Melbourne, Australia

10 years later came my second visit to Australia and this time I’m seeing Melbourne for the first time!! Melbourne is ranked among the world’s most livable cities.. so it was time to check it out!

Melbourne Seasons

Basically the best seasons to visit weather wise is from October to April. I visited in August, it was cold but still amazing!


Hotels to consider:

  • QT Melbourne
  • Grand Hyatt Melbourne
  • Lyall Hotel & Spa
  • Coppersmith
  • Sofitel Melbourne
  • Crown Towers



To do in Melbourne:

  • The Queen Victoria Market (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
  • Puffing Billy Railway
  • National Gallery
  • National Library: State Library Victoria
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus
  • Checkout Graffiti Areas and streets such as: Hosier Lane Street Art, Duckboard Place, Union Lane, Blender Lane Street Art
  • Flinders Street Station
  • Chinatown (nothing too impressive, cute walk)
  • Eureka Skydeck
  • Checkout Fitzroy Area
  • Cycling in South Yarra
  • Yarra River – lookup river cruises


Restaurants in Checkout in Melbourne:

  • Chinchin (Thai), walk-in
  • Gazi (Greek & Delicious)
  • Sakè (Japanese)
  • Dinner by HB
  • Easey’s (burgers)
  • Movida (Spanish Tapas)
  • Culumus Inc (Recommended by friends, been told its been having some issues, please check before you go..)
  • Chez Dre
  • Brick Lane (Breakfast/Brunch)
  • The Little Mule (Breakfast/Brunch)
  • The Hardware Societe (Breakfast/Brunch)
  • Manchester Press (Breakfast/Brunch)
  • The Grain Store (Breakfast/Brunch)
  • don don
  • supernormal
  • bomba
  • vue de monde
  • No 35 at sofitel
  • abla’s
  • attica
  • auction rooms
  • St ali



  • Patricia
  • Seven Seeds
  • Middletown Cafe
  • Dukes Coffee Roasters
  • Little Rouge Coffee
  • Brother Baba Budan
  • Industry Beans
  • Sunny Boy Cafe


A funny yet embarrassing story happened during my visit to the cafe in the picture above (Seven Seeds), – btw they serve brunch too – is that both my friend and I assumed the other one had paid and we ended up leaving the place without paying! We only realized the fact that we haven’t paid the next day, on our way to the airport. We felt so bad, I ended up calling them many times until I reached them as there are more than one branch in Melbourne, explained the situation and if I could pay them somehow via transfer or give the taxi money to take it to them.. and they were just too sweet and kind and the guy on the phone said: “no worries, it happens!”. Which made me feel worse haha. If by any chance any one from Seven Seeds read this, we’re soooo sorry ♡ The coffee was excellent really!

If any of my readers end up going to the cafe, please have another coffee on my behalf just so I feel better? and tell them about this story!! haha Much love!


If you have the time and staying for a while.. don’t forget to checkout Areas around Melbourne ..

I had 2 nights in Melbourne, so I focused on seeing Melbourne itself. I’ve done and will do in the rest of the trip here in Australia many things, so Ive made a call to skip on the near must-check areas. That said, if you’re staying longer then you might as well see and explore:

  • Ocean Road
  • Philip Island
  • Sovereign Hill
  • St Kilda Marina & Beach
  • Brighton Beach
  • Ocean Road (3 hours away by car)


Websites I checkout before my visit:

  • www.broadsheet.com.au
  • thatsemelbourne.com.au
  • goodfood.com.au
  • thousands.com.au


Tours in Melbourne & Around:






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