Cocktails

Smith and Daughters

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Non Alcoholic Cocktails

(No Way Rosé, Coco No Vod-co with Watermelon, Coco No Vod-co with Pineapple, Chill Niño)

Each were deliciously refreshing!

★★★★☆

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Nachos Cargados

(slow cooked jackfruit carnitas, chipotle salsa, molten spicy cheddar sauce, pickled jalapeños, guacamole, coriander cream, blue and white corn chips)

Nearly every table around us had a plate of these nachos so we knew straight away that we had to order some. The blue corn chips turned out to be a lot crispier than the regular ones, while the jackfruit carnitas provided a nice meaty texture. This was good for vegan nachos but I couldn’t help but think how much better this could have been with cheese!

★★★☆☆

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Quesadilla

(spiced black bean and cheese quesadilla served with chipotle salsa and avocado cream)

Delicious quesadilla served with AMAZING avocado cream!

★★★★☆

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Champiñones Al Ajillo

(button mushrooms simmered in a creamy Spanish sauce of Pedro Ximenéz, garlic and smoked paprika, served with toasted bread)

This flavoursome dish was wonderfully rich yet light, making these mushrooms very addictive.

★★★★☆

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Dulce De Leche Doughnuts

(Spanish doughnuts filled with dulce de leche cream)

The dulce de leche cream didn’t exactly fill these sugar dusted doughnuts but rather sat on top of them.

★★★☆☆

Overall:

What a fantastic vibe this place has! The dark stone walls, vintage prints and tattooed staff gave this place a definite punk rock feel. Service was friendly and the food pretty tasty considering that everything here is vegan.

Smith and Daughters

Smith and Daughters

175 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, VIC

(03) 9939 3293

http://www.smithanddaughters.com/

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Double Happiness

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(left to right)

No. 1 – vodka, orgeat, lime, pineapple juice. No. 3 – sparkling ale, lemon juice, sugar syrup, peach bitters. No. 6 – plum wine, mint, lime, cloudy apple

Overall:

How could I say no to bubble tea cocktails? Each delicious cocktail came in a familiar sealed plastic cup and was served with coconut jelly and popping boba. I am now convinced that popping boba will make any cocktail taste better and of course be more fun to drink. If only more places added them to their cocktails. This place had a strong Chinese communist theme going on but the general vibe was really cool and relaxed so I stopped noticing the decor after a little while. Unfortunately there is limited seating at this intimate bar however reservations can be made for groups.

Double Happiness

21 Liverpool St, Melbourne

9650 4488

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The Collection

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Cucumber Gimlet (cucumber infused gin, lime, elderflower syrup, orange bitters shaken and charged with sparkling wine)

★★★☆☆

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Nilla Killa (vanilla vodka, apple, strawberry liqueur, vanilla shaken and served tall)

★★★☆☆

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Mac and cheese croquettes with hog crackling crumble and cajun aioli

★★★☆☆

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Buffalo chicken wings in hot sauce with blue cheese dressing

★★★☆☆

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French fries with slow cooked chilli beef and cheese sauce

★★☆☆☆

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New England lobster rolls (crayfish, baby cos lettuce, kewpie mayo)

★★☆☆☆

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Southern fried chicken, country gravy, cornbread waffles, whipped maple butter

★★☆☆☆

Overall:

Brilliant cocktails, good variety of dishes, prompt service, charming decor.

The Collection

328 Bridge Rd, Richmond, VIC

(03) 9429 8333

http://thecollectionbar.com.au

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