I've been away from the blog for over a week while my sister Ali and her friend Jess were visiting. We had so much fun and packed more than I thought possible into their five days in Melbourne. They headed up to the Whitsundays yesterday and will spend four days there before finishing off their Australian adventure in Sydney.
Yesterday was also Australia Day, so in honor of the holiday, I figured I'd share a few photos of some of the amazing food we enjoyed this past week. Because food is definitely one of my top five favorite things about Australia. Potentially number one ;).
I haven't tried it yet. I suppose that's an excuse to go back!
I'll post tons more about Ali and Jess's visit when I can get my hands on some of the pictures Ali took on her good camera. Until then, I'm hoping to lure some more visitors to Melbourne with the pictures below!
Hotcakes at The Kettle Black in South Melbourne
Pear Cider at Republica in St. Kilda
Margherita Pizza/Salami Pizza at Rococo in St. Kilda
I met some friends here for pizza a few weeks ago and loved it so much I had to take Ali and Jess while they were here. We enjoyed these amazing pizzas before heading over to see the penguins at St. Kilda pier. Bonus: an adorable Cavapoo puppy was sitting under the table next to us and I have now decided I need one. Or five.
Chocolate Pancakes at Two Birds One Stone in South Yarra
Ali and Jess ordered the avo toast, which didn't disappoint:
Smashed Avocado at Three Bags Full in Abbotsford
Chocolate Cakes at Brunetti in the CBD
Sandwiches at Centro Espresso Caffe in the CBD
After spending the morning at the Australian Open one day, we were in the market for a quick and cheap lunch in the city. Centre Place is arguably the cutest laneway in Melbourne, but it can be overwhelmingly crowded, especially around the lunch hour. We somewhat randomly decided on a cafe with a relatively short line and an assortment of $5 sandwiches in the window. We weren't sure what to expect; at $5 a pop I was entirely convinced they would be inedible, but they were shockingly good!
Fish and Chips at Apollo Bay Seafood Cafe (on the Great Ocean Road)
Red Velvet Cake at Hopetoun Tea Rooms in the Melbourne CBD
It was so fun introducing Ali and Jess to Melbourne and eating some amazing food in the process. Hopefully I've convinced a few of you to visit as well ;). Speaking of visitors, Peter returns on February 1st and then his parents arrive on the 4th, so we are excited to show them around as well!