Friday 24 June 2011

Lygon St

If you asked my father what his top tips for Melbourne were he would tell you (or at least he told me): Sovereign Hill and Lygon St.

A couple of weekends ago, I took the time to have a proper meander along Lygon St - or, in consideration of the street's heritage, it might have been more of a passeggiata.

I started off at the top end, with a coffee in Sugardough, a chic, sweet, fragrant bakery café.

This end (the Brunswick end) is a bit quieter, though it has some good vintage shops and second hand bookshops.

Heading south, the business end of Lygon St starts at the end of Melbourne Cemetery.  An excellent place to get your bearings is Readings bookshop, a Melbourne institution.
For more information on Melbourne's Italian heritage and stories of the community, the Museo Italiano is well worth a visit.  Small, perfectly formed, with a fabulous collection of vintage espresso machines.

That's likely to give you an appetite and you could do much worse than step into Brunetti's across the way for a cappuccino and a delectable Italian pastry.
Pizza, pasta, vino, gelato?  More choices than you can shake a stick at.

I finished my walk with a spin through the Carlton Gardens.

On a crisp winter's day, there's nothing like the dolce far niente on Lygon St.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you my dear, keep an eye out for the rest of it :)
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