My mission: To taste the Lolly Bag Cake by LuxBite.

After researching the recipe, discovering the price for the ingredients and being unable to find the right size moulds, I realized I would have to wait to visit the shop in Melbourne.


At last the time had finally arrived! We took a tram to Toorak road and searched up and down the street until I spotted my favourite quote: “Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first”. Suddenly my bad luck struck- IT WAS CLOSED!! 🙁


Instead we stumbled into the nearest café called Picnic. An edgy, hip café decorated with knick-knacks. The place is run by four young guys and has a relaxed vibe.



The café caters for all ages and has quiet an extensive menu of healthy and tasty meals at reasonable prices. Coffee’s and Tea were ordered however the stand out was the mixed berry smoothie! It had a lemon twist and was bursting with flavour. Looks like my little nephew also enjoyed his chocolate milkshake.

Cappuccino and Long black with milk on the side

Cappuccino and Long black with milk on the side


English Breakfast Tea with milk

English Breakfast Tea with milk

Mixed berry smoothie

Mixed berry smoothie

Chocolate milkshake

Chocolate milkshake

All the food was fresh and satisfying. I highly enjoyed my balsamic chicken salad, fresh herbs, roasted red peppers, mixed greens and feta.



The deconstructed bruschetta consisting of avocado, roma tomato, prosciutto, rocket and pesto, on toasted Ciabatta beautifully presented all the fresh elements on a wooden board. Love the vibrant colour of the tomato!


Chicken fried brown rice, wombok, spinach, corn, carrot, sweet soy, and crisp shallots, topped with a fried egg was delish! Just the right size with the egg cooked to perfection.



The breakfast special featured corn fritters stacked with bacon, avocado, feta smash and homemade relish. I particularly liked the fritters, which were nice and moist. A hearty meal that will please your taste buds.



We all enjoyed the fast service and food at Picnic. If I were to visit again I would definitely order their burger and wedges. Although it was disappointing that LuxBite was closed I have a good excuse to return to Melbourne!

missemzyy xox

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January 8, 2014



  1. Choc Chip Uru

    July 15, 2014

    OMG I haven’t been here in forever – your blog looks absolutely amazing 😀
    As disappointing as it must have been (I have heard a lot about LuxBite), Picnic looks like it compensated admirably – the salad is so refreshing and I want to slurp up that delicious milkshake!

    Choc Chip Uru


      July 15, 2014

      Thanks again lovely!! It was a bit of a shame but it just means I will have to go back to Melbourne! hehe We highly enjoyed picnic, the food was great! x

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