A good feed after outlet shopping at UniHill – Ziffano’s Seafood and Rissotto Bar 


Ziffano’s Seafood and Rissotto Bar
UniHill, 9 Janefield Drive, Bundoora 

UniHill has always been a go to for us when outlet shopping. Wide aisles, a great range of brands and it just feels comfortable shopping there not having to fight the crowds for a parking spot or line up at the stores.

I’d only ever shopped there and not really checked out any of the cafes and shops on the outside of the centre but after a solid and fruitful shopping spree before Christmas, we were in need of some sustenance.

Ziffano’s with their lunch special, hit the spot. The steak and mash I ordered was good value and juicy, medium rare just how I like it. It was my first time eating steak after being pregnant so I was doubly excited! All the staff were attentive and served us promptly.  There was also enough room for all our shopping bags and our pram with seating both inside the cafe and outside.

If you’re looking for somewhere to take a break from all the fabulous bargains and enjoy a meal or drink, try Ziffano’s just outside opposite the Coles building.

If you missed some of our UniHill shopping hauls, you can find them here and here.

Ziffano's Seafood & Risotto Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

In Melbourne city with Daniel



My Kids Emporium – Emporium Melbourne
Entrances at both Lonsdale and Little Bourke streets

A couple of weeks ago, Daniel and I enjoyed a beautiful autumn Thursday in the city attending the launch of MyKids Emporium and visiting lola on Lygon street. On level 4 of the world-class Emporium shopping precinct we were treated to a tour of the dedicated kids space covering approximately seven thousand square metres. There was also a sweetly decorated candy bar, delicious catering by Blakes Feast, the most talented balloon man I have ever seen (he made a Despicable Me minion backpack!) and such friendly staff all around. With a variety of concept areas, Baby D was entertained for hours while I checked out the high quality brands in the kids clothing sections. Baby D was in awe – he was so amazed and spent the whole morning playing with the cars and trains (if only there were seats for us adults lol!).  Some of the features currently on show at MyKids Emproium are:

– Thomas The Tank Engine Station (we ended up buying Daniel his first ever wooden Thomas train set)
– Barbie Boutique
– Little Tikes Driving Track (your little one can even get their own little license!)
– the action heroes area
– Lego (Daniel loved even just staring at the Lego creations through the display cases!)
– there was also Sands Alive available for demo (the parents loved it as much as the kids – no mess, encourages creativity and it was so therapeutic just holding it in my hands!)

Toy demonstrations, live performance (today it’s The Wiggles!! 14/06/14) and activity days will ensure this kids space is an exciting place to visit all year around for both kids and the parentals!



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Baby was not interested at all in this Barbie Boutique session but mummy thought it was a great photo opp 🙂

Some cool kids clothing items, it’s not all toys on Level 4! – love those tanned coloured shoes!

How cool is this Luna Park Lego scene!
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We were told the vision of MyKids Emporium is to be the destination that kids want to visit as soon as they wake up on a Saturday morning and we’ve already been back a few times! But that’s for another post! (more playtime for Daniel and the food court is so good)


After I was able to pry Daniel away from the train set, we headed down to Lygon for lunch at Tank Fish and Chippery with lola! We ordered the “old school fish and chips” Tank pack and it was fresh, crisp and so tasty with the perfect amount of salt and pepper. We enjoyed it in the park while Daniel immersed himself in fallen autumn leaves.


Grateful. Happy. Exhausted. Refreshed. Loved. Full. Satisfied. Proud. Thankful.