Believe it or not, our time in Australia is almost over (cue the tears)! It is actually so crazy that we are almost leaving — it feels like we just got here! But the Australia round up is for another post!
As I have explained many times in these Australia posts, I am staying about an hour and a half outside of Melbourne. Therefore, most of m,y days have been spent on the Peninsula. However, I have managed to do a few days trips up to the city in the past few weeks.
This really cool alleyway is called Dugraves St. There are all sorts of streets like this, called arcades, that have tiny shops all along it. We grabbed a coffee in one during our first Melbourne trip and it was super cool!
The last day that we visited Melbourne happened to be July 4th, so as a proud American I had to rep my patriotism with my red baseball hat.
So I must be honest…. one of the main reasons we visited Melbourne again on this day was to go to a Chocolate Brewhouse (yes you read that correctly) that my sister, Brooke, had told me about a few weeks ago. It is called Mork Chocolate Brewhouse and it is amazing.
These few pictures are memories from my snapchat story that day. As I said before, Trevor and I would ride the train from the peninsula up to Melbourne for the day, and we would get off at Flinders Station. Mork, coincidentally, is no where near this part of Melbourne so we had catch a few trams to get there. But it was worth it.
As you can tell from the picture above, there wait to get in was ridiculous! We probably sat outside for about 20 minutes, which isn’t bad, but it was a Tuesday afternoon.
While I had seen a video of this place online, I had no idea what to expect. In all honesty, this place is like a coffeeshop — but for chocolate. So there is no coffee, and only dozens of variations of hot chocolate. Seriously. From different mix-ins to different cocoa amounts, what these people do is an art.
Trevor and I, both a tad overwhelmed, both ordered the ‘Campfire’. I believe that the ‘Campfire’ is one of their bestsellers, because it is the drink I saw in the Facebook video and I saw so many other people drinking it inside.
Here is the step-by-step process of the Campfire hot chocolate. Please please, please look up a video of this online to get the full experience because pictures just do not do it justice.
So they give you a tray with an upside down cup full of smoke, a pitcher of amazing hot chocolate, a toasted marshmallow on a stick, and a little pile of charcoal sea salt. So you flip the cup and pour in your hot chocolate, which gives the hot chocolate a smoky kind of flavour. Then you sprinkle in the salt which plays up the sweet and salty combo. Then you stir with your marshmallow stick and enjoy! It was so good and so different than I expected. The hot chocolate was not very sweet at all, but super rich and smooth and so delicious. I know I am rambling about hot chocolate right now but it was an experience. I would definitely recommend visiting if you ever go to Melbourne.
After our chocolate experience, we went back towards the station and walked down towards an ice skating rink.
So…. naturally I had to buy the fairy floss. No, I am not 5 years old.
Life is short. So buy the $5 cotton candy and enjoy every bite.
So there is a little sneak peek into our Melbourne adventures.
Melbourne, I love you. I can’t wait to come and visit you again.
Until next time…