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New to Liven Melbourne: Breakfast, Burgs, Cantonese Brunch, Japanese Yakitori 🥑

Keith the Intern

Mar 1, 2019

3 min read

This week, we're introducing you to our favourite breakfast joint, a burg empire, Cantonese brunch and dinn, and of course, good ol' Japanese yakitori.

We won't blame you if you find yourself going back more than once for a few cheeky feeds.

Friends of Mine

506 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121
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Brunch • Boozy • Juicey

Friends of Mine is more than your local cafe. This modern brekkie, brunch and coffee joint with its very rustic exposed-brick walls, antique chandeliers, and cozy outdoor seating is a spot that dishes out great food and amazing coffee each and every time.

Being around the corner from the Liven office, Friends of Mine ensures we're always caffe'd up. We're big fans!

Our top picks: Shakshuka - poached eggs on a base of tomatoes, onions, eggplants, red capsicums with warm Turkish bread

New York Minute

Melbourne: South Melbourne | Brunswick | Hawthorn | Highpoint | Carlton | Moonee Ponds
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Burg • American • Shakes

Despite what this burger empire's name might suggest, you don't need to wolf down their delish burgs in a hot New York minute.

Instead, savour 100% Wagyu, Angus, free-range chicken burgs, or fresh spring veggie burgs at your leisure. We're sure that you'll be coming back for more.

Our top picks: Rockefeller Wagyu Beef Burger with a hazelnut crunch milkshake

Asado To Go

Melbourne: 6 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006
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Sandwiches • South American • Street Food

This cool lil sandwicheria is the takeaway sister arm of famed Argentinean restaurant, Asado Bar and Grill. Offering Melbourne’s working crowd takeaway options with a South American spin, breakfast options include freshly made sandwiches with smoky meats, salads, and empanadas to-go.

Swing by and grab a jar of chimichurri for your next barbecue..

Our top picks: Pollo Frito sandwich - fried chicken and iceberg lettuce roll with garlic mayonnaise

Rice Paper Sister

Melbourne: 15 Hardware Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Homely • Asian Fusion • Fine Dining

The next evolution of the ever-popular Rice Paper Scissors, comes Rice Paper Sister from executive chef, Ross Magnaye who taps into his Filipino heritage and channels it into a Southeast Asian-inspired menu.

Enjoy fresh, locally-sourced, organic ingredients served as fine-dining Asian tapas.

Our top picks: Yarra Valley caviar with a Thaiviation cocktail (lychee infused vodka, violet, prosecco)

That's it for this week folks, check back next week for our special new restaurants in Melbourne!



401 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Steak • Argentinian • Lively

Palermo boasts old-world charm through its masterful dishes. This acclaimed Argentinian steakhouse's menu and interior is a nod to the vibrant and eclectic barrio of the same name in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Enjoy meats cooked over blistering embers in its red brick fire pit as the food, wine, staff, charm you with a very rich and true taste of Argentinian culture.

Our top picks: Pasture fed lamb rump, spiced with coriander & chipotle

Dodee Paidang

Melbourne: 353 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Homely • Thai • Street Food

This popular Thai eatery is a local institution with restaurants across Melbourne and Sydney. Renowned for its signature Thai noodle soups that vary in intensity from ‘Nursery' (with zero spice), all the way up to ‘Super Nova’.

The rest of Dodee Paidang’s menu is equally as addictive without the risk of chilli sweats.

Our top picks: Pad Kee Mow - stir fried flat rice noodles with chilli, garlic, eggs, Chinese broccoli & basil in oyster sauce

Keith the Intern

Keith the Intern aka recently promoted Assistant to the Assistant Copywriter. I drink bubble tea for a living.