There are two places I think you should go next time you are visiting Geneva. Like me, they are not fancy. So if you quickly skimmed the title of this post and thought it would be about Rolex watches and Mont Le Blanc luxury writing instruments the following will deeply disappoint you.
“Ugh, I can’t believe we HAVE to go to Europe” said no one, ever. People have definitely thought it though.
It’s so laughable, but that was the sentiment just before our direct, over-night flight from Nairobi to Zurich. We were heartbroken to leave Africa but just after touching down in Zurich we became two little emoticons with hearts for eyes and a smiles as long as fondue forks.
I got married.
It was incredible.
I will show you pictures soon.
I think you will love them, but! you have to tell me what you really think.
We absolutely adored every second of the day but we’re totally biased.
A total of 12 people (who will be referred to as “The Tourists”) came to Australia for the wedding and stayed for at least 2 weeks. The number 12 may seem small – “oh, so much closer to 1 than 100” – but it’s big. Huge! It means 3 cars for transportation, 1 extra large house for accommodation, a late departure from said XL house every morning, and a look of panic from every restaurant staff we walked up to.
Thankfully we found one cafe that kept it’s cool. Addict, in Fitzroy, became The Tourist’s go-to breakfast place. It’s no secret I love Addict – I’ve written about them before – but they deserve a huge round of applause and a million thank you’s for the way they hosted my family and friends during every visit. There were many.
Expectations were high since The Tourists had heard so much about “Australian breakfast” and Addict absolutely ripped those expectations to shreds (probably shreds of ham because, okay – have you tried the eggs benedict!!). There’s no better place for a combination of lovely staff, good looking AND delicious food, lively atmosphere, great coffee and a large communal table.
So thank you, Addict, for showing my group of tourists what Australian breakfast is about.*
Addict Food and Coffee
240-242 Johnston street Fitzroy VIC 3065
*And for your patience.
P.S. Can the Olive Bread special stay around for a very long time?
Here’s a list of Boston cafes and restaurants to help plan your next visit. Or maybe you’re there now. Fabulous!
I’ve had my eye on Lune Croissanterie for some time. The whole story is ridiculously romantic.
In my time stalking Hobart I realized there are two ways you can go about visiting – you can either make it a foodie trip or a sight seeing trip. We wanted a sight seeing trip that offered good food when we desperately needed it. It wasn’t the easiest task to find recommendations for food in Hobart so I thought this might help anyone planning a trip over there soon. OMG! You’re going this weekend? Excellent! Read below carefully.
Jackman + McRoss is, for the sake of making my point, the only breakfast place you need to know about in Hobart. It’s simplistic, minimal, welcoming, comfortable and also a bit fancy with it’s colonial feel, bentwood chairs and copper fixtures.
Let me get straight to it – on Saturday morning we woke up early to get breakfast out of the way since we had a busy day of being tourists. The plan was to get in and out, food for the sake of energy.
We stayed almost an hour.
I ordered (MY NEW MOST FAVORITE PLATE) scrambled eggs wrapped in salmon on danish pastry, a chocolate croissant, two coffees and it all came out to $23. Can you believe that, Melbourne/Sydney?
But seriously – if I could have any cafe as my next door neighbor, Jackman + McRoss would be it. They sell incredible, fresh bread, made in house, their pastry shelves would make a coeliac risk it all, and the breakfast… well, it was just about the best. It was one of those plates you can’t really stop talking about as you eat it. You rave and rant to your friend about it as she does the same to you regarding her eggs benedict. You move on to compliment the lovely waiter about how delicious the food he brought out was, then the lovely lady at the baked good counter who’s wrapping up your chocolate croissant, and the barista making your take away coffee. You also let the people in line know how lucky they are and that you hope they appreciate it. Or else.
You, of course, go back first thing the next day and order the most unbelievable ham and cheese croissant and yet another chocolate croissant on the side. This leads to a formal complaint also known as a “Restraining Order”* waiting for you at your hostel. How embarrassing!
* Just kidding. I swear.
Jackman + McRoss
57-59 Hampden Rd Hobart, Tasmania 7004