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All those laneway cafes....

There are just so many cafes, restaurants, eating places (whatever) in the laneways of Melbourne.   Except for people who work nearby, I suspect that most patrons choose where they might eat and/or drink on the spur of the moment. 140 more words

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Heathcote Winery

Returning home from Echuca, we were in the Heathcote area at about lunchtime.   As we approached the town, there were a couple of wineries that had signs by the roadside to the effect that meals were available.   138 more words

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In  the past, the Victorian border regions attracted tourists because of the clubs just over the river.    This particular “advantage” disappeared long ago, when poker machines were introduced into Victoria, but the benefit of incumbency has enabled clubs, such as those at Moama, to continue to prosper. 98 more words



On our meanderings around Fitzroy, we ended up at Jim’s Greek tavern.   Actually, since it’s east of Smith St, this is in Collingwod.

There are no menus, just a description of what was recommended – or, as in… 105 more words

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Eating and drinking in Fitzroy

We went to see R in St V’s Private, and rather than head home, we took a walk up Brunswick St to Gertrude St.    Having both lived in Melbourne for decades, we have some knowledge of the area, but we would be the first to admit that these days it’s not really our “territory”. 140 more words

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Starbucks have been reported as struggling in Australia (see this 2014 report   in which it is stated that by that year they had closed 60 stores leaving just 22).  68 more words

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We were shouted “High tea” at Zumbo’s (delivery on an IOU from Christmas).   Zumbo is described as a “bakery cafe, high tea salon and cocktail bar”, and is well-known to foodies.  126 more words

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