Showing posts with label cafes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cafes. Show all posts

Spilt Milk, Carnegie

I have a favourite new cafe! I'm always insanely jealous of my friends who live in cafe hotspots like Balaclava, Brunswick or Fitzroy - my kingdom for a walking distance cafe! Well, now I have one. Spilt Milk is such a cute little place, you can tell the owner of it has had an awesome time fitting it out with custom built tables and cute shelving. I love the FAMILY letters - the whole thing reads 'Family: It's where your story begins.' Adorable!

Also adorable are the food names - everything is named after an animal! The cakes are the cutest as everything kinda resembles their animal name - wombats are fat chocolate cupcakes, and ladybug is a spotty raspberry cake. Too cute.

So, south-side, go check it out!
Spilt Milk: 288 Neerim Rd, Carnegie

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manchester press cafe, melbourne

Manchester Press is the hottest new cafe in Melbourne - it's only been open a few weeks, and already I've heard so much about it! It's run by the same people as Loco Cafe in Elsternwick which is one of my favourites, so I was quite happy to go there for lunch.

It's down a little laneway of Little Bourke Street in the camping store district, and it's inside a building that used to be an old printing press office. So the decor is very reflective of this - lots of typography, cute shelves, tables made out of old printing equipment. Plus, amazing artwork by Montgomery. And a massive bowling pin.

The menu's short & sweet - just a few bagels, salads, and a couple of breakfast things. And, the bagels are $12. So, my buddy Deb and I said to each other, it better be a good bagel for $12. And it was! I got a guacamole, fetta, tomato, pinenut & rocket bagel, and it came with a really delicious salad (yes, there is a bagel underneath!) We were very happy campers.

I love me some coffee (hot chocolate) art. Cute!

The staff were all lovely, very hipster-chic.

If, like me, the promise of awesome coffee & a great space makes you speed down Rankins Lane you might not see their words of wisdom until the way out... Very true.

Manchester Press
8 Rankins Lane

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delicious: monk bodhi dharma

Photo from The Weekly Review

I'm always excited when a new cafe opening on my side of town gets rave reviews, especially if it's a vegetarian cafe with a great atmosphere, vegan cupcakes & cute decor! Hooray for Monk Bodhi Dharma. I went there with Debbie & Chris a couple of days ago...

Monk Bodhi Dharma makes yummy vegetarian food (no eggs!), and always have lots of specials to choose from. I got a Mexican Tortilla Soup - it was just a little bowl of good things - rice, soupy stew, avocado, corn chips & chili salsa. Mmm.

Hot chocolate - pretty.

Monk Bodhi Dharma
Behind Safeway
Carlisle St, Balaclava (Vic)

(Visit Lulu while you're there!)

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