It’s been a month since our return to Melbourne Australia. Hibernation and recuperation has been a big factor and it was only a few Fridays ago where we enjoyed our favourite meal since we’ve been back. Feast of Merit is an initiative from ygap that takes inspiration from seasonal and locally sourced produce with a Middle Eastern twist. The former cafe interiors have been stripped off and the raw bones and exposed bricks left us all feeling like after a detox, bright and happy.
The hushed murmurs and the muffled squeals of excitement from our neighbouring diners seemed to show their unequivocal appreciation for their meal. From their first bite into the spiced prawn cracker, to slurping down their oysters and finally, when they nipped their golden egg with a knife to see the requisite egg yolk oozing out. Admittedly, Mr A and I both had the same quieter sentiments – upon first bite of the first few dishes, our eyes were rolling back into their sockets.
Do you recall the last time you walked into a cafe and every single staff member in sight turned to welcome you with a friendly smile. Well, that’s how our visit to Addict Food and Coffee started off; I could feel the refreshing neighbourly vibes oozing out of every crevice of this cafe. Addict Food and Coffee is a young’un; having only finished their third week of trading today, the space is clean, aesthetically pleasing with plenty of natural light flowing in. The menu is solid and concise with their own play on the typical breakfast menu staples and unique enough to rekindle my addiction for brunch.
It’s very rare that you get a chance to experience your home city through the eyes of a traveller. Having grown up, walked the streets and living in a city where you may often bypass the magical light that Melbourne encompasses. I was given the amazing opportunity to act as a local ambassador for a campaign organised by Tourism Victoria partnered with Ambit5 & an incredibly unique international blog tour of Victoria. Three well-known Italian bloggers had been flown over to experience Victoria and embark on their own specialised and unique itineraries journeys, exploring the wonders and delights of Victoria. Sandra of ‘Un Tocco Dizenzero’ is a prominent food and travel writer and I acted as her ambassador to accompany her while we explored regional Victoria.