Next stop on our food adventure we needed to refuel Mr D with caffeine so he took me to Shortstop coffee & donuts (clearly the donut part was for me!).
Pavlov’s Duck is a Sri Lankan influenced brunch/cafe located at the other end of Smith Street where it’s a bit more quieter. Don’t let this fool you though, when you step into the cafe, the music was pumping and you feel welcomed instantly.
It was baby A’s last day in Melbourne so we decided to grab lunch on my lunch break. The babies picked me up and off we went on an adventure.
Shopping date with the babies and J-baby wanted to try doughnut time due to all them instagram photos so what do we do? Head into Topshop in Emporium and get to DOUGHNUT TIME!
Long Story Short Cafe is located in a little street nestled away from the hustle and bustle of Richmond.
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.
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.
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!).
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.
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.