1. the practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food.

Good Food, Good Mood was established after I realised how often I was asking myself the difficult question of "Where and what should we eat today?". The Melbourne food scene truly makes us spoilt for choice, so I am hoping my honest reviews can act as a guide for any occasion - from cheap eats to fine dining, to burgers and pizza on cheat days, to fresh and healthy on cutting days. Recommendations on places to try and review are always welcome, just leave a comment.

All photos are taken with my Samsung Note 4 or Sony NEX-F3 unless stated otherwise. Thanks for dropping by!

- Lisa Pizza xo

P.S. Shoutout to my friends and family who dine with me - thanks for not picking up your cutlery when the food comes out so I can take all my food photos... y'all know my camera eats first haha.


Every time I write a new blog post, I seem to be constantly apologising for my hiatus status... Hopefully this time I can be more consistent because I have many reviews (both good and bad) to share with you guys during my time off writing. Thank you to my loyal readers who have been pestering me to blog, it means a lot to know that you guys read it instead of just skimming through the photos 

Let me just start my month long writer's block with a post about BARRY - located in a local spot, looks industrial and shows a real sense of community. Of course, this brunch place is simple, white and wooden as most eateries are these days (Industry beans/Top Paddock/Kettle Black etc). There is also covered outdoor seating also, which is good if you bring your pets or if you want to soak up some sunshine. As for the menu, everything is just under $20AUD and is super healthy (in true Northcote spirit). Now before you go and Google search the menu, think KALE, QUINOA and VEGAN. They do have bacon though!

Lamb Burger with Shoestring Fries - $18.50
Being a self admitted cheeky eater, I opted for the monstrous lamb burger (the greasiest thing on the menu)!!! Although the bun was small, the patty itself (as you can see in the photo) was huge. My stomach don't want none unless you got buns, hun. This wasn't your traditional burger which I quietly enjoyed and would rate 7/10. It would've gotten a higher score if it had more veggies like tomato to break up the heavy meat taste. The chips were seasoned just like Schnitz chips (and I love shoestring fries anyway) and comes with aioli. 

 Eggs Benedict $19.00 (+ Bacon $4.00)
The best friend ordered Eggs Benedict with a side of bacon. Unfortunately the poached eggs were not runny inside and didn't ooze out nicely when pressed with the knife. I think a classic dish such as Ben Eggs for $19.00 is seriously too dear. The ham hock was tender and juicy but not worthy of the pricetag... 

Barry has many beverage varieties from 5 Senses Coffee to cold drip to $8.50 fresh juices. If you're going to order a chai latte, keep in mind they only do soy chai lattes (just a heads up for those who do not enjoy chai). I think this place is cute for a friendly catch up with a mate or a quick coffee before work (because who doesn't love 5 Senses Coffee paired with a fantastic barista?).


Address: 85 High Street Northcote 3070
Contact: 9481 7623 
Hours: Weekdays 7:30am - 4pm, Weekends 8am - 4:30pm 
Price: $$$ 

Barry on Urbanspoon


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