Sonido: a South American cafe in Melbourne

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By Raul Posse in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 12 April 2012

In Melbourne, in a little corner on the ever-hip Gertrude Street, you can eat and feel so good at Sonido, with South American tunes that will blow your mind. That is, if you can fit into one of the small baby chairs outside.

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Brewcycle: coffee cart attached to a bike in Melbourne

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By Lilian Darmono in Cool Travel on Thursday 3 November 2011

The perfect summer beverage this year in Melbourne is Vietnamese style ice coffee (espresso plus condensed milk plus ice), brought to you by the good folks at Coffee Supreme. Served from a ‘brewcycle’ (coffee cart attached to a bike), this donation-only treat doesn’t have a fixed schedule and is weather dependent. Is there anything more […]

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Slow Poke Espresso: a fully sustainable cafe in Melbourne

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Monday 26 September 2011

Picture this: a cozy café that’s so inviting you’ll want to linger over your morning cuppa well into afternoon tea. Now imagine this space is completely and utterly sustainable. Enter Slow Poke Espresso.

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Cumulus Inc. cafe in Melbourne

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Friday 10 June 2011

Located on a non-descript lane, just a short walk from Melbourne’s Federation Square, you’ll find Cumulus Inc. Arguably the city’s hippest brunch spot, the restaurant attracts businessmen on their way to work, expats reading the morning paper, and families sharing a meal. The high ceilings and marble and steel hardware invoke a modern feel, while the whimsical lamps and brightly colored pillars bring warmth to the dining room.

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Proud Mary cafe, Melbourne

Jacqui Alexander Reader Find

By Jacqui Alexander in Cool Travel on Tuesday 2 November 2010

We are spoiled for choice when it comes to the best cafes in Melbourne. It still amazes when I come across a spot that boasts the best coffee, the best atmosphere, and the best menu. It may often be populated by bespeckled, part-time bloggers and the like, but Proud Mary, in Collingwood has it all […]

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Melbourne’s Hardware Societe

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By Michelle Wilding in Cool Travel on Monday 13 September 2010

Tucked away in Melbourne’s well-planned city of streets and laneways is the Hardware Societe, a quirky little gem which offers the greatest coffee I’ve ever encountered in this cultured borough. This French/Spanish inspired cafe offers an innovative Bourgeois breakfast and lunch menu containing omelettes, teas, desserts, salads, and uniquely fused fares that will tantalize your tastebuds.

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Il Fornaio cafe in Melbourne

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 20 August 2010

If you were counted among the over one million Australians that obsessively tuned in to Masterchef each week, recounting the details on Twitter and biting your nails along the way, then you may indeed be experiencing the emptiness of withdrawal. Well, we’ve got a cure: supremely satisfying sweets made by award-winning Melbourne-born pastissier and Masterchef guest chef, Philippa Sibley.

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Melbourne’s Cibi Cafe

Jacqui Alexander Reader Find

By Jacqui Alexander in Cool Travel on Wednesday 18 August 2010

Cibi, in Japanese meaning “a little one,” is exactly what you feel like when taking your chopsticks to your breakfast on a sunny Saturday morning in the backstreets of oh-so-cool Collingwood, Melbourne. It’s an exciting new experience tucking into a bowl of soba noodles for breaky or wandering around the Japanese trinket store connected to […]

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Monk Bodhi Dharma cafe, Melbourne

Jacqui Alexander Reader Find

By Jacqui Alexander in Cool Travel on Friday 7 May 2010

Despite its inconspicuous location (in a parking lot alleyway) Monk Bodhi Darma is Melbourne’s newest treat to the café society’s ranks. Café connoisseurs are filling this cosy cavern of exposed brick walls and long oak tables to be served the delicious grind from Five Senses. Sustainability is at the core of the global menu, with […]

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