The weekend

Waaaay back in May I was given a voucher for a night’s stay at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne. This weekend the BF and I finally used it. We decided to make a day of it and headed in right on 2pm to check in.

I have been the Hyatt before for a function but had never stayed there, mainly because the rooms are CRAZY expensive.

We had a pretty killer view though…IMG_0494

After checking out the room we were off. The BF does a lot of work in the city and there was a place just a stones throw away- we could see it from our room- he wanted to try.Bowery to Williamsburg

Bowery to Williamsburg is a gorgeous little cafe. You can get sub and bagels and it all smells incredible. I am sucker for a good bagel. When we visited New York I think I ate one everyday. So naturally I ordered a bagel and schmear. Now, as Australians we don’t tend to understand the variety of bagel and schmear that is obviously available in the US. So I had to choose my bagel- seeded- and my schmear- scallion. There were so many to choose from, but I was happy with mine decision.IMG_0496

Next up we were off to the cinema to see American Hustle, it was great, if you’re thinking about going, do it, you won’t regret it. Naturally I had to get popcorn.popcorn

Dinner was at a fancy pants restaurant, so fancy I was not about to take photos of our dinner… no matter how much I wanted to.

We relaxed in the room and fell asleep on the huge bed. The beds are the best bit about hotel rooms in my opinion.

Well… the beds and the buffet breakfast! I find myself a little intimidated by a buffet. There is too much all happening at once. Too many options that I want on my plate. Bacon, sausage, mushroom and hash hit my plate first, followed by waffles with Nutella and strawberries. All inhaled while reading the paper and washed down with english breakfast tea.

After breakfast we went for a wander and ended up on Hosier Lane, which for those not from Melbourne is known for its street art.IMG_0498 IMG_0502 IMG_0499 IMG_0500 IMG_0501 IMG_0505 IMG_0506 IMG_0504 IMG_0507

We were thirsty after all the walking… IMG_0488

So headed back to Bowery to Williamsburg for a hot chocolate and a chai.IMG_0509

Well, I was going to get a chai… until the waitress mentioned a peanut butter hot chocolate. Yep, no chai. Peanut butter hot chocolate it is. IMG_0511

So good. IMG_0510

Not a bad weekend if I do say so myself.

What did you do with your weekend?

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In my area there are more cafes than you can poke a stick at. From my front door I can walk to three in less time than it will take for me to wait for the coffee or chai once I am there. You could probably go out to breakfast everyday for a month and not have to go to the same place twice. Melbourne is a cafe town. Having said that, every Saturday morning the BF and I find ourselves sitting in the same establishment- we are creatures of habit if nothing else.

We’ve tried others, ventured into Degraves, South of the river and elsewhere in search of poached eggs and soy chais. But whenever we have strayed from this humble little cafe we find ourselves disappointed. So every week we return. And every week we are rewarded with a delicious breakfast that will keep you going well into the afternoon. Perfect poached eggs with bacon and a hashbrown for him. Huevos racheros for me.

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So. Freakin’. Good. That’s all.

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