Melbourne CBD – I am actually reluctant to give this place away but, truth be told, there is a greater good to buying your latte here that warrants the broadcast.by
Melbourne city – One thing I loved about living in Osaka was the tiny restaurants I’d stumble upon down the many alleyways. I’m talking no more than 6 seats in a little hole in the wall. I’d worry about the quality of the food and was always pleasantly surprised as an amazing bowl of ramen or curry came and greeted me. Purple Peanuts reminds me of those little dinky restaurants. [Read more…]by
Middle Eastern Spring meets Melbourne
If you read my Kinfolk post, you will know I am absolutely enamoured with the work the guys at YGap are doing. The great news is, the social enterprise has expanded. Their latest outpost is on Richmond’s Swan Street and runs under the same model: volunteer staff, profits
directed to charity, and a gorgeously seasonal, health driven menu. [Read more…]
Put together a leafy, relaxed courtyard, welcoming and efficient staff, a quirky menu that packs a flavoursome punch, and you have the wonder that is Pope Joan. This is a fantastic spot for brunch or lunch that manages to perfectly strike the difficult balance between upmarket and relaxed. [Read more…]by
Gotta love The Tan – by Pauline!
Ask anyone from Melbourne to name their top locales for walking or running and they will invariably speak very fondly of “The Tan”. The Tan is a true icon of Melbourne and definitely worth a visit. Bordering the southern bank of the Yarra River, the very well maintained track loops around the city’s leafy Royal Botanic Gardens. The track also passes a number of city icons, including the Shrine of Remembrance war memorial.by
Coffee and kindness
I am actually reluctant to give this place away but, truth be told, there is a greater good to buying your latte here that warrants the broadcast.
Kinfolk is a gorgeously rustic cafe situated at the end of Melbourne city’s main drag, Bourke Street. Ordinary cafe this most definitely is not. It is much more – it is a social enterprise. For example, set beside the cash register are 4 big glass jars, each pertaining to a charity. Customers direct the cafe’s profits by placing coffee beans into their charity jar of choice. Last year, this little outfit funneled $100,000 into both local and international projects. [Read more…]by
Your caffeine fix, Henry Ford style
Soy mochaccino drinkers, look away now.
No soy, no decaf, no skinny milk, no chocolate atop your cappuccino. Tea what? Market Lane does one thing and one thing extremely well: straight up, delicious, single origin, pour over coffee. That’s right, here you can order any coffee, as long as it’s black (well, almost). Filtered water, organic, farmhouse milk; their ethos is as pure and unprocessed as possible. On premise roasting and only serving ‘in season’ beans, these guys are serious about coffee.