Spent Saturday recovering from two intense weeks in New Zealand and Sunday on my own Melbourne walkabout - five hours wandering the city, appreciating all the things that make Melbourne, Melbourne. Including: great breakfasts (although I still can't bring myself to adopt the local habit of avocado, feta and lemon on sourdough first thing in the morning), interesting and unusual shops, pretty parks, eye-catching buildings and excellent coffee.
This last brings me on to an excursion I made a couple of weeks ago. Broadsheet is a Melbourne magazine (mostly online) that champions the best the city has to offer. The Broadsheet Café was a pop-up coffee shop where the best coffee makers in the city were invited to take up residence over the course of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.
The day I went, the lovely folk from South Melbourne's Dead Man Espresso were in charge.
Great coffee, excellent croissant and a fabulous selection of reading material.
Very Melbourne, very cool, very fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon.