Monday, July 25, 2011

Of coffee and cafes

Coffee machine image via heavenespresso.blogspot.com
We caught up with some friends of ours in our old 'hood over the weekend.  It always feels a little surreal returning to Brunswick and seeing what's changed and what's stayed the same.  We drove past our old house, community environment park CERES and one of the first hole in the wall cafes (which is now a Brunswick institution) called Ray's cafe with it's middle eastern inspired brekky and lunches.  So hip there's no sign, just a red awning, stencil art and wooden crate stools on the outside pavement along with the now ubiquitous front communal table inside.  It reminded me of when Mr Rosanna and I first started dating...

Speaking of cafes, there is an Italian coffee machine exhibition currently on at the Museo Italiano Cultural Centre in Faraday St, Carlton (opposite Brunetti's).  It's open Tues - Fri 10am - 5pm and on Saturdays from noon - 5 pm.  Entry is free.  I've told Mr R to go check it out when he finally does his coffee connoisseurs course at Lavazza.  I bought the Lavazza gift voucher along with some Laguiole cheese knives (which you can buy locally at Darriwill Farm in Ivanhoe) and dark chocolate from Koko Black last year as a Christmas present for Mr Rosanna.  Cool hey?

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