakes

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IMG_9628Currently crushing on Cupcake Central’s Creme brulee flavoured cupcakes, another one I tried recently was buttered popcorn, my ultimate crush – The Spunky Ones!

Cupcake Central, Maribyrnong, Melbourne Central & Hawthorn.

So I normally schedule blog posts for Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays but these cupcake photos have been sitting on my laptop for so long that they must be shared with you. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you ever see a couple with a pram sitting in the window thoroughly enjoying their cupcakes chances are it’s us! I’ve been craving these cupcakes ever since I tasted a friends Banoffee flavoured one at Melbourne Central. If you haven’t tried Cupcake Central’s Creme Brulee cupcake you need to go on and make your way to a Cupcake Central right now! It is so moist, soft and laced with vanilla bean flavour and has the best surprise inside!!! – a gooey custard centre. You can even crack the top like a true creme brulee dessert…ahhhhh sweet bliss!!!!

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