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Great Ocean Road with the family (Part 3)

The final part of our Great Ocean Road trip eventually led us to Melbourne.

Whilst in Melbourne, we visited a couple of places. Here’s some of them!

St Kilda jetty

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Yet another burger place

Just before Mum and I left Melbourne, we managed to squeeze in another place from my Melbourne list.


The mum was slowly taking a liking to small burger joints such as Huxtaburger. The place was packed when we got there, but everything moved quickly there, including the people, and we only had to wait 10 minutes for a seat.

The people behind the counter

Each burger had a name. Perhaps named after someone, perhaps not. I got a Huxtaburger and my mum got a Bill’s.
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Sit back and soak in the warmth

We heard of this cafe via Gram Magazine, if you’ve never heard of Gram Magazine, click here to visit their website.

Soaking in the sun

Bomb cafe was pretty full when we arrived, although the sun was out, the little garden space at the back was in the shade, so it was little too chilly to be sitting outside. So the staff suggested a place by their cosy fireplace (which had a low coffee table – difficult to eat from) where three other people were sitting with their coffees and magazines, and told us that they’d lookout for a table should one freed up at the front. We moved to another seat with a coffee table at the front (sunshine!), then moved again to a proper table which made eating much easier.
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Sushi in burger form

Sash gushed about this place for ages, and if she found out a friend’s going away to Melbourne for a short trip or something, she would without missing a beat, insist that the friend visits Sushi Burger.

The concept of using sushi rice for buns, making a ‘sushi burger’ isn’t a new concept to me. If you’re familiar with MOS Burger, they have a wide variety of rice burgers on their menu.

I visited Sushi Burger with my family while we were in Melbourne because I’ve heard Sash mention this place countless times.

My Sushi Burger

The sushi burgers come in little paper packages, they cost about 4 to 5 dollars each, and are rather small to make a complete meal. But then again, they were never meant to be a full main course. I ordered a raw salmon sushi burger and a softshell crab sushi burger. My mum and brother ordered a set meal of one sushi burger and a small bowl of ramen/udon each.

Inhaling their noodles

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Coffee for deadmen?

Mum and the brother came for a visit and we went on a road trip along the Great Ocean Road, arriving in Melbourne at the end. Whilst there, I jumped at the opportunity to cover some of the places in listed on the Melbourne list, that I didn’t get to go to the last time I was in Melbourne.

Deadmen’s Espresso

The menu

We had originally planned to pop into the South Melbourne market, because it looked interesting in a Melbourne tourism brochure. What the brochure failed to tell us was that it was only open on certain days. And the day we chose to visit it, happened to be one of the many days that it would be closed. Ugh. Melbourne tourism, FAIL. The opening days would probably one of the most important things to include in a tourism brochure apart from the address, no?
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It’s just us

Family portrait

Whilst in St Kilda, Melbourne.

To the palace!

This place wasn’t on our Melbourne List, but we were told it was good, so off we went!

At the palace

We ordered a banquet for 2, and an additional dish since we had three people.

Waiting for the food

And because I have a horrible memory, I remember that the banquet included 2 types of meat, a soup, rice and 2 desserts.
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