When a few months ago I heard that the Moat, a new cafe/bar/restaurant, was opening under the State Library in Melbourne I was thrilled. But then I dawdled and delayed and for some reason simply didn't find time to go visit. Silly me. Last Thursday in dire need a glass of bubbles Dino and I headed here for a post work drink and noise catch up.
The Moat is located to the side and underneath the State Library near the entrance to the Wheeler Centre. You walk through iron gates, down ... Read More
The Switchboard Café tucked into two small nook in the wall spaces at the foot of the Manchester Union building is absolutely enchanting in its very own quirky way. I have long had an obsession with the stunning building for its old world charm and history and the café serves it all up right on a plate…or in a cup.
Looking for somewhere to head for a quick and easy lunch I wondered past the switchboard cafe and was tempted by the people eating avocado on toast outside in the walkthrough ... Read More
There is just something about getting to take tea in an elegant hotel that makes my world right, so when looking for somewhere to head post silent cinema the Langham and more specifically the Aria Bar and lounge sounded perfect.
Bean, Dino and I headed around Southbank originally looking for a bar and did a quick 180 (a girls perogative I believe) and decided tea was really what we were after (yup – wild child) somewhere serene and lovely and well Langham ish to settle down and have ... Read More
Dinkum Pies is one of those places that used to look like it had been there forever, aging away on Block Pl, crowded out by the beautiful arcade, but am not sure if you have been there lately...things have changed!With a recent do over this place is so appealing that it was packed with people sipping coffee, eating pies and catching up in little groups over the place.Specializing in well..pies...along with other yummy baked goods, Dinkums has an almost New York feel to it with string lighting, a ... Read More
Have you tried cold drip coffee? I had never tried this delicious way of preparing coffee until a few weeks when I popped into the newly opened Plantation just on the edge of the Dining Hall in Melbourne Central. From the owners of St Ali and Sensory Lab those guys know coffee. We know that. But wow.
Cold drip coffee is strong, rich has no hint of burnt (duh) and has this clean coffee taste I loved. So, you may have guessed I am very much a new fan! I was browsing through the small retail section ... Read More