Vanilla Slice at Haytch Cafe in Thornbury

At the front of this cafe in thornbury, there was this sign that said

The famous vanilla slice! Whenever i see a sign like that, i get curious! Its pretty bold to put a statement like that out there! I was on a Day of the Donut, with Tilly today, where we go to different places to try out donuts, but i felt like since i was here, i should try out the vanilla slice.

So firstly i got a mocha

It came complete with a H coffee art on it! (The owners names start with H, and their nickname is Haytch!).

It was a good mocha! πŸ™‚

Then the rest came out

After devouring the delicious donut, i picked up the vanilla slice with my fingers, ready to get into it! It tastes better to me that way haha!

And one bite, and i knew they were correct with the sign out the front. It was a good vanilla slice!! I had a good time eating that! πŸ™‚

And some other things i liked about Haytch. The service was so friendly!

And also, this wall art!

Its by mimbyjonesrobinsonart, and i think its beautiful! πŸ™‚

Haytch is at 690 high st in thornbury

Chocolate Chess Tart, Beatrix in North Melbourne

My friends Fiona and Tilly often tag me in facebook posts from this place called Beatrix, and they always have the most creative, delicious looking stuff! Today Tilly and I were passing through North Melbourne and we decided to stop by to check it out. And im glad we did! It was a great place!

Its a cosy little store, with a variety of delicious cakes on display. On their instagram page for today, they showed a picture of something called a chocolate chess pie, and they used the hashtag #piethinkiloveyou ! πŸ™‚ i love puns so i loved that! So when i was choosing what to get, i decided to try this chocolate chess pie!

But first i wanna show u a pic of the tables outside:

They had bottles of sunscreen for their patrons on each of the tables! I loved that. I had never seen this done before. Dont you love a place that cares about its patrons? πŸ™‚

Ok so this is what i had:

It was great! I loved that it wasnt too sweet, it was just right! And the pastry part of it was firm enough that i could pick it up and eat it that way if i wanted! (And i did take a few glorious bites this way!) The pie was just the right amount of moistness! Yes it was fab! And i got to try Tilly’s crumble that she ordered and that was delicious too!

So if u are around north mellbourne and are looking for somewhere to go for coffee and cake, i think Beatrix is a great place πŸ™‚ its at 688 Queensberrt St North Melbourne πŸ™‚

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™‚

Frank’s, cafe in cheltenham

My friend Tam told me about this place. In a quiet suburban st in cheltenham, there is this bustling little cafe called Frank's.
It had a really friendly vibe and the staff were lovely.
I started off with a mocha.

Ahh coffee art ❤️
And the lovely waittress got me a newspaper to read while i waited for my meal. Which meant i got to read some Garfield, Hagar, etc woohoo.
I asked her what the Fried Chicken Bao was, and she described it to me, and it sounded really unique, so i was intrigued and got that.

Look at they hey? πŸ™‚
And heres what it looks like when i picked it up:

Nice yummy fried chicken encased in soft dough surrounded by an explosion of flavours. Mmmm, i enjoyed eating that!
They also have burgers and donuts and regular brunch options too!
If youre in the cheltenham area (somewhat near southland shopping centre), its a nice place to go for brunch!
Its at 97 cavanagh st, cheltenham.

Sweet Evelyn, charming cafe in Brunswick

I went on a big donut adventure day with Tilly, and one of my fav places that we visited was this one, Sweet Evelyn in Brunswick.
Its on a quiet street in brunswick and its such a charming place.

Mmmmm…. looks good right? Since we were on a donut adventure, i just ordered a cinnamon donut, a salted caramel donut hole, and a mocha!

And we chose to sit outside and they have heaters and provide little blankets. I love the little touches! πŸ™‚
And look..

Good stuff! I love a place that does nice coffee art too!
It was yummy, and the staff were so friendly. Oh and we found out that Sweet Evelyn is named after Evelyn, the owners daughter! I really love that πŸ™‚
I really liked this place. I think its one of my favourite places now. Id love to come back here for brunch in the future πŸ™‚

Sweet Evelyn is at 128 Union St, Brunswick

Queen of Spades, in Fitzroy (it has a writers room upstairs during daytime! :D)

I was going to check out the gertrude st lights festival and took a wrong turn and went down smith st. and as i was walking, this place really caught my eye! Im glad i went to check it out. Sometimes its good to get lost πŸ˜€

I ordered a mocha

And a chicken parma

They really hit the spot!

