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  1. Three-Cookies

    That place is creative with naming dishes. That jam roly poly is tempting, I would have been tempted to order too, though less tempted to blow sugar over the table.

  2. CheezyK

    Gah, deleted my first attempt at commenting because it was becoming redonkulously long and a little too ‘me, me, me’ ‘I, I, I’ for my liking (surely that’s what I have my own blog for! 🙂 ).
    Good on you for getting what you wanted for breakfast instead of what might be considered a ‘should have’ for breakfast.
    You certainly popped into Melbourne on the right few days – while there was actually sun, blue sky and warmth (you know, like there’s supposed to be in summer!).

  3. JohannaGGG

    I love the pic of the church but just can’t share your excitement about the Duchess of Spotswood. I liked it but the ploughman’s lunch was style over substance and it was too crowded for a little kiddie who just wanted to stretch her legs. Seems I should have just gone straight for dessert

  4. whisperinggums

    It all looks great … I can understand the fascination with that jam roll if it looked as good in reality as it does in the photo. How’s the camera going?

  5. Emma

    I would like to see Creamy on Adrian’s head too. Or anyone’s head. Or at a restaurant in the chair next to you, having a wee bowl of saucy meat for brekkie.

    How did they get those eggs so round?

  6. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    The rolly polly looks great, but those poached eggs would have won me over in a heartbeat. It is posts like this that also make me wonder what I’m missing out on by not liking coffee.

    The church sign is great.

  7. Lou

    Oh I miss the amazing Melbourne coffeeeeeee! So so good. Wow, haven’t heard of that place before… the meals look amazing 🙂

  8. Adrian (Food Rehab)

    aaaw, twas so cool to FINALLLLLLY meet you in person! Forget this commenting/twittering business, I want to meet the real you LOL

    Can’t believe how easily you and I sunburn. I think Canada may be the best place for us geisha’s. 😛

    Glad you enjoyed the mega kit kat and yes, I can confirm the presence of both Creamy and Cookie the next time you’re down.


    Sugar Twin

  9. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Nothing wrong with having dessert for breakfast. I think that’s the proper thing to do. What if something happens and you miss out on having dessert at the end of the day? See, it’s practical! 😛

  10. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    You definitely had the best breakfast 🙂 It can be hard to find ‘real’ jam sponge rolls these days, especially ones without cream, so I think your heart’s request was entirely justified!

    Also, Melbourne coffee is one of the things I most love about Melbourne. The taste, and the options, and the cafes in which it is served…and even though I concur on hanging the expense for such important matters as coffee, the fact that it is all of those things *and* cheaper than in Perth is like the icing sugar on your sponge roll.

  11. Lauren

    Surely you sang the hit by T-ARA as you were eating?

    Lemme at that Prince of Wales. Mmmm.

  12. Ashley

    Aww, love the group photo at the end! What a lovely meal you guys had, been dying to go to Duchess but it’s so far away! And indeed the heart wants, what the heart wants, mine made me indulge in hot chocolate followed by salty chips from the hot dog stand. Mmhmm.

  13. Kath Lockett

    Like you, I’m a chocolate addict (and sugar in general) but don’t take it in my coffee. Not sure why.

    ….and I *love* the t-shirt on the cute guy on the left!

  14. Catherine McLean

    Aargh! You were in Melbourne and I somehow missed this? Rats!!

    I hope you had a wonderful time here, regardless.

    Much love,


  15. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Trust you to go for cake when everyone else is going for the hearty savoury options! That jammy roly-poly does look lovely though.

  16. juniakk @ mis pensamientos

    the heart wants what the heart wants…. so true. no wonder i give into my cravings. lol.

  17. Winston

    Awww, what a great group photo! Love this, you guys! I’m glad to hear your love of food (and forgive for saying, loveable wackiness) brought all of you together! I guess that it’s one of those times that good company always, always supersedes good food, doesn’t it? That’s always been my food philosophy anyway, as much as I love to eat. Nothing beats being around the jolly ole company of dear friends. Looking forward to reading the rest of your Melb posts, woo-hoo! =D

  18. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    I love roly poly’s! They’re just so darn hard to make. I never know their proper name but that pretty much sums it up 🙂
    Sounds like you’re having a ball!

  19. Fatbooo

    Three sugars in his coffees!!! We well and truly can call him te Candyman, after the house blend beans they use at the Duchess. Hope you enjoyed your brunch there, certainly sounded very exciting, with sugar flying everywhere. 😉

  20. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    ROLY POLY! the salmon looks fab. hahaha “be nice, I blog” – awesome 🙂
    Heidi xo

  21. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Hahaha, sounds like two have found each other! 😛

  22. Alyse

    Oh this is making me hungry, and it’s my bedtime, not my breakfasttime! I think I would have fallen head over heels for the Prince of Wales. Anything with poached eggs reels me right in.

    That said, Roly Poly = best cake name. Ever.

  23. EatPlayShop

    Oh I love The Duchess and their cool (and smartly) named dishes. There’s nothing wrong with having dessert for breakfast! (who’s up for a chocolate crackle with a cuppa?) And I think Adrian’s T-shirt is hilarious. Must get one for one of my little kids to go out and eat with, would be funny don’t you think! 😛

  24. Caitlin @ Vegetarian in the City

    wow that salmon dish looks great. i would skip the eggs though! also the jam and bread looks yummy

  25. Louise

    I somehow can’t believe, but then find it totally plausible that you picked the jam roly poly over that luscious looking salmon dish. Another Melbourne cafe I don’t know…. (but then I rarely leave the city when I go).

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    What a fab trip! And AHEM Adrian??? What an awesome tee!!!

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