Wednesday, 25 January 2012

the quartermaster's store

The Quartermaster's Store
68 Edgevale Rd

I love a good neighbourhood cafe. The parking is free (in both senses of the word) the vibe is chilled, the clientele laid back.. and this little ex-milk-bar cafe boasts all this, and more. It is cute, inside and out, with several sweet touches: the signage, the vintage pieces, the classroom style chairs (that's how they were in my day, certainly..) Oh, and a range of newspapers are for sale too, for anyone missing the original milk bar, I guess.. Nice one, check it out..

Thursday, 19 January 2012

grizzly espresso

grizzly espresso
cnr brunswick and johnston streets (along alleyway)
fitzroy, melbourne

It took a bit of fossicking down the alleyways at the brunswick/johnston intersection to find this one. But I guess that's part of the fun. So no hints from me. This is not a shirt and tie kinda place. There is a super relaxed vibe, along with super relaxed service from barista/DJ, grizzly himself.  The alleyway location itself sets the mood, the graffiti art sets the tone. Relax to the funky tunes at the counter on box seating and enjoying a well made coffee.

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my mexican cousin

my mexican cousin, cafe
cnr sturt st and southbank boulevard
southbank, melbourne

Oh what a great way to obtain st ali quality coffee without fighting the crowds. Perfect for tram 1 commuters (if willing to break the journey) and handy enough en route to acca or national gallery..
But hell, a worthy destination in its own right too. Beautiful space, relaxed, well heeled clientele, attentive staff and full commercial kitchen.

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Thursday, 5 January 2012

cosi fan tutte

cosi fan tutte
calliope rd
new zealand

Our last day in New Zealand we were invited to lunch with my friend, owner of Cosi Fan Tutte, the most beautiful gift shop you will ever see. The following photos are not actually form the shop but her beautiful home.. Photos taken using hipstamatic.

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