I said this in my previous post but it's worth repeating: Melbourne is not like Australia. At all. Or what you think Australia looks/feels like. It didn't help that there was a cold snap going on, so the warmest day of our 3-day trip was way, way colder than any winter day I have ever felt in Brisbane. For real!
It is exactly like being in Europe!
The weather, the architecture, how people dress, the cafe culture. All identical to Europe.
So it's only appropriate that we spend all of our time inside eating, boozing and drinking coffee. Do as the Europeans do!
Allow me to walk you through everything we ate and drank, to use as a handy pocket guide if you ever go to Melbourne.
Snacks - boozey:
|Nothing but class (meat pie + warm white wine) for us|
|French toast with bacon|
|Baked beans with cornbread|
|Diabeetus (part 1)|
Snacks - boozey:
|Oops, I forgot to take a pic of the dumplings before diving in|
Borsch, Vodka & Tears
|Perogies - probably my favorite food ever|
Naked for Satan
|Salted caramel vodka on the rocks is to die for!|
Made ourselves at home
|We are budding chefs|
|Diabeetus (part 2)|
|Love everything about this place, especially the polenta chips|
|The crowds don't lie - cheap 'n cheerful|
|Cocktails from every decade of the past 200 years|
|Booze is best served in pitcher form|
|Golden Girls vibe - Miami circa 1985|
|Diabeetus (part 3)|
Yes, that is a cronut!
Rockwell & Sons
|Down home American biscuits and gravy|
You could spend a lifetime eating and drinking out in Melbourne and not get everywhere worth visiting. My theory is the cafe/bar/restaurant culture is so finely tuned because the weather is such shite that people have no choice but to seek refuge indoors and stuff their faces. Not that I'm complaining!
Melbourne is great for what it is, but real Australia? That's back home in Queensland.