1. Alice Nivens
Port Philip Arcade, 228 Flinders Street
Melbourne
Starting off my 2013 good cafe guide mission with this sweet new cafe.
Most of the cakes/cupcakes/muffins are baked onsite. I really enjoyed my latte and the mini raspberry and white chocolate cupcake I had was definitely the best I have ever had.
I went a bit late so most things had sold out. I will have to go back early on another day.

1. Alice Nivens

Port Philip Arcade, 228 Flinders Street

Melbourne

Starting off my 2013 good cafe guide mission with this sweet new cafe.

Most of the cakes/cupcakes/muffins are baked onsite. I really enjoyed my latte and the mini raspberry and white chocolate cupcake I had was definitely the best I have ever had.

I went a bit late so most things had sold out. I will have to go back early on another day.

The Age Good Cafe Guide 2013 came out today. Hopefully 2013/14 is the year I can finally achieve my goal of visiting all the cafes in the book!

The Age Good Cafe Guide 2013 came out today. Hopefully 2013/14 is the year I can finally achieve my goal of visiting all the cafes in the book!

77. Milky Joe’s

228 Glen Huntly Rd, ELSTERNWICK

I was surprised to find Grant behind the coffee machine here at Milky Joe’s. Grant used to make my coffee at Journal on Flinders Lane. I’d just take a seat, and without having to ask my skinny latte would just appear in front of me. It was awesome. 

So it was really nice seeing him here by accident. Grant has, since February, purchased Milky Joe’s and is making amazing coffees. He has made a few changes to Milky Joe’s and will be changing the name of the cafe too. 

Yep, this is the end of the $20 coffee adventure. I made it to 5 cafes and had $1.30 left. Thank goodness that wasn’t enough for another coffee because that would have been it. I don’t think I would have made it. It was an excellent
experience and all the cafes were really good. I’d never actually been to Brighton so it was a good experience. In case you were interested all my coffees were skinny lattes and I never take any sugar.
- Juliet x

Yep, this is the end of the $20 coffee adventure. I made it to 5 cafes and had $1.30 left. Thank goodness that wasn’t enough for another coffee because that would have been it. I don’t think I would have made it. It was an excellent

experience and all the cafes were really good. I’d never actually been to Brighton so it was a good experience. In case you were interested all my coffees were skinny lattes and I never take any sugar.

- Juliet x

5. The Little Ox – 452 New Street, BRIGHTON

I was dying by the time I reached this place. (I’d had way

too much coffee.) It was so lovely though. And the staff

were so friendly and smily. I would have loved to try one of

the pretty sweets, but it definitely had to be another time.

I fell in love with the butterfly art on the wall, it was so

pretty and I loved how the sunlight shone through the

windows.

The coffee cost $3.50 leaving me with $1.30.

4. Tuccibrown – 268 Bay Street, BRIGHTON

This was my favourite cafe for the day. I can’t believe I

didn’t know about Tuccibrown. It’s a stationery store/cafe.

That’s everything I love all in one place. I bought a vintage

camera stamp (so cool) and looked through some cool arty

books while sipping my coffee. (I was kind of forcing the

coffee down at this point. I had definitely reached my coffee

drinking limit but I still had money left!! GAH!!

The coffee cost $4.00 leaving me $4.80.

3. Pantry – 1 Church Street, BRIGHTON

This place was so busy it was awesome. I only had a coffee

but I felt like I should have really had something to eat. All

the food that I saw being served around me looked delicious.

The cool thing about Pantry was that on each table there

were black artist crayons. I didn’t ask anyone but I’m pretty

sure you would use them to write on the brown paper that

they had put on the tables. Awesome idea. I imagined diners

playing hangman, playing naughts and crosses or drawing

maps to show their friend how to get around etc etc.

This coffee cost $4.00 leaving me $8.80

2. Balmains – 117 Were Street, Brighton

Balmains was the second stop. I think I should have

probably stopped drinking coffee after the second one.

But I didn’t because that would be weak. I loved the coffee

cups at Balmains. They were so fancy with the nice gold

trim.

The coffee cost $3.70 leaving me with $12.80=

$ 2 0  C O F F E E  A D V E N T U R E

I’d just hopped into the shower after an intense PT ( Personal Training) session and was thinking about what to do with the rest of my day as it was only about 11am.

I remembered the $20 note that I had in my wallet that I took out incase I wanted to go to one of the cafes in The Cafe Guide. Then the coolest idea popped into my head.

I wondered how many coffees could I actually buy with the $20?  Then, normally, what would happen is that I’d just write the idea off as ridiculous. However, I promised myself the other day after watching the documentary on Diana Vreeland that I’d try to be more like her. ( Someone in the documentary said that if they told Diana to go to the moon for a shoot that she’d hop into the space shuttle without even giving it a second thought.) So this is where my coffee adventure began.

1. Olie & Ari – 133-135 Were Street, BRIGHTON

This was my first stop. Such a cool cafe.The food

in the cabinets was very tempting. I didn’t have anything

because I needed to leave space for more coffee

drinking.

The coffee cost $3.50 leaving me with $16.50.

how many coffees can you buy with $20

hi. following this post there will be a repost from my other blog. it’s cafe mission related so it’s ok. i promise you’ll like it.