Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Don't Tell Charles

Don't Tell Charles
70 Speakmen St, 
Kensington 
Melbourne 3031
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I decided it was time I got back out and started blogging again - it is such a great way to sus out what is happening around Melbourne.

Today I chose 'Don't Tell Charles' in Kensington. This quirky cafes in a quirky location has made its own rules. I caught them early in the week when they are just focussing on take away coffees, but later in the weekend and the weekend it is all about the cake. Monthly high teas are hosted out back also.


















Friday, 14 February 2014

Let Me Be Frank

Let Me Be Frank Cafe
217-239 Montague St, 
Melbourne 3205

This place is dear to my heart as it is where I rock up most days for my coffee. It is super laid back and chilled and the coffee (WILD TIMOR COFFEE) is awesome every time.
The airy interiors are stuffed with op shop funiature, curious trinkets and original art pieces. The delightful front courtyard is scattered with tables within surrounding herb gardens and even a kids sandpit.

An oasis in a busy inner-city 'burb!








Monday, 25 November 2013

Allpress Roastery & Cafe, Melbourne.

Allpress Roastery & Cafe, Melbourne.
80 Rupert St
Collingwood
Melbourne

Allpress has been available via Melbourne cafes for some time - but now Allpress have opened their own Roastery to cater for the Melbourne market. But this is not just a roastery. This is a beautiful space featuring a large warehouse, housing the custom designed and build hot air roaster. There is also a cafe, courtyard, garden and upstairs the Allpress Studio - a space set up to support the arts, exhibitions and events.
Here are some snaps!









Saturday, 23 November 2013

Tomboy Cafe


Tomboy Cafe
356 Smith St, 
Collingwood
VIC 3066

It is ironic that I don't get out much now I am publishing Espresso Tales, isn't it? Yes, I think it is. But with my youngest in school next year that may change! Today we did a walking tour of the Johnston and Smith Streets vintage-ware stores. I picked up a cute globe and some scrabble lettering.  We stopped for an afternoon coffee at Tomboy which I have heard of but have not visited. Actually I haven't visited many cafes that have opened in the last year or so! Yes indeed, nest week at least one new place a week. That must be my mission. 
Anyway, coffee was perfect and the range of brownies on offer was most impressive. Yummo. Must get out more.
Here are a few shots of their interiors.












Thursday, 22 August 2013

Ltd Espresso and Brew Bar

Ltd Espresso
362 Brunswick St
Fortutude Valley
Brisbane 4006

Not Melbourne, but so worth the visit ;)
Ltd really is just an espresso bar - here it is all about coffee. Perhaps that is what the Ltd stands for?! Staff were even happy for food and drinks from outside to be bought in on account of the fact that they only offer coffee - which was handy with kids in tow! We were staying just down the road so I managed several pit stops here - the coffee was perfect on every visit. There is some seating between high stools and a cute booth down the back and an active take-away trade to keep the charming, coffee-loving staff busy.












Saturday, 3 August 2013

Switchboard #2

switchboard cafe
manchester unity building
220 collins st
melbourne 3000


I shot switchboard a few year back here. Today I have captured more details, textures etc.
Love this space















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