Good Food - Nina Rousseau

Nina Rousseau

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Rita's Cafeteria

Potato, truffle oil, rosemary and panchetta pizza from Rita's Cafeteria in Abbottsford.

'Rustico' is the word for Rita's Cafeteria, a five-week-old neighbourhood haven - cafe by day, pizzeria and pasta bar by night - down the forgotten end of Johnston Street.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jun 19 03:00:00 EST 2012

The Peddler

The Peddler cafe in Nunawading.

The Peddler has invigorated a sleepy strip and created a cosy, neighbourly hub.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jun 05 03:00:00 EST 2012

San Telmo

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HSC Study Guide Pic of Jacqueline Ingram who is studying Music 2 at St Andrews Cathedral in Sydney Thursday the 24th of May 2012 Feature SMH Picture by FIONA MORRIS

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Authentic replica of a Buenos Aires steakhouse.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue May 29 03:00:00 EST 2012

Jack & Daisy

Corn fritters from Jack and Daisy cafe in Pascoe Vale.

Jack & Daisy is a stronghold in a neighbourhood where cafes are few, the blocks are big, and kids' clutter fills many a yard.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue May 22 03:00:00 EST 2012

South of Johnston

Smoked salmon on sourdough at South of Johnston.

On a packed Sunday, meals arrived with pace and all together.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue May 15 03:00:00 EST 2012

Komeyui

The sushi and sashimi combination from Komeyui Japanese restaurant in Port Melbourne.

From sushi to the sake brulee, this is honest cuisine at a fair price.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue May 08 03:00:00 EST 2012

Abbout Falafel House

The falafel deal from Abbout Falafel House in Coburg.

Abbout Falafel House

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue May 01 03:00:00 EST 2012

Lip Cafe

The corn fritters from Lip Cafe in Ivanhoe.

You want to pick up Lip Cafe and give it a big squeeze, it's so cute.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Apr 17 03:00:00 EST 2012

Myeong-ga Madang

Steamed king prawn dish from Myeong-ga Madang.

You don't so much enter as ascend to this plushly carpeted haven of Korean charcoal barbecue.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Apr 03 03:00:00 EST 2012

Ragusa Restaurant

Ragusa.

The rustic Croatian dishes are spot-on at this fun Williamstown restaurant.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Mar 27 03:00:00 EST 2012

Sebastian's Food & Wine

The quinoa, beetroot salad from Sebastian's Food and Wine cafe in Hampton.

Sebastian's Food & Wine is buzzy, cruisy, licensed - everything you want from a local.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Mar 13 03:00:00 EST 2012

Goldilocks Cafe

The salmon with eggs on toast from Goldilocks cafe in Camberwell.

The outrageously prolific Paul Mathis has a new cafe in Hawthorn East.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Feb 21 03:00:00 EST 2012

Brightbird Espresso

Moroccan chicken from Brightbird Cafe.

Move over honey chicken, Warrnambool's dining scene just gets better and better.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jan 24 03:00:00 EST 2012

Yim Yam Collingwood

Yim Yam.

Yim Yam Collingwood

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jan 17 03:00:00 EST 2012

Cubbyhouse Canteen

The 'Humpty Dumpty and his vegemite soldier' with hot chocolate from Cubbyhouse Canteen.

The Cubbyhouse is like a children's version of Cheers.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Dec 20 03:00:00 EST 2011

The Grace Darling Hotel

Grace Darling Hotel.  Summer peach, heirloom tomotaos, Buffalo Mozzarella and purple Basil salad.

The Grace is rock'n'roll dining with sophistication.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Dec 13 03:00:00 EST 2011

I Love Pho 264

The chicken soup noodles from I Love Pho Vietnamese in Richmond.

If you love pho, you'll love I Love Pho 264; it is dedicated to the traditional rice noodle soup - Vietnamese soul food.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Dec 06 03:00:00 EST 2011

PearlOyster Espresso

Pearl Oyster cafe in Preston.

Kitsch comes to Preston.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Nov 29 03:00:00 EST 2011

The Moor's Head

The prawn pizza with salad and pickles from Moor's Head.

Joseph Abboud and John Farha's seven-week-old venture is all about ''inauthentic pizza'', a re-invented hybrid that combines their love of Italian pizza with their Lebanese heritage.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Nov 08 03:00:00 EST 2011

Wombat Hill House

Wombat Hill House.

Wombat Hill House is the Wolf-Taskers' latest venture and it's nothing short of amazing.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Nov 01 03:00:00 EST 2011