Breakfast at The Grain Store, city

Hmmm! Sometimes when something bad happens, it can turn out to be really good in hindsight! πŸ™‚ Tilly and i planned to go to Sweet Evelyn in Brunswick for this mango panna cotta, but she starts work at 8am, so we decided to be crazy and get to Sweet Evelyn at like 6:30am hahah! Anything for an adventure right? So i woke up at 3:15am, got to Springvale station nice and early and waited for the first train. The 4:46am train! I was so proud of myself getting there, with time to spare! Sleepy as i was, i happily waited. And waited.

Then i heard the announcement that there was signal failures and the train wouldnt arrive until 5:15! This was a spanner in the works of our morning, as we had timed this breakfast trip to Sweet Evelyn down to the last minute hahah!

I thought to myself, i am bummed i might miss out on this panna cotta today… but i did do all i could…. so i guess thats ok…

So i met Tilly at 6am in the city and it was still dark! In my sleepy-ish state, i was kind of enjoying it.. it still was an adventure! She suggested we go somewhere in the city, since we wouldnt have time to go to brunswick and back before her shift. And immediately my brain thought of The Grain Store! (Well done sleepy brain! You did good! :D). My friend Stefanie had told me the Grain Store was a good place for breakfast a few years ago actually, but i never got around to it. But today was the perfect chance to try it!

We walked there and went in as soon as it opened at 7am.

I immediately liked it! Some places just have a nice vibe! πŸ™‚

Our waittress was lovely! Initially i was going to order the white chocolate pancakes, but she said we have a special today, which was French Toast with Nutella (and other things too, but as soon as she said β€œnutella” my brain decided and i stopped listening to the rest hahaha). Tilly ordered the pancakes, so i got to try some of it too! Win-win! πŸ˜€

They were yummmm!

And here is my french toast:

It was so yum! I was so impressed with it! It had so many different flavours and textures and as Tilly said, they all complimented each other (shes been watching a lot of Project Runway hahaha).

I enjoyed that!

Im glad i finally got to try breakfast at the Grain Store! Its at 514 Flinders Lane in the city πŸ™‚

Code Black Coffee, Docklands

My friend Kodi recommended this place to me! Its a little cafe in docklands. It has such a fun and friendly vibe, I really enjoyed being here. I ordered a coffee and also one of the big milk chocolate cookies!

Look at that glorious thing! πŸ™‚ i loved eating it! There was actually a choice of three different cookies, but i went with this one because the lovely Francis who works here said it was her favourite, and it was already the one i was leaning towards, so easy decision! Mmmmmmm. It was yum πŸ™‚

And so was the coffee!

They also have baguettes and stuff if you want to have lunch here.

A really nice place. I had a great time here, especially on such a nice Spring day as today πŸ™‚ im glad i came to check out Kodi’s recommendation! Its on Karlsruhe Lane in Docklands πŸ™‚

Blue Ocean Milkshake and Baguette at Blue Rose Baguette, South Yarra

What a great random find! I had gone out with Kirsty to see a play called Self on Chapel on Chapel, and afterwards, i felt like a milkshake so we wandered down chapl street and kirsty saw this small place that had milkshakes on the menu. It looked just like a standard fish and chip shop, but i wasnt sure how far we’d have to walk to find another milkshake place, so we decided to give this place a shot! (Plus i like the idea of Blue Roses, so that helped sway things too :D)

I saw they had a milkshake called Blue Ocean, so i went with that! I was just expecting a normal milkshake in a glass with a straw and maybe it was blue coloured. kirsty and i had a good long chat. After a while we thought, hmm these milkshakes are taking a while. And the later, these were brought out:

I was in shock! I was not expecting something so beautiful! Ahhhhh! It made me happy just looking at it! I had fun eating the layer of chocolate and coconut off the side of the glass. So lamington!

And that marshmallow was the biggest and possibly the best marshmallow ive had. I had so much fun eating it. And it was so yum too, not too sweet! And i really appreciate that it was lightly toasted!

And the drink itself was so yum! Noce flavour and not too sweet! I felt really great after id finished that and i think kirsty and i spent the entire time just giggling like kids when were were eating/drinking this!

It was made with love for sure! So after telling the staff how amazing it was, we left.

And that was that!

Only it wasnt!

Cos i decided i wanted to try their food too! I have this theory that a place thats good, does everything good. And so i ordered a crispy pork baguette

And yes! It was good!! Juicy, flavoursome and solid! Id happily come back to this place to eat any time πŸ™‚

Its at 350 chapel street in south yarra. The staff are really awesome too πŸ™‚

Im really glad we gave this little fish and chip looking shop a try! What a pleasant surprise πŸ™‚