Mr Burger – Mr Burger Food Truck (http://mrburger.com.au)
I wish i could sink my teeth into another one of those right now.
Corner Flinders St and Swanston St
11:00am – 8:00pm
American Doughnuts (in Queen Vic Market) – Fried fresh, with a strawberry jam centre. This was really such a treat. They operate from a food truck, find them by finding the queue.
Can you say no? Bratwurst Shop Co, Queen Vic Market Deli hall.
Coffee and a blueberry danish – Had this after a Pilates session at the City Baths – If you know me, you’d know I hate danishes. But this was just great. Packed with blueberries, a smooth thin layer of custard, and amazingly crisp pasty crust.
Coffee is my remedy. Coffee is pretty great everywhere in Melbourne. But each pull and brew has its own character and flavour. Without sounding like a coffee snob, I’m gonna use just one word (though it will hardly do the cup any justice) to describe each cup.
Robust – The Little Mule
19 Somerset Place
Smooth (based on the cup I had that day) – Assembly Coffee
60 Pelham Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053
Winey – Brother Baba Budan
359 Little Bourke Street
For some reason, I adore this Brother Baba. By the same people behind 7 Seeds.
Perfect – Switch Board
I found my little hole in the wall.
220 Collin’s Street, Manchester Unity Arcade
Buttery (lovely people by the way!)- Oli and Levi
446 Collin’s Street
Strong – Plantation
Shop 253, Level 2, Melbourne Central
Earthly – Padre Coffee South Melbourne Market
Stall 33, South Melbourne Market
I must have had more coffee than that.
Now, South Melbourne Market. Personally I like this market over Queen Vic. But the experience is different. At South Melbourne, you’ll find loads of dried goods and health foods, quirky gifts and home deco. Be sure to grab some fresh oysters while you’re there!
Week long birthday remember? We had the Mango Passion St. Honore, red bean macaroon, and a lychee, raspberry and coconut dome.
Everyone should visit Brunetti, especially the one along Lygon Street. The place is huge – think counters of sweet treats, a coffee bar, a walkway of cake displays and families all around. It’s the place to be for birthdays, and even just with the family after a good cosy dinner.
Just go for it. Liquid Nitrogen gelato. While I am very traditional when it comes to gelato, this is worth the visit. Interesting flavours, but note that their flavour menu changes from time to time. So follow them on Instagram (@n2melbourne)
Gelato. Gelato is a must.
254 Lygon Street, Carlton
It is amazing, how readily accessible good food is to everyone here. Coffee ranges at 3-4 dollars a cup, while sandwiches packed with fresh ingredients range hover at about 5 bucks. You’ll never be hungry, nor disappointed.
Good food and a comfortable life – much of me thinks that these are only rightful things any human being should have access to.
Serious thoughts aside, I miss Melbourne. More on the amazing brunch places next time.