The staff were so friendly, and gave me this 3D labyrinth ball game to pass the time while i waited!

After the delicious meal that hit the spot for me, i went upstairs, because id read on zomato that there was a writers room up there! The friendly waiter explained to me that during the day, the upstairs part was a writers room! People could come in and write! I love that idea! I want to come back here one day and write, so i can be like my hero JK Rowling who loves writing in cafes heheeh

Well the room exceeded my expectations! It was so cosy and charming!

Look at it!

Did i ever mention how much i love typewriters? πŸ™‚

What a beauty πŸ™‚

And more neat details!

Yup! Such a cosy room to write! Im actually writing this blog post in the writing room now πŸ˜€

Oh and theres more! They have a selection of board games here (like Codenames, etc) and if you pay $5 per person, you can stay as long as you like! I think it would be fun to come here and eat and play… a nice night for sure i reckon! πŸ™‚

And Queen of Spades is open till late, handy right? 

Its at 189 Smith St, fitzroy.

(Sydney!) WellCo Cafe, Leichhardt, Sydney

My friend Nadia told me about their favourite cafe in Sydney, so when i came to Sydney for the Final Fantasy concert, i really wanted to check it out. I’m so glad i did, its such a nice place πŸ™‚

It hs a really warm, friendly vibe! The staff were super  friendly. And the foooooood! Was delicious.

Check out this mocha i got:

I love coffee art, this was so nice πŸ™‚

For food i decided to order the Wellco Benedict!


My sister ordered the corn fritters. She said they were like her dream fritters, the best she’s had. Nice and crunchy.

Im really glad i came to check out Nadia’s Sydney recommendation! πŸ™‚

Wellco Cafe is at 9/39-45 Norton Road, Leichhardt in Sydney.

The Last Piece, cafe in mulgrave

My friend sheryl took me to this place. I really like it!

Its cafe in mulgrave, and the back part overlooks the football oval that hawthorn football club train at on fridays. Pretty cool!

The cafe is really nice. My friend said all the food here is nice! I chose to have the chicken burger, and sweet potato fries!

And that red drink was called ‘Beets by Dre’ hahah! I ordered it just cos of the name πŸ˜€

It was all delicious!!  I really liked this place! And the staff were really nice!

Oh and they are very much into hawthorn and the football here! πŸ™‚

Sheryl told me the letters from the seats in the football stadium, theyve embedded them into the tables! πŸ™‚

And look at that hawthorn support πŸ™‚ i go for Richmond, so i cant get too excited heheh.

But i did buy a hawthorn gingerbread man πŸ˜€

How could i not?? Theyre so cute hahah

The Last Piece is at 7/2 Stadium Circuit, Mulgrave

Murrays, milk bar themed place in Prahran!

Ok that was great! My friend Kodi recommended i try this place called Murrays in prahran. I almost never go to prahran but i came here to check out the twin peaks art exhibition at Artboy gallery, and decided since i was here i should check out this recommendation. And im so glad i did! 

Firstly, it looks so cool! So old school milk bar! πŸ˜€

I instantly loved the theme πŸ˜€

Then i had a mocha

Mmmmmm! Good stuff! And u know i love places that have unique/nice spoons! πŸ™‚

And then i ordered some food! I did feel like one of their amazing looking pies, but i wanted to try something more different, so i went with one of their amazing sounding bagels. On the waitresses recommendation, i went with the Murray! I always love ordering the item that shares the same name as the place!

And i was not disappointed! It was scrumdiddily-umptious! πŸ˜€ and then i had to ask! Was i able to order some mixed lollies that were on display on the shelf or were they there just for decoration?

The lovely waittress said yes u can order them!! Wahoo! I ordered some mixed lollies and was transported back to childhood, when i used to order 20 cents mixed lollies and be given a bag of amazing πŸ˜€

They were delicious!! I really enjoyed eating them.

Then i ordered a smarties milkshake!

A joy to look at, and a joy to drink!! πŸ™‚

Ahhhh… i love this place πŸ™‚ if u ever are near prahran and feel like being transported to an awesome milk bar or canteen of your youth, this is worth a stop ;D

Its at 3B Murray St Prahran

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