Archive for the ‘Cafe’ Category
You see food and what do you do? You Instagram it, duh!
instead of doing homework I met my two lovely friends Badra and Emma at Sugardough for some coffee, some cakes and some quality time together. I actually also went to Sugardough by myself yesterday and had a latte and a chocloate doughnut because the custard ones had sold out.
Emma, Badra and I shared a raspberry chocolate brulee, a lemon and ricotta muffin and a custard croissant. My favourite was the brulee. It’s a good thing we shared them because I don’t think I could have finished the whole brulee on my own,
it was quite sweet and rich.
When I went yesterday I sat inside and it was nice, but it was even nicer today because we sat out the back in the garden. The table Badra and Emma are sitting at is quite big, I think at least ten people could sit around it. On one of the walls is a collection of saucers as you can see in the last photo. I love that someone thought to do that. I think that when I have a house with a garden that the garden wiill be just like this one.
163 Lygon Street
Last night I did something I hadn’t done in a while. I had some girl time, to do those fun girlie things I used to love doing. Like sitting in front of the mirror and styling my hair in certain ways or copying makeup from magazine pages onto myself. When I was younger I used to have folders of cutout magazine pages, one for hair and one for makeup, i found them so inspiring and would be so good at copying them. I don’t make enough time for such girlie things these days. I must remember to put it on my to-do-list.
I recently stumbled on a blog I used to love and follow called : Esme and the laneway. While I was looking through the blog I came across this tutorial: HERE on how to do a vintage inspired updo. You can see what I ended up with in photo number: 3. It was nice but I still have some more practicing to do. And today I put some extra effort, which really isn’t that much effort, into painting my nails. I did that half moon pattern thing that was popular like last year or something, I think this idea is vintage inspired too. I used those sticky dotty reinforcement stickers as a guide. Then just painted one of my favourite OPI nailpolishes over it “Done out in Deco” and then just a top coat to protect it and make the unpainted part glossy. Voilla. They look so nice.
Photo number 4 is my yummy french toast breakfast from French Fantasies in South Yarra. I sat in the window eating, pretending I was French and reading my latest read which was given to me by my lovely friend Violetta. The book is called ” The monk who sold his ferrari”. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants more clarity in their life. For those of you who are like me and think about things too much and worry too much. This book really helps with that and also reinforcing positive thinking. It puts a lot of focus into goal setting which is quite appropriate given the time of the year… Have any of you thought about your new years resolutions??? I’ve got a list of things going on but I feel as though it needs to be a little more specific. It basically is: Blog/Exercise/Draw/Journal/Read.
Brunswick East Project
438 Lygon Street. BRUNSWICK EAST
When it’s hot I love to drink Iced Coffees. I don’t usually like to have cream because of the calories. But ice-cream always makes it taste more delicious. My friend Lorraine recommended the iced coffee at The Brunswick East Project. She told me that they basically serve it in a bowl and the ice-cream is amazing in it. I went immediately the next day. My friend Emma (who’s hand and iced chocolate is pictured above) came with me on another day after she saw the photo of my iced coffee that i posted on instagram. The words on the door made me laugh. “No Hawkers ( or bloggers ) ” haha. awkward…. I only noticed that after I was selecting the photos to upload for this post.
(all photos are taken by me on my Nikon D7000)
B R O T H E R B A B A B U D A N
359 little bourke street, melbourne
you can read the story HERE
i found out about BBB through my friends. i first went there like a year ago or something. it features in this mini film thing i did, you can click HERE to see it. it starts at about 0:34.
all the cool cats go here. its very cozy. i go there every sunday on my break from work. i’ve had a skinny latte, an iced coffee and finally as suggested by my friend, i finally tried a cold drip coffee. it’s the picture featured below which was cleverly taken by me and thanks to instagram looks cooler with added filter and stuff.
my friend DB kept telling me to try it and i was a bit intimidated by the idea.
i can’t believe that i’ve been to over 100 cafes and never tried any of this pour-over-filtered-specialty-coffee-business-stuff.
the cool cafe guy at BBB was nice enough to explain it to me. basically the cold drip coffee drips through a filter ( i think ) for something like 8 hours. then is served as in the picture below. so basically an ice cube in a cup and then you pour the coffee over it and drink it. he said you can have milk in it but for me it was perfect just like that. i would definitely try it again. though, the next time i go to BBB i will probably try the other one which i think is called a pour over ( this one is hot coffee). i think if you’re a coffee lover you should totally get on it. apparently also according to my friend DB i should by an aeropress from BBB and use that to make my morning coffee instead of my usual instant moccona coffee.
one thing at a time , one thing at a time. maybe next time.
