Work needed us to go down to sorrento and of course we stopped by Blairgowrie cafe for a pit stop because, well, coffee. There’s plenty of parking around so that’s not a problem and the cafe is a very community orientated eatery (how awesome is that?) and the staff are uber lovely and friendly. There’s plenty of food options and there’s even free wifi (I know this info can be super important to some people) and has an amazeballs library towards the back of the cafe.
After a day at ACMI and stuffing our faces with dumplings, we needed a coffee hit because, well, that’s what you do in Melbourne. Since we were shopping at Melbourne Central, we stopped by Billy’s Central in the middle of the walkway. There’s also an actual eatery on the side so head into there if you wanted some sustenance.
Auction Rooms has been around for yonks and it’s got a pretty well known reputation for it’s brunch and coffees. So I went and took mumsy bear and daddy bear for some brunching. It was mother’s day so it was super duper busy but we got there real early and only had to wait 20 mins before we got a seat. If you come by on a Sunday, there’s ample of free parking so even though you can’t get there easily by public transport, you don’t have to stress about parking. Anywho, once we got to our table, I got the barista breakfast for the parentals because they wanted to try a mixture of coffees and that included a short black, flat white and filtered coffee. We loved every single one and it was great value.
Barista Breakfast – $10 Shorty, flat white & filter
When the guys you work with love their coffee and take you to their favourite coffee joint, you can’t say no because, well, who says no to a good cafe joint. He took me to the Paper plane cafe which was located in a factory and it was the hippest (yep, I used that word) thing I’ve seen and I loved it.
Miss Mumma and I were looking for a place to sit and chat whilst sipping on hot drinkies and she suggested Ironwood since they were known for their coffees. It was quite late but we were still invited inside, got seated and was served very quickly which was the way we liked it.
Mister Close was suggested by Mrs Traveling couple for my catch up with Miss Mumma since it was smack bang in the middle of the CBD. So off we went and into the Midtown Plaza to find Mister Close and it was such a cute cafe in an unsuspecting plaza.
While Baby A was still moving around in good ol’ Queensland, the whole fam bam needed to help him move. This year it was to Rocky where it’s always hot and humid. Baby A had found the finest coffee shop in town (there weren’t that many to choose from) and we got there bright and early, bushy eyed tailed and all. The Two Professors, opened since 2014 and serving great coffees in a great atmosphere.
I haven’t seen Mr Slowpoke in a while so it meant, catch up time. We decided to go somewhere local and he suggested Red Beetle Cafe in Caroline Springs (it wasn’t THAT local). It wasn’t too busy when we got there which is always a plus in my books and we sat our tooshies down.
After a night of burgers for dinner, we decided to drop by Brunetti in Carlton to satisfy our sweet tooth. As we waited for Big L to arrive, Mr Angry Asian and I went around and picked which cakes we wanted because, well, who can ever say no to cakes! There’s a few Brunetti around Melbourne and Carlton is the original and the newly renovated spot (moved to another area) makes it absolutely breathtaking. There’s not that many seats around so be sure to stalk the tables until you find a spot for your tooshies.