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Friday, 23 October 2015

Commonfolk and Mornington Market

Commonfolk and Mornington Market

We have been to Commonfolk Coffee once before and the service was slow but i wanted to give it another go. Like the other Cafe's we like it is in an industrial area so it is a large place and they do all the roasting on site. It is light and airy and the staff are friendly.

It was a beautiful day so we all sat outside and watched the children run around and play. Its good to see a place that has space for children to run around.

They only use skim milk for all their coffees which i did not know. The coffee's are smooth and sweet but i still prefer full cream milk.

 I had the pikelets which had five of them with bacon and blueberry . The pikelets are light and fluffy, the bacon was not crispy so i was happy and they went well with the fresh blueberries.

Kim had the breakfast which had bacon, eggs, hashbrowns and a mushroom with some veggies. She really enjoyed it.

After Brunch we headed to the market and when we arrived it was still very quiet.

It had plenty of food stalls and bands playing in different corners. They do this market once a year so it was good to experience it.
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Dale Stewart

Commonfolk Coffee Company Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Cultural Commons

Cultural Commons

Springvale is full of amazing restaurants  and has a large selection. You can get most type of Asian delicacies, from dumplings to crabs and lobsters, pho' and  noodles. They have cafe's as well. You can spend ages looking at all the different places. We wanted something different and normally if we want burgers we would go to Glen Waverley or Ringwood but we decided to go to Cultural Commons. It is a large restaurant that is still fairly new. Its menu selection is good and has a fair range of beers.

 I ordered a Budweiser and Kim got the Nutella Milkshake, the reviews i read said the milkshake did not have enough Nutella in it so i asked them to put lots in and it was amazing. So sweet, chocolaty and nutty. 

For dinner i ordered the Hot Chick Burger which was spicy buttermilk fried chicken, jalapeno and spicy mayo.

The batter was light and crispy, the chicken was moist and tender however the jalapenos are not really hot but i still enjoyed the meal.

Kim ordered the Shroominator burger which looked really good and she enjoyed it.

The chips are crispy and the Aioli was creamy. 
We enjoyed our meals will be back again .
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Cultural Commons Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Dandenong Festival Of Lights

Dandenong Festival Of Lights

Last night we caught up with some friends and we had some dinner then decided to go to the Chinese Lantern Festival, it was a cold windy night with patches of rain but that did not stop us.We arrived at about 8:30 pm  and it was fairly busy but as the rain started it emptied out quickly. Its good when its quieter as no one gets in your way when taking photos.

As you entered there was a row of moons on each side and each moon had a different facial expression.

The castle was made up of plates and cups which must have taken a long time to make which is worth a visit to see.

They had a Finding Nemo section which i did not expect.


The man turned around and would "pee" at certain points which was random and funny, I have never seen children being so excited about being peed on.

They had plenty of Pandas.

 The African section was random but that's what i like anyway.

I was not a fan of the Australian section.

The zodiac section made us all laugh.

I am not sure why but the rooster they called it cock not cockerel but this is not the first time. My friend had a animal chart that has animals on it. It also says the name of the animal like cat, dog, fish, bird and also says cock.

 The festival had a mystical section

Did you go or have been to a festival like this?
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Dale Stewart