Rye Cafe, Flemington

Rye Cafe is a really cute and family friendly cafe located within the Showgrounds Village Complex in Flemington with new owners who took over 6 months ago. I was invited to dine by Rye Cafe and all opinions expressed are my own.

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Laurent Boulangerie Patisserie, Melbourne

Wondering around in the city for date day, Mr D decided he needed coffee so we decided on Laurent since Mr D hasn’t been to the one in the city. After what feels like a gazillion years later, we finally found the building and it was GORGEOUS (shame I forgot to take a photo of it though). Mr D got an ice coffee since it was 31 degrees (summer has finally come) and as usual, he wasn’t impressed with it at all. He just shrugged and finished his drink.

Ice Coffee

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The Kettle Black, South Melbourne

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Had a badminton session with the girlies and of course a catch up isn’t complete until we stuffed our faces at brunch. We went for the option of ‘what’s the closest brunch place’ and thanks those tech-savvy girlies, we were at the kettle black. Like every other brunch place in Melbourne, the routine was the same, you go up to the front, give them your name and how many people in your crew/gang/squad (whatever you all call them these days) and loiter around in front until a table is free and your name gets called out. We were told it was going to be a wait of 35 minutes but some groups didn’t show up when their names were called so we ended up only waiting for 10 minutes (SCORE!).

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South Park Café, Dandenong South

I was on the other side of town for work and it was lunch time which meant I needed to be fed and PRONTO or else HANGRY linnie comes out. My work mates took me to the local cafe called South Park Cafe and it was pumping with the locals working in the area.

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La Trattoria of Lavandula, Shepards Flat

We were in Daylesford for the weekend with the gang and before we headed on home, we stopped by the lavender farm. It was a beautiful place and entry is $4 for adults and $2 for children. You can walk around and there’s lavenders where you can take photos, spots for picnics and even an emu around the back. The reason why we came, lavender scones! We made our way down to the cafe and bagged a table for 10.

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Hash Specialty Coffee & Roasters, Melbourne

I’ve been seeing photos of this amazing hot chocolate with fairy floss and I convince the creative couple to drop by for some coffee (OR HOT CHOCOLATE!!!). We got there at 2:30PM and was pretty surprised that it wasn’t packed. You know you’re here when you see the sign with the hast tag (get it?? because it’s called HASH!).

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