Melbourne: Top Paddock & 400 Gradi

This would be the last installment of our Melbourne trip. I miss Australia! sad The hubby and I plan to visit Australia again next year with his friends, hopefully the planning goes well! bigsmile

Melbourne is well known for their cafe culture and I did a brief research on the popular restaurants I could find there.

Top Paddock

One of the cafes I had shortlisted due to its high rating on Urbanspoon, I’m glad we had our brunch there! There was a queue when we arrived and we waited for about 10 minutes before our names were called.

The interior of the cafe has a scandi-industrial look. Though noisy with lots of chitchatting, I realized that Australians do not use their mobile phones during meals as much as Singaporeans, not complaining though! smile


The coffee is fantastic here, rich, aromatic and full of flavor. No doubt Melbourne is the city of coffee heaven! smile


Sandwiched between buttered buns and topped with slices of avocado and greens, the pulled pork was tender, juicy and flavorful. This could probably be one of the most delicious pulled pork burger! smile

Top Paddock
658 Church Street, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia
Tel: (61) 3 9429 4332
www.toppaddockcafe.com

400 Gradi

It was by pure luck when I found out that 400 Gradi serves the best margherita pizza in the world after competing in the World Pizza Championships. They won it by beating 600 entrants from 35 countries! surprised I knew we had to try it! There wasn’t any queue when we were there, I guess we were lucky!

It was full house in the restaurant but we were seated fairly quickly, right at the bar counter!

Hot guys making our pizza and drinks, what’s there to complain about haha! tongue


The pizza arrived in about 15 minutes, pipping hot and with lots of cheese! All a margherita pizza had was the sauce, mozzarella and basil leaves, without being too fancy. The crust was crisp with a wonderful smoky flavor, the sauce was full of flavor and the mozzarella cheese oozes in every bite. I will never look at pizzas in the same way ever again.

400 Gradi
99 Lygon Street, East Brunswick VIC 3057, Australia
Tel: (61) 3 9380 2320
www.400gradi.com.au

Pure random, acting hipster at the station haha! tongue

Good food, happy tummy, happy us! bigsmile Till our next trip! tongue

Check out my other posts on Melbourne:
heart Melbourne: Road Trip along Great Ocean Road
heart Melbourne: Johanna River Farm and Cottages at Great Ocean Road
heart Melbourne: The Twelve Apostles at Great Ocean Road
heart Melbourne: Traveling to Melbourne City
heart Melbourne: Hopetoun Tea Rooms in The Block Arcade
heart Melbourne: Puffing Billy Steam Railway
heart Melbourne: Top Paddock and 400 Gradi
heart Melbourne: Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
heart Melbourne: Coldstream Brewery
heart Melbourne: Domaine Chandon & Sky High Mount Dandenong
heart Melbourne: Phillip Island – Koala Conservation Centre & Penguin Parade
heart Melbourne: Rosebud Pier & Mount Martha
heart Melbourne: Apollo Bay Bakery
heart Melbourne: Apollo Bay, Loch Ard Gorge & Twelve Apostles
heart Melbourne: Patricia Coffee Brewers
heart Melbourne: 5 Reasons to Visit South Melbourne Market
heart Melbourne: Adriano Zumbo Macarons
heart Melbourne: Beautiful Street Art at Hoiser Lane

Jacelyn

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