Chefs, baristas, maitre des, waiters and brunch-goers of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to the second annual summary of where these two Brunch Addicts have taken you in 2012. Snapping up decor and deliciousĀ food to give you the best food photography we can provide, 2012 has been one big and exciting year. It was the year Miss SL had to forego her beloved soy lattes for espresso in line with a healthy diet she was trying for a month – and was converted! She was away travelling for over 4 months of the year, travelling to both Perth and Europe but stayed committed to the Melbourne brunch scene. Mr LB held down the Brunch Addict forte, enjoying (and lamenting) theĀ bachelorĀ lifestyle. He took over image touch-ups to bring you some of our sexiest photos to date.

The year 2012 was also the first year that we experienced the Taste of MelbourneĀ food festival, which we have discovered is really, really fun! We saw demonstrations on how to make Goat Head tacos from the good people at Mamasita, watched Poh (from Poh’s Kitcen, Masterchef) do an Asian style cook-up and enjoyed a sake tasting session. We also enjoyed a couple of express lunches at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, enjoying an exquisite three-course meal at PearlĀ restaurantĀ before they closed later in the year as well as intimate FrenchĀ restaurantĀ Embrasse.

In terms of food we consumed a whopping 56 brunches in 2012, with 28 of them including a cheeky brunch-dessert. We drank a total of 80 drinks (including beverages, milkshakes and other random liquid goodies!), of which 56 of them were coffee orders.. looks like we were well hydrated during our brunching sessions!!

Our ‘best ofs’ for 2012:

Best Coffee
Best straight up coffee – Axil Coffee RoastersĀ and Two Birds One Stone
Best affogato – Axil Coffee Roasters
Best cold drip – Balderdash

Best Service
Little Creatures Dining Hall

Best new kid on the block
Hub

Most impressive meals
Two Birds One Stone
Blue Corn

Most impressive dessert
My Sister Says

Pushes the boundaries
Gardiner and Field
Common Galaxia

Our hit list for 2013:

Circa
Collective Espresso
Huxtaburger
Maling Room
ParisianĀ PatisserieĀ Boulangerie
Silo by Joost
St Ali North
The Pour Kids

…and many more!!

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