$ 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