- Fascinating new things continuously pop up in Melbourne, be it an art installation, a temporary dining spot like Greenhouse by Joost, tapas style eateries.. it seems almost every week there's another new cafe boasting of great coffee and brunch, or an opening of another fancy restaurant to further saturate Melbourne's dining scene.
Now and then, a gem comes along. This time it's La Petite Creperie, which has appeared in the form of an unassuming newspaper stand.
Inside the newspaper stand holds this adorable setup of a cashier and the tiniest one-man kitchen. It smells incredible - I love how it sends wafts of sugar, butter and flour down Swanston St! It's staffed by French staff with cute accents (who wish you bon appétit when they hand you your crepe) and brings a touch of Paris to Melbourne's streets. That's what I love about Melbourne - its quirky enough to have something like a little newspaper stand transformed into a crepe serving booth.
Choices of toppings are plentiful (and affordable. I almost got 2).
Halfway through gleefully gobbling down my scrumptious salted caramel crepe while skipping along the sidewalk (err tasty food makes me a bit delirious), I had started planning my next visit. Freshly made warm crepe with steaming yummy filling on a cold night = omgwow big win.
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 10pm
Friday: 8am - 11pm
Saturday: 10am - 11pm
Sunday: 10am - 10pm
- A lot of great bands play in Melbourne. Today, The Temper Trap performed the first of their 2 sold-out shows in their hometown. What a homecoming they received, after touring extensively overseas for almost 2 years!
- London's Burning
- Need Your Love
- Down River
- Love Lost
- Rabbit Hole
- This Isn't Happiness
- Trembling Hands
- Science of Fear
- Drum Song
- Soldier On
- I'm Gonna Wait
- Sweet Disposition
By the time they were halfway through their first song, it was easy to appreciate how Dougy's alluring voice launched this homegrown band into an international sensation. And as they eased into the second line of Love Lost, I was already bawling.
They also had a pineapple shaker which I found very cute! The band delivered old favourites from Conditions and a few new tracks from their recently launched self-titled second album...
...and at the end of the night, by the time they started playing the intro notes of Sweet Temptation, which was predictably left as the final song, the crowd seemed to explode with wild excitement. The extravagant, seizure-inducing theatrical lights, the booming chorus, choppy crowd and deafening sing-along was the perfect high-energy ending to a great show.