- juliet x
S E R V E R Y A N D S P O O N
137-139 waverley road
this post is very long overdue. please forgive me. but i think you all need to know about servery and spoon.
a few weeks ago, the lovely elaine invited me to the launch of the new catering menu.
i had been to servery and spoon before but only had takeaway while R had his computer fixed at the place down the road, so i was happy to be invited back.
i had the opportunity not only to try all of the new delicious food/recipes but to meet a whole bunch of new and interesting people. it was great to see the relationships that had formed at this lovely suburban cafe over the last four (or five, i’m not quite sure, sorry) years of it being around. relationships between elaine, her staff and her customers. it was like one big family. everyone was so lovely and welcoming. all the staff were so happy and you could tell that they loved being there. which just made the atmosphere and the vibe of the cafe just that extra bit special.
all the food was just superb. some of my most favourites were;
spinach and fetta croquettes, black olive aioli
carrot and coriander fritters, sumac yoghurt
chicken and mushroom empanadas
roasted pumpkin, rocket, cashew and feta
cajun chicken and corn tart
and all the desserts
and all the other food as well.
- Juliet x
(photography by me)
$ 2 0 C O F F E E A D V E N T U R E
I’d just hopped into the shower after an intense PT ( Personal Training) session and was thinking about what to do with the rest of my day as it was only about 11am.
I remembered the $20 note that I had in my wallet that I took out incase I wanted to go to one of the cafes in The Cafe Guide. Then the coolest idea popped into my head.
I wondered how many coffees could I actually buy with the $20? Then, normally, what would happen is that I’d just write the idea off as ridiculous. However, I promised myself the other day after watching the documentary on Diana Vreeland that I’d try to be more like her. ( Someone in the documentary said that if they told Diana to go to the moon for a shoot that she’d hop into the space shuttle without even giving it a second thought.) So this is where my coffee adventure began.
1. Olie & Ari – 133-135 Were Street, BRIGHTON
This was my first stop. Such a cool cafe.The food
in the cabinets was very tempting. I didn’t have anything
because I needed to leave space for more coffee
Balmains was the second stop. I think I should have
probably stopped drinking coffee after the second one.
But I didn’t because that would be weak. I loved the coffee
cups at Balmains. They were so fancy with the nice gold
3. Pantry – 1 Church Street, BRIGHTON
This place was so busy it was awesome. I only had a coffee
but I felt like I should have really had something to eat. All
the food that I saw being served around me looked delicious.
The cool thing about Pantry was that on each table there
were black artist crayons. I didn’t ask anyone but I’m pretty
sure you would use them to write on the brown paper that
they had put on the tables. Awesome idea. I imagined diners
playing hangman, playing naughts and crosses or drawing
maps to show their friend how to get around etc etc.
4. Tuccibrown – 268 Bay Street, BRIGHTON
This was my favourite cafe for the day. I can’t believe I
didn’t know about Tuccibrown. It’s a stationery store/cafe.
That’s everything I love all in one place. I bought a vintage
camera stamp (so cool) and looked through some cool arty
books while sipping my coffee. (I was kind of forcing the
coffee down at this point. I had definitely reached my coffee
drinking limit but I still had money left!! GAH!!
5. The Little Ox – 452 New Street, BRIGHTON
I was dying by the time I reached this place. (I’d had way
too much coffee.) It was so lovely though. And the staff
were so friendly and smily. I would have loved to try one of
the pretty sweets, but it definitely had to be another time.
I fell in love with the butterfly art on the wall, it was so
pretty and I loved how the sunlight shone through the
Yep, this is the end of the $20 coffee adventure. I made it to 5 cafes and had $1.30 left. Thank goodness that wasn’t enough for another coffee because that would have been it. I don’t think I would have made it. It was an excellent
experience and all the cafes were really good. I’d never actually been to Brighton so it was a good experience. In case you were interested all my coffees were skinny lattes and I never take any sugar.
- Juliet x