Category: Coffee Time Chat

Coffee Culture in Melbourne: The Story Behind your Daily Fix. Image barista in coffee shop 2

Melbourne’s Coffee Culture: The Story Behind Your Daily Fix

It’s a well-known fact that Melburnians love their coffee.  According to Tourism Australia, Melbourne has “more than 2,000 cafes as well as some of the world’s best baristas”. As we pause to take a sip of our daily latte, let’s take a moment to think about the story behind Melbourne’s coffee culture. Popular thinking is that Melbourne’s loving relationship with coffee began after the Second World War with the arrival of Greek and Italian immigrants, but the story starts much earlier than that.  Coffee in modern-day Melbourne has become an urban art form but the love affair began in the...

Book cover. The Dry by Jane Harper. Book Corner. 0

Book Corner

The Dry by Jane Harper Reading has always been a huge part of my life and is a constant great support during challenging times.  I thought I’d regularly share my latest reads with you here.  Happy to be showcasing an Australian author this week with my little review of The Dry by Jane Harper. First of all, I have to hold my hands up, I haven’t yet seen the film, starring Eric Bana.  Does anyone else prefer to read the book first, or is that just me?  Feel free to leave your comments below.  For me, I love to build...

Instagram buttons 0

My Top 5 Instagram Accounts: Melbourne & Victoria

There are so many great things to do in Melbourne and ultimately you’ll also want to be venturing further out into the beautiful state of Victoria, but it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start.  Here is a handy, quick-start guide to my Top 5 Instagram accounts to inspire you to get out and about in Melbourne and Victoria. There’s nothing like some great visuals to flick through while you drink your coffee and start thinking about some wonderful days out. walking_perspective Absolutely stunning pictures taken by photographer Jim Zapsalis, on walks in and around Melbourne, portraying all seasons and...

Playlist on smartphone 2

My Top 10 Favourite Podcasts

Moving to a new country and settling in is a long and complicated process.  I’ve found that listening to podcasts can be really inspirational and have helped me through many tough days, especially during the long lockdown in Melbourne during 2020.  Whatever your interests, there are so many podcasts to choose from.  I’ve built up my library over the last 4 years but to give you a head-start, here are my Top 10 favourite podcasts: Mamamia Out Loud When I couldn’t get to the coffee shop during lockdown to meet and chat with friends, this was the next best thing. ...