Launching the Melbourne Foodie Guide

Bloggers at the Melbourne Foodie Guide launch brunch

This morning I headed along to Short Straw cafe in Hawthorn for the launch of the Melbourne Foodie Guide.

Created by our dynamo writer Pia Therese (woohoo, you go girl), the MFG is a simple, delicious healthy eating guide designed for busy Melbourne women who want to eat well and make smart, delicious food choices when dining out in the foodie mecca that is Melbourne.

Over brunch at the gorgeous cafe tucked alongside of Glenferrie Road, I mingled with fellow bloggers and influencers from the fitness, lifestyle and fashion realms, and listened to Pia chat about her journey as ‘the Real Body Coach’ and founder of Melbourne Fitness and Wellbeing, to creating the brand new guide and what it means to her to be finally launching her baby!


Melbourne Foodie Guide 2017

Melbourne Cafe interior wall art - Short Straw

Enter Melbourne Foodie Eats Website

Reading through the Melbourne Foodie Guide


The guide gives you home-cooked delicious meals, plus it also recommends not only where to eat out in Melbourne, for brunch and dinner; but also what to order. Because I am all about balance and believe that health is more than just nourishing the body; I believe it’s also about nourishing the soul, I have included a (growing) list of places for you and your Melbourne Foodie friends, to not only enjoy a yummy meal, but also enjoy a sneaky glass of grapes.


Pia discussing her new Foodie Guide

Short Straw Poke Bowl


The e-book has been created in two parts:

Melbourne Foodie Cooks – simple, easy to create recipes that won’t take you hours or hundreds of ingredients to create.

Melbourne Foodie Eats – VIP access to a growing list of highly recommended Melbourne based cafes and restaurants, and what to order off the menu to keep you on track towards your health and fitness goals!


This guide has been created to help Melbourne women find a healthy, balanced lifestyle that allows them to still indulge in the food and culture that makes Melbourne so fantastic.


Melbourne Foodie Guide - preview at the brunch launch

Bloggers Brunch at Short Straw - Melbourne

Pumpkin Salad - Short Straw



Pia believes that every woman should aspire to have a ‘real’ body by focusing on a realistic, healthy and balanced lifestyle. Looking after yourself through exercise and healthy eating, while being able to enjoy a meal with friends while immersing yourself in the Melbourne food and culture scene.

Through the Melbourne Foodie Guide, Pia wants to help others realise this balance is achievable.

Sounds like an absolute winner in my books! Check it out now >


Thanks so much for having me along to your beautiful brunch Pia, I cannot wait to head over and becoming BFF’s with your amazing guide! xx



Be sure to read some of Pia’s exclusive articles for Melbourne Girl:


Healthy Foodie’s guide to the Top 6 places to eat Brunch in Melbourne

Healthy Foodie’s guide to the Top 6 places to eat in Melbourne

Kayla Itsines Bootcamp in Melbourne








Emily Collie is Founder and Editor of well-known Australian travel blog, Melbourne Girl. Emily has written travel articles for Expedia, eHarmony, Amex Shop Small Blogger Series and, and has been featured on many Australian websites including Mimco Mimzine and Bonds Australia Blog, and was invited on behalf of the VRC and Myer, to judge the Myer Fashions on the Field competition on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.


  • February 22, 2017

    Pia Therese

    What a beautiful article xxx Thank you lovely xxx

  • Oh, I’ve never heard of MFG back then and it looks interesting having a guide for a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Would definitely be sharing this to my husband. Thanks for sharing.

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