Interested to learn more of my favourite things? Here goes every of my favourite things.
What I love about Melbourne? Hmm…. the food culture (hmm sounds promising), the parks, the theatre, and the people. This is my top five favourites, very concise, if not I’ll go on and on and on.
First thing first, cafes. Melbourne has got herself a booming cafe culture. Beautiful brekky with a latte (I don’t drink coffee, so I’ll say it really Britishly, a pot of tea). Tea like this one from Two Birds One Stone.Or chai latte like this one from Percy’s Aeroplane (chai is still tea). Or have a lovely tea with a lovely brekky by this tram stop in Albert Park, Mart 130 (tram- mart, get it?).
If not, Porgie and Mr. Jones can serve you with your perfect brekky fix.
Secondly, desserts. Me a sweet tooth (self confessed sugar addict) has this thing for anything sweet. Cakes, cookies, lollies, but I’m going to give you my favourite spot in town. As seen in “Leaving Home” , I LURVE this eclair from Brunetti,
a long-standing Italian institution with everything in their fridge is to die for. Tuck in the street just off Melbourne’s very own Little Italy, that’s where I get my sugar fix, whenever I can. Well, speaking of another institution what about this doughnut food truck with delicious jam donut like this one. .
It’s been here in Queen Victoria Market (QVM) for the last 50 years (don’t know if I got that right). If not, some eclectic ones from Burch and Purchese would do some good.
Now, markets. Farmers markets, fresh produce, seasonal food. Growing up with an Asian mum who cooks like a storm, I appreciate a good market. I remember days of wet markets growing up in Malaysia, but QV is like a dream come true. Look at this passageway.
just along here, you can find A-Z of every small goods, cheese, bread, dips, you name it, and it’s just the inside. Wait til you see what’s outside. *Eye feast* The other few in town are Dandenong Market and Prahran Market.
Where am I? Ah, number four, it’s the nature. The sunrise in the morning at the nearby mountains, or the sunset you basked in at 9pm at summertime. It’s an absolutely wonderful natural playground. I’m spoilt by the beauty of the place here, I’m going to miss my runs around the parks. And I’ve lost for words, I can’t explain anymore, just look at this sunset in Edithvale beach.
Last but not least, people, my family and friends. They’ve seen me through thick and thin, my sanity and my neurosis, my staying and leaving. They have added colours to my life and made all the difference. They were the ones whom I shared my brekky with, them sighing over me overeating sugar and the ones who’ve given me my ultimate favourite thing, my heart.
Green tea with blossoms (clear teapot) Two Birds One Stone, courtesy of a lovely friend, Mel.
Chai latte with cinnamon from Percy’s Aeroplane, courtesy of fatboo.com.
Eclair from Brunetti
Doughnut from the American Doughnut truck in QVM
Mart 130, a tram stop on the No.96 tramline.