Coffee…

I spent the weekend in Sydney, my first time in the city. It was interesting to note the difference between Melbourne and Sydney, it almost seems like the difference between the West Coast and East Coast of the US. Melbourne seems more New York like and in a rush, with a myriad of things going on, compared to the laid back attitude of Sydney. That may be down to the amount of coffee consumed in Melbourne! I have tried to check out some of the coffee shops here and have been suitably impressed. I’m not an expert, but you can definitely taste the difference from your average Starbucks. Yesterday I managed to get a chance to pop into KnockBox, just off Hardware Lane, which always seems crammed full of people. The hot chocolate is unbelievable; thick and sweet as hell. If you do like your chocolate, you could do yourself a favour and find Movida on Hosier Lane, a tapas joint off Federation Square, which provides “churros”, a sort of elongated donut for dipping in thick hot chocolate, great on a winter’s day. Speaking of donuts, I managed to sneak some Krispy Kremes in while I was in Sydney…ice glazed addiction!

2 Comments so far

  1. Larina (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2005 @ 4:13 am

    Very interesting that you relate Melbourne to New York in a Melbourne/Sydney comparison – I’ve always seen Sydney as being more New York, and Melbourne more London. I see the chaos and rush as more of a Sydney characteristic, along with some form of dominance and self-importance, while Melbourne seems not exactly quietier, but somehow quieter in its chaos, quietier about its strengths, and more friendly and cultured.

    Admittedly, I haven’t been to Sydney in close to five years. Hoping to visit next month, so I guess I’ll see how it’s changed. Also looking forward to satisfying the Krispy Kreme addiction incidently. ;)


  2. Ed (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2005 @ 7:25 am

    Since my last trip, I always associate Sydney to Krispy Kreme… and the subsequent stomach ache.



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