Mr Wednesday – ok any day of the week

You have to love it when a place opens up within fixie-riding distance from your house. Even if you drive the Volvo to get there. Hello Mr Wednesday. Welcome to the ‘hood.

   
Located on Wingrove St in Fairfield, it’s a stone’s throw from the local primary school and thanks to coffee from Industry Beans, is destined to become a favourite with the mums after drop-off. Their magic is bloody magnificent.

   
 

With a fit out that touches on all the latest trends – think copper panels, terrariums, funky light bulbs and quirkily-named potted succulents, Mr Wednesday nevertheless manages to create its own vibe and the staff are lovely, friendly and welcoming.

   
    
   
Our first visit saw us succumb helplessly to the charms of the Jamaican Jerk Chicken burger with plaintain chips, and the Pulled Pork burger with coleslaw and pineapple. At 10.30 in the morning. Oops. Glad we did, they were friggin’ awesome. Get on them any time of the day.

   
 On the second visit we paid tribute to the breakfast part of the menu, and if you like your smashed avo huge, with chèvre and peas and spinach,  then you’ll be one happy camper.

  
Similarly, bring your appetite for the vanilla and chai porridge with caramelised nut crumble, cranberries, blueberries, honey and apple, served with flowers, which arrives on a blackboard picture frame with fresh cream in a science beaker. Not only is it a generous serve, but your need to Instagram will be working overtime with the cuteness of it all.

  

There are many more treats to tempt you on the front counter, my advice is just go with it. Have breakfast dessert or take something home with you for later. So worth it. 

   
 

  

 If you’re in the area, get here. Oh, and there’s an Indian motorbike hanging on the wall for no apparent reason. Which I totally dig.

  
Mr Wednesday, you’re ok whatever day it is.

Mr Wednesday

144 Wingrove St, Fairfield

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5 years of blogging

  
Today my blog turns 5 years old. On this day in 2010 we set off for Italy and what started as a travel journal turned into a public obsession with discovering and sharing new food and wine adventures.  
I could never have anticipated the amazing experiences I would be lucky enough to have, and the incredible people I would meet over the last 5 years.
Chefs and farmers, producers, pasta makers, sommeliers, winemakers , restauranteurs/cafe owners, TV food show contestants, regional tourism peeps, PR mavens, stylists, photographers, and fellow bloggers. So many of these talented legends I’m stoked to call friends and I remain an admirer and supporter of all they continue to do and achieve. 
 Viva la food porn. Long may it continue. Cos for every person sick of food photos there’s 10 others who will double tap that shit. Including me.