A few weeks ago I went to visit a friend who has just moved to Melbourne. We had bought ourselves tickets to the opening night of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival so the plan was to laugh ourselves silly. We had such a fantastic few days checking out the local bakeries, eating hamburgers, and wandering around Melbourne. If it wasn’t for the threat of diabetes there is a large chance I would still be there eating my weight in cake right now.
It wouldn’t be right if there was a new breakfast cafe in town and I didn’t go and try it. After all, breakfast is life (and so is Harry Potter.. and so is chocolate.. ok, a lot of things are life.. you know what I mean). Born in Brunswick is about 7 minutes down the road from me at the top of the North Hobart food strip. It has been opened by ex Masterchef contestant Con Vailas and his best mate Ben Korkmaz. They’ve taken an old clothes store and have turned it into a beautiful, funky, airy breakfast/brunch cafe that has great coffee and great atmosphere.
This morning I did something unusual. If we’re going to get really technical about it I would even categories it as ‘against my will’. This morning… Saturday… the weekend… I got up and went to my first Barrecode class. I was invited by a friend who went to her first class a couple of weeks ago, and against my better judgement I said I would go with her.
I’ll admit that I’m making it sound so much worse than it actually was, but the class started at 8.15am which meant my alarm was going off at ‘work day’ time. Horrific!!