It is almost already 9 am when I finally get out of my room. All the coffee shops are luckily open by now. I am heading to the famous Patricia Coffee Shop, which is a mere 10 minutes walking distance from my hotel. I at first do not realise that I`m already standing right in front of the shop. The address points out to this alley full of lawyerly looking people and I assume that it is just a dedicated smoking spot of a law firm. It takes me a while to understand that all those lawyerly looking people are actually in line to get a coffee from Patricia! A line in front of a coffee shop? I am unfortunately not patient enough to wait in line for my morning coffee. I quickly check out the place, get slightly intimated by the seriousness of baristas and snap few quick shots. I start walking again looking for a less popular coffee shop until I see Little Avenue – which has the most amazing morning lighting. I sit at the bar, order a large cup of coffee and start observing the people of Melbourne in the morning. They look to be so relaxed – they do not seem to carry any of that anger and stress which is otherwise very common in big cities, especially in Istanbul.
It is now almost noon and I realise that I did not get any breakfast. It is a pretty usual behaviour for me when I get very excited during my travels. There is now a line in front of almost all lunch places as it is a lunch hour for the businesses around. It is almost 1.30 pm when I find a bar seat at Betty`s Burger, which also has delicious bunless burgers – highly recommended.
I spend the afternoon touring the north part of Melbourne, which also hosts some graffiti streets, even though not as big as the famous Hosier Lane. I also make another stop at my already favourite Melbourne building – the National Library of Victoria. I make it an early night as I am off to New Zealand early tomorrow and I hope to be back to this beautiful city sometime soon.