Frugal Foo

Foo Thinking Money"Money can't buy me love"... But everything else is in this blog.

"Grungy Chic" Alleyways in the Melbourne CBD


If you believe large shopping malls are soooo 1999, and you'd prefer to remain unseen and insulated from the orderly consumer culture of mainstream Melbourne, then this hodge-podge of lane-ways could be the place for you. Hence forth in this blog these lane-ways will be known as the “Grungy Chic Alleyways”. This is where you come to potter through unpretentious little booth sized boutiques, before perhaps stopping for a latte which you sip while sitting curbside on a timber crate outside a cafe with a European sounding name.

Aspiring to be at the opposite end of high fashion, these alleyways are in contradiction to the elegance of Melbourne city within which they are embedded. Within the boundaries of Bourke St and Flinders St to the north and south, and Elizabeth St and Swanston St to the east and west (see shaded area on map), the grungy chic alleyways are punctuated by gratify and other "street art" not often tolerated in an Australian central business district. Kept busy 7 days a week as locals traverse narrow path ways from Flinders St Station to the main shopping precinct, compact little cafes offer a range of great value breakfasts and lunches. Leave behind the fake posh accent from south of the Yarra and staff at these hole-in-the-wall businesses serve you with a smile even if you have a sensible haircut and did shower this week.

This list of my favourites for breakfast or lunch is under constant review.

B3 Café et Pâtisserie, Centre Place
Outright favourite of mine for lunch. Superb Baguettes for only $4. I could easily eat their Smoked Salmon Baguette for lunch every day of my life. Soup $4. Huge rice paper rolls $5. Why ever cut your own lunch?

Centro Espresso Café, Shop 2 Centre Place
Open 7 days Breakfast and lunch
Sandwiches from $4.50

Health Cosmos, Centre Place
"Lunch time special" on week days is a decent sized Ham, Salami or Salmon role for only $3.50.

Degraves Espresso, 23-25 Degraves StDegraves Espresso Cafe
Open 7 days Breakfast and lunch. Open for Dinner on Mon-Fri.
Wait to be seated, the staff are the ones wearing the most black. Arrive for breakfast before 8 am to claim prime people watching position behind the big frame glass windows looking out into Degraves St. Best value breakfast here is Crumpets or Toast with condiments for $4.50. Coffee is $3.40. Porridge is $7.50. Cooked breakfasts start at $9.50 for plain eggs on toast, up to $15.90 for Eggs Florentine. Degraves Espresso sets the tone for grunge chic in this area.

Café Aniamo, 36-38 Degraves St
Open 7 days all day except closed Sunday for dinner.
A tad less expensive than Degraves Espresso across the lane. Plain toast $4. Raisin Toast $4.20. Other hot breakfaCaffe e Torta Raisin Toaststs up to $15.

Caffe e Torta, 314 Little Collins St
Open 7 days for Breakfast and lunch.
Not especially cheap but a convenient launching place before setting out on a day of hard core shopping. Fruit toast is all of $6.90 but it’s a substantial serve of 3 slices which should provide sustenance without snacking at least until lunch time. When I requested only two pieces, they served two thicker cut slices for the same price. Toast or croissant with condiments $6.50. Coffee is $3.40. Tea $3.70. Add 10% on weekends and public holidays.

Related Melbourne Posts
DFO South Wharf
Where to Eat in Melbourne from under $30 per day
Melbourne's Food Court Underbelly

Click on the icons in the map for more detail.

View Grungy Chic Alleyways in a larger map

 
 
 
 

24 comments:

Wenhao Guo said...

ddd0928tiffany jewelry, http://www.tiffany-outlet.us.com/
futbol baratas, http://www.futbol-baratas.com/
ralph lauren, http://www.poloralphlaurenoutlet.it/
michael kors uk, http://www.michaelkorsoutlet.org.uk/
nike air max, http://www.airmax90.us.com/
true religion jeans,cheap true religion jeans,true religion jeans wholesale,true religion outlet,true religion sale,true religion outlet online
michael kors outlet store, http://www.michaelkors-outlets.us.com/
mcm outlet,mcm handbags,mcm bags,mcm backpack
nike free run, http://www.nikefree5.us/
nike air max,nike roshe,nike huarache
cheap oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglassescanada.com/
kobe bryant store, http://www.kobebryantshoes.in.net/
boston celtics, http://www.celticsjersey.com/
ferragamo outlet,ferragamo shoes,ferragamo,salvatore ferragamo,ferragamo belts,ferragamo belt
football shirts uk,soccer jerseys uk,cheap soccer jerseys uk
new york jets, http://www.newyorkjetsjersey.us/
gucci handbags, http://www.guccihandbags-outlet.co.uk/
replica watches, http://www.replicawatchesforsale.us.com/
atlanta falcons, http://www.atlantafalconsjersey.us/
mbt sneakers, http://www.mbtshoesoutlet.us.com/

28 September 2015 at 16:18

Wenhao Guo said...

