I have broken my diet, I had me a coffee at breakfast time today. I could not resist it. Having worked two morning shifts this weekend I need a pick-me-up today. I loved this image of a coffee, it looks too lovely to drink doesn't it? What art it is.
When I was in Sydney November last year, my friend's Stef and Chantelle took me to a cafe near St Vincent's Hopsital. They said it is THE BEST place for coffee, in Stef's words, "To die for". It was true! I had an affogato for the first time ever, in fact, we all did. They also had some lovely Biscotti aswell. I guess, it is part of what happens when you do go to Sydney, you become adventurous, it is so relaxing out in the cafe scene. Not to discount the many cafe's we have here in Melbourne, we have oh-so-many. I frequented many cafe's down Chapel Street when I was a graduate nurse. Cafe Sienna being my favourite haunt.
This weekend it will be our 11th wedding anniversary. Last year we went to Lygon Street and found a wonderful Italian Restaurant, "La Spaghetteria Ristorante"...ten points for guessing the interpretation of that into English...1000points for interpretation into Russian, LOL! We were walking along together and all the restaurants had their loudest, deepest voiced men out front coercing you to take a seat and try their cuisine. The gentleman out front of this restaurant was lovely. So we stayed on. We sat outside and experienced delights of their menu. This is a highly recommended place to dine.
By far, the place we love the bestest (my word, not in dictionary) is Pellegrini's. There, you see the man Sisto who is just part of the furniture there. He makes everyone who walks through the door feel like they are coming into his house and about to dine in his family kitchen. The ambiance is that good. The food is electrifying for the taste buds and the sounds of coffee machines and people talking excitedly sets the mood for a wonderful experience. If you are lucky enough you might get a seat in his kitchen area and get to watch the wonderful cooks creating their masterpieces.
We got engaged there and I had my hens night there. Then, each time I fell pregnant we went to share the great news with Sisto, he was so delighted. When friends visit we take them there too. Pity it is now just the Espresso bar, as until a few years ago there was the restaurant out back. Still, if you are ever coming to Melbourne, let me know, you will not be disappointed one bit.