We chose Cherry and Twigs as our final breakfast place in Melbourne because of its close vicinity to the SkyBus terminal to board the shuttle bus to the airport (same reason as yesterday, haha).
Despite the steady flow of customers, it was a relatively quiet cafe, with people just chilling with their morning cuppa, or having relaxed conversations with their friends.
We had Breakfast Roll (A$12) with lstra bacon, fried egg, avocado, and homemade tomato relish, Avocado Breakfast Pudding (A$9) with honey, homemade granola and fresh cut fruits, as well as Scrambled Eggs on Toast (A$9.50). The food was pretty decent; pity about the egg shells in the otherwise lovely scrambled eggs.
For drinks, it was regular Latte (A$4), Mocha (A$4.20), and Chai Tea by Prana Chai (A$4.20). I liked the Chai, which had a lovely hint of spices, and the coffees were all pretty standard.
Overall not bad, if you want an unrushed brunch before making your way to the airport.
- Location: 1b/555 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia (Google Map)
- Website: www.facebook.com/cherryandtwigs
- Directions: Take the (free) tram to Melbourne Aquarium (Stop 2) and walk along King Street before turning left into Flinders Lane.
- Hrs: 6:30am – 4:30pm (Mon–Wed), 6:30am – 9:30pm (Thu-Fri), 7:30am – 2pm, 5pm – 9:30pm (Sat), 7:30am – 2pm (Sun)
It’s Ms. V’s last day in Melbourne and she had a plane to catch at noon so we entrusted the decision of her final breakfast to her!
She decided that we should try out Grain Store which was quite near Southern Cross Station, where she would be taking the SkyBus to the airport.
Apparently, many people who were also going to the airport thought that coming here was a good idea too, for there were many customers with pieces of luggage!
After seated comfortably in the beautifully-decorated cafe, we combed through the menu and ordered:
We were looking for a place to warm ourselves up after a free tram ride back to the CBD area from watching the fireworks display at Docklands Waterfront. We stumbled across this cozy place which was still opened while looking for a cafe, and the French crepes called out to us!
This quaint little cafe is located in a small alley at the end of Port Phillip Arcade and has 3, 4 small tables inside with another couple outside. Google describes it as a Busy, cosy French creperie with a warm vibe, offering sweet and savoury options, cider and wine. And Google is right! The service is warm and people are friendly!