• STREAT has opened an 80-seat bakery, cafe and roaster in a former pub, gallery and brothel.

• There’s no confusing the burgers at this new Abbotsford takeaway joint with any others – the buns are branded with the Skipping Girl logo.

• Boutique hotel QT Melbourne has opened its big, brash brasserie, and it's called Pascale.

West Footscray's latest cafe is named after the NYC neighbourhood, not the cartoon elephant.

• After four years in business, the Peruvian/Argentinian restaurant Piqueos is closing this weekend.

• Traditionally, breakfast has been the most selfish meal. That’s all changed with Little Big Sugar Salt’s sharing menu.

Ron Burgundy almost had his own bar that smelled of rich mahogany – but the fun police got there first.

• Baking really is in the blood of Neil McKenzie, whose new Brunswick East bakehouse is now open on upper Lygon.

• RMIT students (and lecturers) have a new coffee shop almost on campus – and they can have a dip.