• Restaurant Reviews
  • Hello Friends + Allies: Auckland, New Zealand

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      Hello Friends + Allies. I thought the name of this eatery in the inner suburbs of Auckland was rather apt for my first review on livelifelovecake in nearly a year. Hello friends. Hello allies. First of all, thanks to my wonderful mother Alison for keeping you all entertained and in-the-know about the best eateries […]

  • Portsmouth
  • Home Coffee, Albert Road, Southsea

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    Given that the weather on this Bank Holiday Monday was typically English, Geoff and I decided to cheer ourselves up with a late lunch. I have a list as long as my arm of places to review in and around our home town of Portsmouth but as we were visiting an aunt nearby I chose […]

  • Australia
  • Best Melbourne Brunch: A round-up

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    For Melbournians, brunch is the best meal of the day. Well, it certainly was for me and I enjoyed countless classic morning dishes during my six months in the city. Don’t worry, I’ll be back and they’ll be plenty more to come but I’m taking a brief “vacation” to work on a cattle ranch in […]

  • Petersfield
  • Cloisters Café, The Square, Petersfield

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    Whenever I cycle to Petersfield 9 times out of 10 we visit Cloisters Café in the square – I say 9 because sometimes we can’t get in, otherwise it would 10. I must admit that I prefer Cloisters as it is an independent coffee shop and there are a few in Petersfield. It’s nice to […]