Bean a bit busy
Today I made the trek into the city to meet up with the beautiful Fabia. We’re coordinating the fashion show and other fashion related events for the Fair@Square festival in December and needed to start talking about how on earth we are going to approach this mammoth task … so for such a strenuous activity involving actual thinking, sustenance was vital. We chose to eat at a new cafe on Bourke Street, near Southern Cross station, called Kinfolk. It opened at the end of May but is already very popular if the lunch time crowd was any indication. I wanted to check it out because it donates all its profits to four different charities, which are voted for by the customers using a coffee bean at the end of the meal. Of course as the money goes to such great causes (kids in need in Ghana, for example), I felt no guilt at all in ordering a delicious lamington to enjoy after a yummy lunch of smoked eggplant, goat cheese and beetroot open sandwich. Why can’t all cafes do this, I’m sure people would order cake a lot more often!?
The interior is gorgeous with birds as a theme, so I took quite a few pics… enjoy here, or check it out for yourself if you’re in Melbourne!
After lunch I helped my sewing student finish a jacket, in between gossiping and explaining the difference between a possum and a wombat (we have possums in our roof at the moment and that’s bad enough, seriously, you would NOT want wombats in your roof!!)
I also ate out for dinner (once I’ve made the trek into the city I want to get my money’s worth!) but my camera doesn’t like night shots (it’s more of a grandma than me, even) so I didn’t get any record of my exploits at Mamasita, a newish Mexican place at the top end of Collins Street. It was yum, but I’m not into spicy food really, so to me Mexican means “mince meaty stuff coated in tasty cheese and mushy avocado” rather than “authentic and lovingly prepared cuisine that people in Mexico actually eat”, and that’s what my tummy had been preparing itself for… never mind, doesn‘t hurt to set your mouth on fire once in a while… I ordered the mint flan with caramel sauce for dessert as I had to cool myself down somehow, and that seemed the best way to do it! Hmm, I think a long swimming session might be in order tomorrow after today’s mass consumption!
Ooh damn, now i'm hungry again.
Ahhh…a cafe with bean counting conscience! Sounds great. That open sandwich looks delicious. alas that would bloat me faster than a jailbird with a blow-up doll. [what? never mind…]fair@square looks great! I think you should have a melbourne fashion bloggers fashion parade… you all model 3 set looks according to your style.
awww you're stunning and you are surely making my tummy grumble!! Heeheehee.The birds are so cute! And, yes, Mexico was exotic…but not in the way that Bali was. Bali was seriously untouched by modern civilization. Well, at least, in the villages far away from the city. I loved it:)Thank you always for your commentss!!!
hey LS! How fab is Kinfolk?! But I also like Mamasita as well. So good choices for the day even if you think the later wasn´t! Just wanted to say I luved Peppermint Issue 6 Miss Sew n Sew section. The Scarf and mitts are so so cool, especially with the sweater chosen. Just wish I could sew!!
There was a little coffee card with a similar 'voting' process @ Melbourne Uni.. Kerekere I think it was called. Awesome coffee and a really sweet concept I think… you voted with a card, not a coffee bean though 😉
Interesting, Jac, I never noticed it when I worked there last year! I love the concept and the food was delicious!Dusk… there will be a fashion blogging element to the parade but my lips are sealed at present!Oh and yes everyone go and buy Peppermint!!