Zero Gradi, an ice cream parlour that’s well known for their chocolate (or was it nutella?) on tap located right next to 400 Gradi. So of course after having dinner in Brunswick, we marched our way to Zero Gradi for our ice cream hit. Located on Lygon street, there’s plenty of foot traffic and parking is quite hard but you can find some in the back streets for 2 hours. Walking in, there are a few seats but it’s first in first serve and it does get busy. Anywho, towards the end of the store lies all the ice cream and sorbets and my oh my they looked delish!
One of the ladies in my work team has been there for 10 years so we celebrated by going out for lunch with her choice of restaurant of course. We went to Positano where there were ample of parking and there weren’t a lot of customers inside but it was a 42degrees day on a friday lunch so that was understandable. The staff were super duper friendly and quite attentive and when we sat down, we put our ordering hat on and raced through our order.
It was Mother’s Day and since mumsy and daddy bear hasn’t had french before, I decided to take them on a little culinary adventure. I made a booking for the fam bam and we took a trip to Fitzroy behind the great yellow door to get to Hell of the North.
I was in charge of work lunchies and we all (well me actually) decided to go to Station Hotel for some good ol’ steaks since it was the local joint. We made a booking (make sure you do too because it get super duper busy) and asked for the mains to be done by the time we got there because we were a bit strapped on time. We walked in and oh dear lord it was a full house. The food came out immediately and they got all the orders except for 1 correct which is quite impressive nonetheless.
Mr 3 cents (that’s what mumsy bear calls him…translated it to vietnamese because she couldn’t say his name…) and I thought it was time to catch up and he decided to take me on a romantic date at the cigar bar Siglo for wine, cheese and FOIE GRAS! There was no signage at the front, just a brown wooden door and we pushed through it and stumbled across the supper club which was classy and cozy. I was mesmerized and continued up the stairs and we hit Siglo. I was in utter awe, it was so amazing with the view of buildings and trees.
Mr D’s cousin (yes, another fam bam outing) took us out for dinner and you guessed it, FRENCH CUISINE! Through the hustle and bustle of Place De Clichy was a cute restaurant with neon lights called Le Bistro Melrose.
Date night again and this time Mr D surprised me and took me to Bistro Guillaume at Crown Casino Complex. Yes, we’re having french in preparation for our Paris trip (wooohooo!). You’ll know which one it is, it’s the most greenest restaurant (EXCITEMENT!!).
What do you do when you’re in Adelaide for work and hear that the first Hello Kitty Cafe in Australia is in Adelaide? Go to the Hello Kitty Cafe alone is what you do! This cafe is located in Chinatown (Yep, I ended up in Chinatown…) and it closes really late. When I turned up, the surrounding shops were closed except for Gong Cha and Hello Kitty. I walked in and it wasn’t as busy as I thought it would be though.
After having dinner and desserts already, we decided to go for a walk down Lygon Street for coffee and maybe desserts again (maybe? it was most definitely). We stopped at Copperwood and was seated outside and got served immediately. However, it was 9pm in winter and when we saw an opportunity open up indoors, we rushed inside ninja style (not so ninja when everyone can see us though…). We got the dessert menus and took a look at the cake/dessert cabinet an our eyes lit up like little kids in a candy store. SO MANY DESSERTS and they all look soooooooo good! We all got coffees and it wasn’t too bad either (yay lygon street) and then the dessert came out (Woohoo!).