chyeng1006
michael kors factory outlet, http://www.michaelkorsfactoryoutlet.us.org/
michael kors outlet, http://michaelkors.outletonlinestores.us.com/
ralph lauren uk, http://www.ralphlaurenoutletuk.org.uk/
true religion jeans, http://www.truereligionjeansoutlet.com/
louis vuitton, http://www.borselouisvuittonoutlet.it/
thomas sabo uk, http://www.thomassabos.co.uk/
soccer jerseys, http://www.soccerjerseys.us.com/
cheap mlb jerseys, http://www.cheapmlbjerseys.us.com/
michael kors handbags, http://www.michaelkorshandbagsoutletstore.us.com/
michael kors outlet, http://www.michaelkorsoutlet.org.uk/
oakley outlet, http://www.oakleyoutlet.in.net/
cheap nfl jerseys, http://www.cheapnfljerseys.org/
adidas outlet store, http://www.adidasoutletstore.us.com/
louis vuitton outlet, http://www.louisvuittonoutlet.in.net/
toms shoes, http://www.toms.us.com/
ray ban sunglasses, http://www.raybansunglass.us.com/
ugg boots, http://www.uggbootsclearance.in.net/
rolex watches, http://www.rolexwatches.in.net/
chanel handbags, http://www.chanelhandbagsoutlet.eu.com/
oakley, http://www.occhialioakleyoutlets.it/
nike trainers, http://www.niketrainers.me.uk/
kobe bryant shoes, http://www.kobebryantshoes.in.net/
michael kors outlet, http://www.michaelkorsusa.us/
coach outlet online, http://www.coachoutletonline.in.net/

6 October 2015 at 12:39

eric yao said...

Coach Outlet http://www.coachoutletfactory-stores.us.com

North Face Outlet http://www.northface-outlets.com.co

Kate Spade Outlet http://www.katespadefactoryoutlet.in.net

ED Hardy Outlet http://www.edhardypopsale.com

Coach Outlet Store Online http://www.coachstoreonline.in.net

Kate Spade Outlet http://www.katespadeoutletstore.in.net

Cheap Jordans http://www.cheapjordansretro.us.com

Michael Kors Outlet Store http://www.michaelkorsoutletsstores.us.com

Coach Purses http://www.coachpurses.eu.com

Coach Outlet http://www.coachoutlet2016.us.com

Tory Burch Shoes http://www.toryburch-outlet.us.org

Longchamp Outlet http://www.longchampoutlet.in.net

Michael Kors Handbags http://www.innnov8.com

Coach Outlet http://www.innnovate.com

Red Bottom Shoes http://www.redbottomshoes.us.org

Moncler Jackets http://www.monclerdownjackets.us.com

North Face Outlet http://www.northfacestoreoutlet.in.net

Kate Spade Outlet http://www.katespadeoutletstore.us.com

Moncler Outlet http://www.moncleroutletonline.in.net

Coach Factory http://www.maganates.com

Coach Factory Outlet http://www.coachfactorysoutlet.in.net

Kate Spade Outlet http://www.katesapdeoutlet.us.org

Ray Ban Outlet http://www.raybanoutletstore.in.net

Christian Louboutin Shoes http://www.christianlouboutinshoes2016.in.net

North Face Outlet http://www.northfaceoutlets.us.org

Coach Factory Outlet http://www.coachoutletstore.name

Kate Spade Outlet http://www.katespadeoutletonline.name

Coach Outlet http://www.coach-outlets.us.org

Nike Roshe Run http://www.tanie-nikerosherun.pl

Buty Nike Air Max http://www.airmaxsprzedazdla.pl

Nike Air Max http://www.nikeairmax.us.org

Red Bottom Shoes http://www.redbottomshoe.in.net

Christian Louboutin Outlet http://www.christianlouboutinoutlet.us.org

Balenciaga Handbags http://www.balenciagaoutlets.us.com

Balenciaga Handbags http://www.balenciaga-handbags.us.com

Kate Spade Outlet http://www.katespadefactoryoutlet.in.net

Toms Shoes http://www.tomshoesoutlet.us.com

Hermes Belt http://www.hermes-belts.us.com

Prada Outlet http://www.pradafactoryoutlet.com

Louis Vuitton Outlet http://www.louisvuittonsoutlet.us.com

North Face Outlet Store http://www.northfaceoutletstore.in.net

North Face Jackets http://www.north-face.in.net

North Face http://www.north-faceoutlets.us.com

Louis Vuitton Outlet http://www.louisvuitton-outlets.us.org

Timberland Boots http://www.timberland-outlets.us.com

Cheap Timberland Boots http://www.timberlandoutlet.us.com

Tory Burch Outlet http://www.outlettoryburch.us.com

Michael Kors Outlet http://www.michaelkorsoutletusa.us.com

Ralph Lauren Outlet http://www.ralphlaurenstoreoutlet.us.com

Gucci Shoes http://www.guccifactoryoutlet.name

Gucci Outlet http://www.guccioutletco.us.com

North Face Jackets http://www.northfacefactoryoutlet.us.com

Prada Outlet http://www.pradaoutlets.in.net

Hollister Clothing http://www.hollister-clothing.us.com

Ferragamo Shoes http://www.ferragamoshoes.us.org

Tiffany Outlet http://www.tiffany-outlets.us.com

Tiffany Outlet http://www.tiffanyco-outlet.us.com

NFL Jerseys http://www.nfljerseys.name

Toms Outlet http://www.outlettoms.us.com

Cheap Jordans http://www.cheapjordans.eu.com

North Face Outlet http://www.thenorthfaceoutlet.us.org

Michael Kors Outlet http://www.michael-korsoutletstores.us.com

Prada Handbags http://www.pradaoutlet.us.org

Chan Luu Sale http://www.chanluu.us.com

Toms Outlet http://www.tomsoutletstores.us.com

Kate Spade Outlet http://www.katespadeoutletonline.us.org

Beats By Dr Dre http://www.beatsbydrdre.us.org

Coach Outlet http://www.coachstoreoutlet.us.org

Christian Louboutin Shoes http://www.christianlouboutinshoe.eu.com

Valentino Shoes http://www.valentinoshoes.eu.com

Michael Kors Outlet http://www.michaelkorsoutlet.us.org

Coach Factory Outlet http://www.coachfactoryoutlet.us.org

Coach Outlet Online http://www.coachoutletonlinestore.us.org

Coach Purses http://www.coachpurse.us.com

13 December 2016 at 16:10

Post a Comment