Tuesday 17 May 2011

Handsome Steve's House of Refreshment

Lonely Planet suggests (and I concur) that visiting Collingwood Children's Farm is one of the best things you can do in Melbourne.  Also well worth checking out is the neighbouring Abbotsford Convent which houses artists' studios (that you can visit), hosts regular markets and is generally an interesting place to look around.

And if you're in need of refreshment (as I was on a recent visit to the farm) there's Handsome Steve's.  You need to find your way through the Convent, past the crosses and religious frescoes ... but if that doesn't daunt you, you'll be rewarded with a Campari Soda and this inimitable decor.

[Click to enlarge; yes it does say 'no poofter drinks']
More on Handsome Steve's philosophy here.


  1. Do they farm children?

  2. Only in a casual way. They send them home in the evenings.