All posts tagged: CBD

Manchester Press

I think we owe Manchester Press an apology, this place has been on our hit list for over a year now yet every time we are deciding on somewhere to go for Brunch it always got overlooked until today we finally ended up giving it a go and we loved it. Shame on us for not trying it out sooner, the guys do a great bagel and I found a new favourite dish. Do you do what we do and keep a running list of places to try out on your phone? Every time I hear someone talking about a decent meal or see a picture on Instagram that makes my mouth water it goes straight on the list. Can’t risk forgetting and missing out on a good meal right? And Manchester Press has been a solid member of this list for way too long and I don’t really have a good reason for why it took us so long. Blame all those other brunch places for luring us in with all those fancy options …

Melbourne Moonlight Kayak Tour

Don’t you agree the best way to explore a new place is to walk around for hours and see what you stumble across. But is this the funnest? Perhaps not. What about taking in all the sights of Melbourne from the ‘comfort’ of your kayak as you drift along the river through the city. And did I mention the part where you stop and are served fish and chips in your little raft whilst watching the sunset? Don’t tell me you’re not intrigued. This is exactly what happened when we went on a Moonlight Kayak Tour with Jonnys parents and my sister. Going to be honest I was absolutely terrified, I hate, hate, hate the water, and I was being partnered with my sister in a kayak for 2.5hours, who’d be as useful as a chocolate teapot, so things didn’t look promising. But as we floated around it hit me that I was actually really enjoying it. My biggest fears were mainly capsizing, drifting away, and mostly a shark attack, but thank fully we survived with nothing more …

A night at Queen Victoria Markets

You could say we are a bit behind the times on getting excited about this one considering that there’s only two Queen Victoria Night Markets left until they’re finished for the season, but the way we see it is there’s even more reason to kick up a big fuss now, because you really want to go to these last two nights. I mean they’re good. Real good. We have been pretty rubbish with making the effort to get here, I’d like to say it’s just so far to get to from where we live, its not, it couldn’t be easier unless we lived behind one of the food trucks or that we both have been so busy it’s hard to find the time, again probably a dramatic exaggeration of the truth, we are probably usually found tucked up in bed watching Game of Thrones. So it is long long overdue that we came and checked these out, living through everyone else going here and loving it just isn’t quite the same as going yourself. And lets think …

Pellegrinis

Whenever people ask me for places to visit in Melbourne I pretty much force them to try this place and then instantly regret it and want to keep it secret. It’s one of those places that you could literally take anyone, your parents would love it, you’d pop there late at night with friends or you could easily pop in solo. We head there late at night after we’ve been for dinner sit up at the counter and share whatever cake the old Italian man grunts is good. There is probably better coffees out there but it’s the overall experience that keeps us coming back, well that and then this icy watermelon granita that’s worth the trip alone. The whole feel of this place is so authentic and cosy like an old school Italian diner, from the rustic no frills charm to the cliché old Italian men who work there. No fuss needed, it works as it is what it is. Good coffee. Homemade authentic pastas, and a decent slice of cake. You get what …

KINFOLK

Finding somewhere to grab a coffee in Melbourne is simple but finding a decent coffee now there’s your challenge. Not that there’s much to improve a Soy Latte in my eyes (Mr regular flat white no sugar over here will passionately disagree) but how about helping an amazing cause when you grab your daily cuppa. Enter Kinfolk. We stumbled across this place by sheer luck, drawn in by the brickwork and plants (Jonny has a sixth sense for a good bush) and thought we’d pop in for a quick coffee. We ended up staying for lunch. You quickly realise that this isn’t your average café, there’s little clues dotted all over, from the volunteer list of who is working there today, to information about the two incredible programmes that 100% of the profits go to. It seemed rude not to buy a second coffee. And then a juice. And then some food. Not only was the food amazing and they do a decent coffee but after all when every bit you spend goes to a …