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BROWN BAGELS

I adore Melbourne’s laneway culture. Even after 2 and a half years of food blogging, and hanging around the city for the last 10 years, I’m still constantly discovering little bits and pieces Melbourne has tucked away in its pockets and seams. Such as Brown Bagels, a teeny tiny cafe kept hidden in a narrow strip between 2 buildings that I didn’t know about until [...]
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GREEN REFECTORY

You never realise what you have until it’s gone. My sister is a bubbly and chatty kid with lots of crazy ideas, and as much as I love her, in true sibling fashion, I find her annoying more often than not. But all of a sudden she flies off to China with dad for a couple of weeks, and I miss her more than I [...]
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A1 BAKERY

A1 Bakery was jokingly (??) referred to by a friend back in high school as The Bakery Made By Jesus, though I’ve never found out why. And whenever I asked him for the reason, he merely replied insistently that it’s because it’s made by Jesus, and no amount of wheedling could get a better answer out of him. Four years later, I’ve finally found the [...]
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MANCHESTER PRESS

Believe it or not, the laneway pictured above does not (to the extent of my knowledge) lead to an establishment with XXX in its name. If you know what to look for, you’ll notice the small sign with the letters M and P on it, standing for Manchester Press, a printing press turned hipster cafe. Ah Melbourne. Step through the sliding glass doors, and you’ll [...]