Hotspots in Melbourne
I am back after taking a pretty long break from writing on this blog. The reason for this is that we have just been traveling and enjoying every single moment here in Australia. I will write an update on our journey as well but for now I am just going to share my favorite hotspots in Melbourne with you guys.
Five days in Melbourne
After returning our camper van in Cairns, David and I took a plane to Melbourne. From here we are going to continue our travels. We are staying in an Airbnb pretty far away from the city centre but with an excellent connection by bus and train. We stayed in Melbourne for five days and we filled it with a lot of walking, shopping and of course: food and drinks. I am going to give you my favorites.
Hotspots in Melbourne: things to do
First I want to share some tips on what to do in Melbourne. We were here for five days and after living in a camper van for five weeks it was super strange to be back in a big city.
Before coming to Melbourne, we hadn’t heard the best things about Melbourne. Lots of people told us to skip it but we wanted to visit the second biggest city in Australia anyway. And we are very happy that we did because we actually loved it.
Our first day we decided to have a look at the famous street art in Melbourne. In the city centre you can find small lanes filled with street art. Even if you aren’t a fan of street art, it is still worth the look. We used a map that I found on this website. We especially loved the Harry Potter one…
Queen Victoria Market
The Queen Victoria Market is a huge and famous market in the centre of Melbourne. The Market is open every day of the week except Mondays and Wednesdays. On Wednesday evenings in the summer months, a night market which offers dining, bars, live entertainment and a variety of other stalls. You can buy souvenirs here, but also fruits and vegetables and pastries. Even if you don’t buy anything it is lovely to stroll around the stands.
Brighton Bathing Boxes
You probably recognize these colorful boxes from pictures. It is another famous tourist attraction that is located at a beach in the South of Melbourne. We took a tram and bus here and it was quite far away, but I think you should have seen it if you ever visit Melbourne.
Hotspots in Melbourne: food and drinks
Melbourne is known for its coffee culture. And if you know me you know I love a good coffee. We went to some amazing coffee cafes and I really wanted to share them with you. You can also find amazing vegan food in this city, but to be honest, we are on a budget so we tried to eat at our Airbnb as much as possible.
Brother Baba Budan
One of the most known coffee cafes in Melbourne is Brother Baba Budan. It is located at Little Bourke Street, where you can find lots of other cafes as well. We went here our first day and it is a super small but cosy cafe. There were a lot of people waiting for their coffee to go but we managed to find a seat. They don’t serve food but they do have some pastries, though I am not sure if they were vegan.
You can find Brother Baba Budan at 359 Little Bourke St, Melbourne
Located in the same street is Bon. A very bright cafe surrounded by windows and a cute terrace outside. We had just a coffee, but this place also offers some to go drinks, salads and sandwiches as well as some sweets. Including vegan options.
387 Little Bourke St, Melbourne
Haigh’s Chocolate can be found in a lot of cities in Australia, but it was our first time visiting it. I have a huge sweet tooth and chocolate is one of my absolute favorites. We went to two of their locations but the one at the Block Arcade is beautiful. The Block Arcade itself is also worth a visit by the way! It looks like you are back in time and I was overwhelmed by chocolate! We asked one of the staff members to help us out with vegan chocolate and she gave us some of her favorites. My advise: dark chocolate marzipan, dark chocolate passion fruit cream and dark chocolate coffee cream.
The Block Arcade 7, 8/282 Collins St, Melbourne
Don’t skip Melbourne!
Even though a lot of people told us that Melbourne wasn’t really worth the visit, we didn’t skip it. And we are very happy that we didn’t. Melbourne was definitely one of our favorite places so far. I hope that these hotspots in Melbourne will help you out.
I also made a video about our trip, so make sure to check that out on my YouTube channel as well.
Lots of love,