First event: Free coffee outside of State library (and I’m not kidding)
I rocked up to RMIT University today and someone outside of Melbourne Central promoted free coffee to everyone. These people were from my live tribe site and they wanted to promote their site. Their site is about saving a mates life on the road. Website: http://www.mylivetribe.com.au. By 10 am there was a queue of people at the coffee cart. Whilst I was waiting for my free( but good) coffee I managed to score a few pictures and freebies, such as a free slurpee voucher and a buy one get one free game at Strike.
2nd event- Lunch at Gridlock (or should I say 65 Degrees).
This place is a speciality coffee shop. Here they roast their own coffee beans where you can buy it on site. They are priced between $11-$25 per bag.
Here I had a $18.50 lunch combo where it consisted of a ristretto, pork belly baguette with shaved apple and rice salad. The rice salad was a bit meh, it looked more like fried rice. They could have used a few more fresh vegetables instead of frozen vegetables and no bacon.
The ristretto was a bit bitter, but I loved it. I think that the blend was strong and flavoursome. I’m not sure what they used but it did the trick. Now I wonder if there is any public cupping sessions so that I know which blend is which and which blend is mild or strong.
The baguette was delish!I have never tasted pork belly baguette before. It’s sort of like bhanh mi except it has the apple in it and the carrots are not vinegary. The bread was soft and not too chewy and the pork was nice, but a little bit hard at times. The salad and the apple gave it a nice tangy twist.
I’d love to come back and try their tiramisu as I heard it is good. I think that Miss Adriennely, Eat and be merry for tomorrow we diet, here’s the veg etc would probably like it. And to Here’s the veg there are several vegetarian dishes on offer there.
3) Sweet treats at Ganache.
Here I took some pretty good photos of the place and had a great time sampling their ice cream, mint chocolate, caramel chocolate and macaroon. Their macaroon is not the best but their chocolates and ice cream are to die for! They are much better than the ones at Max brenners and they altogether costed me $9.50. Not bad eh!
I joined their chocolate club for free and there is a 10% off takeaway hot drinks as well as a monthly special. There is a free birthday plaque for every big birthday cake you buy
They do also have chocolate making classes.
There is another branch at South Yarra.