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#1 knittingkitten

Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:09 PM

I'm going to Melbourne for the weekend with friends and NO KIDS original.gif original.gif staying on Lygon St for the Friday night then Albert Park for Saturday night.

We're foodies who like a drink (or three) and we love vintage/avant garde clothes and home-wares. I'm not familiar with Melbourne at all, vaguely remember Brunswick St and Smith St in the inner city being pretty cool.

So, where should we go? Any restaurants/cafes/wine bars/shops to recommend?

#2 Luxe

Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

Food & Wine
• Chin Chin
• Mamasitas
• Trunk Town/Diner
• Chez Dre (south Melbourne, when your in Albert Park)
• Albert Park Hotel
• Movida
• most places along the Southbank Blvd near Crown.
• Transport at Fed Sq for a drink looking over the river
• Los Amates if you want good authentic Mexican which is not to far away from the Lygon St area.
... there's so many good ones.

If you coming in early march theres the Moomba Festival.

#3 emmafg

Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:50 PM

Gertrude St is the new Brunswick St, which is now full of trustafarians (has been for years).

I hear parts of Sydney Rd are also looking up.



#4 knittingkitten

Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:47 AM

Thanks so much!

#5 lucky 2

Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:52 AM

I've lived in Melb forever and I wouldn't have a clue where to go, thank goodness for EB.

#6 Indiana Bones

Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

Dessert Story in China Town ... the best snow ice dessert ever!

#7 katpaws

Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

Hidden bars of Melbourne.. ie Manchuria and New Gold Mountain.

Footscray for Asian food.

Williamstown because it is groovy but don't eat by the water, go to Ferguson Street.

Yarraville and Seddon for coffee and the best vintage clothing store ever. Also some good funky shops. There is also a good cocktail bar.

Edited by katpaws, 28 February 2013 - 11:54 AM.


#8 knittingkitten

Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:30 PM

So I'm back and we had a wonderful time. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions.

We went to Gertrude St Fitzroy, ate at Southpaws and shopped/walked up Smith St then onto the Rose St Artist Markets. I bought a gorgeous reversible "kimono" jacket by a Melb designer original.gif

Then we met our friend at Cookie in the city for a beautiful lunch...afternoon drinks...lovely dinner at Tsindos. Then Ferdydurke for more drinks and music.

Today we went to the Queen Victoria Markets then flew home.

A perfect weekend.

Edited by knittingkitten, 03 March 2013 - 04:31 PM.





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