Detour | Melbourne Day 1 Part 2

Wall Two 80 Coffee Shop in Balaclava Melbourne

After dropping Saskia off with her babysitter for the evening, we head over to a part of town called Balaclava (most ridiculous name ever!) for an afternoon pick-me-up at Wall Two 80 Cafe.

Wall Two 80, Melbourne

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A hole-in-the-wall coffee shop, selling very tasty cups of caffeine.

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It became clear that I had a lot of learning to do when it comes to coffee ordering in Melbourne.  The options go way beyond a latte or a flat white.  Anyone for a ‘Magic’? Whatever that is!

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I stuck with the safety of an almond milk latte on this occasion.

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Caffeine injected, we made our way towards the city centre.

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The city centre is full of good shopping and places to eat, it most definitely won’t disappoint!

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It’s also full of street art.  In the centre of Melbourne lies an area called Laneways, with the name saying it all, you will discover loads of lanes full of places to shop, drink & eat at, all surrounded by this amazing graffiti.

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Of course we needed a photo amongst the Laneways, and poor Dale had to take and retake photos until we were satisfied with the results.

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H&M has just opened in Melbourne (seen above) and was the most beautiful of all the stores I’ve visited around the world.  Worth a visit just to see the building.

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Dinner time approached and we made our way to Touche Hombre for our favourite cuisine.  Mexican.

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But what to choose!?

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Tortilla’s with guacamole and charred corn were a good place to start.

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Swiftly followed by taco’s with the most delicious toppings. Meatlovers, I recommend the Pork Taco, it was AMAZING!

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After dinner we wandered the streets some more, which were full of people dining al fresco in the late evening sunset.  We came across yet more street art, and snapped away with our cameras.

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ACDC Lane.  Does it get any cooler than that?

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We eventually made our way down to the river and walked along the banks, stopping to watch the various street performers.

Night fell and so did our eyelids.  A tram ride later we were home and ready for bed, in preparation of another day of exploring.  To Be Continued.

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