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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

Around Melbourne


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

Around Melbourne

At Merimbula

We had a pleasant couple of days at Merimbula.  The apartment was nice and we ate well at the Wharf and Vicolo.   The latter Italian restaurant is particularly noteworthy;  great food and very authentic.   101 more words


Driving to Canberra

We drove to Canberra for the St Sava festival.    Really, there’s not much to say about this drive:   there’s not much of interest along the way, and for much of the distance, you can just set the cruise control and gently hold the steering wheel and that’s it!    94 more words


Rosie -A notch above the rest

The old proverbial saying about judging a book by its cover could easily nowadays apply to the dining scene, where appearances can often matter more for diners than the quality of food served. 853 more words


The Aireys Pub

Packing up a holiday house to come home is an arduous process, so we stopped off at the Aireys Pub on the way home for an early lunch.  60 more words

Dining And Restaurants

The pub and the koalas

We headed to the Wye River pub for a great lunch on the deck – good quality food and a very relaxing environment.   After that, we went a few more kilometres down the road to Kennett River where we headed up the Grey River road for a little koala-spotting.  34 more words

Dining And Restaurants