What I eat in a day: Melbourne Sugar Coma Edition

Melbourne sugar coma

Anyone else noticed the abundance of ‘what I eat in a day’ posts lately?  Half of me is intrigued until I realise that it’s all healthy food (snore) so when I got back from Fiji I stopped by Melbourne to visit my BFF and to have an exceptional food day.

It all started with breakfast at Friends Of Mine in Richmond where I finally got to deal with my craving for Hot Chocolate.  I’m thrilled to report it didn’t disappoint.  I followed it up with a stack of Banana Bread.. I know what you’re thinking.. Banana Bread, that has the word Banana in it, that sounds heathy 😉 but I assure you it was not.  It did have an actual banana in it and some berries so I’ll take that as a ‘responsible Emma moment’.

 

Melbourne Hot ChocolateFriends of Mine Banana Bread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And just for the record, they do actually have other things on the menu that look amazing.  Kaz had the breakfast board which has a poached egg, hummus, sukkah and smashed avo (because who needs a house deposit)

 

Breakfast Board Friends of Mine Melbourne

 

Next up we went on a little adventure to get some take home snacks.  First stop was Burch and Purchese Sweet Studio in South Yarra.  This place is amazing.  They even have art work made out of chocolate- crazy!  It’s not the most cost effective chocolate shop that you’ll ever go to but it’s worth it.  I’m snacking on the honeycomb right now (delish!!)

 

 

Second stop was to Lune in Fitzroy, a purpose built bakery for croissants.  It’s an interesting place, warehouse style with tables around the outside and a croissant factory at the back.  It’s even worth just sticking your head in for a second to have a look.  It’s certainly not your normal everyday bakery.  I picked up a traditional croissant and a Lemon Curd Cruffin (that’s right, a croissant crossed with a  muffin WHAAA?)  Excuse the photos, it was night time when I got home and they were certainly not going to make it until the mornings natural light.

 

 

After a trip to homeware happiness (Ikea) we needed a reward for being so good so we ventured into the city to a little Nitrogen Gelato shop called Dex2Rose.  Just promise me you’ll go and check it out next time you’re in Melbourne.  It’s in one of the little lane ways off Little Burke St.  I had the Birthday Cookie Dough (left) and Kaz had the Milky Playtime (right).  They also have amazing looking hot chocolates and milkshakes.

 

Dex2Rose

Dex2Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So there you have it, my much more exciting ‘what I eat in a day’ style blog post.  In my defence it’s definitely not something I do everyday (thank god says every part of my body) but far out it’s worth it when I get the chance.  It’s interesting that even though I’ve been to Melbourne a million times it’s only now that I’ve become interested in all of their cafe’s and cutesy ice cream shops.  Better late than never I guess.

 

Does anyone have any recommendations for next time I go?

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