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Maxing it out at Max brenner

I was in a bit of a crepe mood yesterday and seeing that Max Brenner’s in QV was pretty full I thought I’d check this out.
I have been here a few times to try out their drinks and stuff and loved them, but yesterday didn’t feel like a drink.
This place is run by Chinese. It used to be run by the Aussies, but now things are different. The waitress didn’t smile so much and I noticed that the table next to me ordered a Suckao and she didn’t ask them if they knew how to drink it. Luckily they figured it out. She could have asked. The price a few years back used to be $11.50, but now it is $15.50. Why oh why so expensive?
The crepe was soggy due to the fact that they put so much chocolate and bananas in there. They could have put the chocolate on the side, rather than drizzle it on the plate. And then we can dip the crepe pieces in there and it would be less soggy.
I think that I’d only come back to try out the cookie that looked so appetizing and the drinks. The other desserts looked a bit sad, having got there at 4pm.

Max Brenner Chocolate Bar on Urbanspoon


Waffle On

This place is a little cheap eatery outside Flinders st station. I went there on a really hot day for ice cream and of course waffles.

It was 4pm by the time I arrived. Here it was not really busy but the service was really quick and the guy serving me was really lovely. You can see them making the waffles.
Their baguettes are $10 a piece and the waffles are priced anywhere between $4.50 and $7. I got the Canadian waffle for $6.50. Here it includes a scoop of ice cream on a freshly made waffle. These are nothing like the ones from Max brenners in the city. These ones are moist and doughy. Heavenly for a cheap price!
They also have some take home waffles 5 for $15. Next time I will come and try the baguettes.

Waffle On on Urbanspoon

coffee tasting sessions

These are free, fun and a good way to know lots more about good coffee. This is free for everyone.You get to taste them, sniff the beans and coffees and get a chance to mingle with people.
There are usually five or six different blends that you get to try by the different cafes and coffee houses. Each coffee house has their own times for the tastings. It is best to check with them as to which times.
They usually give you a sheet in which to write down the different flavours and textures of the coffees tried.

I did mine at Market lane coffee in Prahran. The guy was pretty friendly and he stuck around for a bit discussing coffee.

Market lane does not much else but coffee. However they do sell coffee beans and their special coffee tastings; 3 cups for 2 people for $12.

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These guys are actually quite serious about their coffees. I did have a chance one time to sample their food and loved their bread.

If ever you are around at Prahran Market this is the place to go for coffee.

Market Lane Coffee on Urbanspoon

designer clothes that you can rent

Here’s a website that lets you rent designer clothes for free

Oriental teahouse in Melbourne Central

This place in Melbourne Central just opened a few days ago, so in my lunch break I went to check out the place. This place not only sells dim sims and tea, they also sell tea leaves, tea bags, tea cups and other crockery. it has a bamboo courtyard, where people can sit and watch the world go by. Unfortunately there were not that many people when I arrived, but give it some time and there’ll be more people. I got to sample some teas and found them to be pretty watery and nothing like T2’s teas. I have yet to try the dim sum but I saw that they are pretty expensive ($6-$17 per basket, depending on what you order).
The manager there was pretty friendly. I would go back there just to try their food with a friend.

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