Melbourne CBD

It took me so long to finish my Aussie's post. Here is the last part of Aussie trip where we spent our last two days in Melbourne. :)

flying from Launceston to melbourne

We stayed at City Tempo Hotel which is very near to Victoria Market. 

As we strolled down the streets of Melbourne CBD, we saw Chokolait. It was just the right timing to get a cup of creamy, rich and warm chocolate for tea break.

By dinner time, we were at Elizabeth Street. We wanted to have something hot, so we ended up having dinner at Pho Flinders. It was not bad, but the pho which we had at second day was even better.

After dinner, we crossed Yarra River and had a relaxing walk at Southbank, enjoying the night breeze and taking some nice pictures.

Later on, we took the free city tram back to hotel. 

Left: Queen Victoria Market's direction signboard
Top right: Organic section at Queen Victoria Market
Middle right: American Doughnut Kitchen
Bottom right: Doughnut with jam filling 

We started the new morning with a visit to the Queen Victoria Market. This market is the major landmark for Melbourne and it has been in operation for more than a decade.

Top left and right: Boreks
Bottom left and right: Bratwurst shop

It was a pleasant surprise to find Invita at Queen Victoria Market. Everything is made with fresh, healthy and organic(if possible) ingredients. 

On the way back the hotel, we spotted Parisi foods where we bought many fresh nuts at reasonable price.

For lunch, we decided to explore Melbourne's Little Saigon for authentic Pho. We did not expect it was that far, but luckily Phin Zhe slept all the way in Ergobaby carrier. It really worth the walking as the pho was very good. I would recommend it!

Melbourne is famous for its coffee and cafe culture. Therefore a visit to Melbourne is not completed without visiting Degrave Street, Melbourne's coffee hub lane.

TOFWD, The organic food and wine deli was one of the shop at Degrave Street. We bought a brown rice sushi roll for Phin Zhe who just got up from his nap.

I offered two choices for dinner, an Italian restaurant at Lygon Street or a Chinese restaurant at Chinatown. The latter was picked. So we had dinner at Shanghai Street. Dinner was a bowl of szechuan spicy and sour soup, a plate of quarter chicken and a plate of dumplings.

City Tempo Hotel
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Pho Flinders
136 Elizabeth St, 
Melbourne VIC 3000, 

Queen Victoria Market
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Parisi Foods
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Pho Huang Voung 2
150 Victoria St, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia

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Shanghai Street
146 Little Bourke St,
Melbourne VIC 3000,