and The Best Coffeemaker. Gaye Weedon and Hayley Smorgon have provided the most comprehensive guide for a Melbourne Foodie I’ve ever seen. Think a thorough mix of the Age’s well-loved foodies’ guide, good food guide and good cafe guide, PLUS a whole lot more. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to buy bread for lunch, get a cake for a party, have a quiet (or loud) drink with friends, this book will help you find it. And give you more choices than you realised you needed! The subtitle says it all; Classic recipes, hidden gems and fabulous flavours from the heart of Melbourne. Couldn’t be more true.
Whether you want to go out for coffee or stay in and cook up a storm, The Butcher, The Baker, The Best Coffeemaker is a must for your book shelf and also makes a lovely, not to mention practical, gift for you foodies out there. You know who you are, this should be on your wishlist; it’s on mine. Paperback, $39.95