One of the first places we stopped at on Saturday morning just after 8am was Pellegrini’s on Bourke Street. Because we’d seen it the night before and it looked like one of those places you simply had to visit in order to be able to say, “I went to Melbourne,” and mean it. And when M. said he’d have an espresso, I said I’d have one too, even though I stated previously that I’m not really a coffee drinker these days. (Oh well, when in Melbourne, you don’t argue with the coffee thing.) Pelligrini’s was pretty empty at that time of the morning, with only three old blokes sitting by the window. (No photographic evidence so you’ll just have to take my word for it.)
About an hour or two later, we found ourselves at a hole-in-the-wall called Local Birds where we had another hot beverage each, and M. put away most of the slice of banana bread whilst only managing to persuade me into taking two bites, but only because we were killing time before meeting T. for brunch at 11am. I really liked this place because it was so compact and the little dolly on the coffee grinder was a cute touch. The lady in charge said it had been a gift from a customer.
Right now, I feel that there’s just something about Melbourne that makes me want to convert all my photos from colour to black-and-white… I do have a few more laneway/street art shots to share, but as I say, I’m in a B&W mood right now, so I’ll have to go back to them when I’m feeling a bit less monochromatic.
1 – Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar, 66 Bourke Street, Melbourne
2, 3 – Local Birds, 2 The Causeway, 306 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
4 – Laneway, I forget which one