September 15, 2011

Revisiting Fitzroy

We’ve been back in Australia for five months now. Time flies when you’re having fun! The weather’s been gorgeous – we arrived in winter (which in comparison it’s pretty much like autumn in London) and in a blink of an eye, spring has arrived. And in good form too. The very first weekend of Spring in Melbourne brought luscious streams of sunshine and cool breezes and hubby and I took the opportunity to revisit the neighbourhood of his bachelor days.

Fitzroy is an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. It’s known for it’s bohemian culture, artsy vibes and is the main hub of Melbourne’s Fringe Festival. The restaurant and cafe scene is also buzzing and we wanted to revisit one of the cafes hubby used to frequent for its delicious brunch choices.

Red Tongue Cafe is always full of customers and it was no exception on this beautiful, sunny spring day. In fact when we arrived, the al fresco dining area was fully occupied but we managed to score a table right by the window where we could enjoy brunch and people watched.

One of the best things about Aussie brekkies or brunches are the generous fry-ups, which the hubs thoroughly enjoyed. Thick, juicy sausages, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, hash browns and toast. It’s massively good. I preferred the girl version of the breakfast and had smoked salmon on bagels and perfectly cooked eggs with golden runny yolks and a creamy hollandaise sauce.

After brunch, we took a long walk down Brunswick and Smith Street, scouring the many shops and poking our way through the various little laneways. The walk made hubby really nostalgic and he wants to move back to this funky neighbourhood. Nice thought, but we can’t really afford to get a place here. So to cheer ourselves up, we stopped by Trampolines, the famous gelati shop and gorged on our favourite flavours – blood orange, caramel pear, lemon and mango. Yeah we love the fruity ones.  Yum yum!

Oh spring, how I love you. It’s so good to be back in Melbourne.


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