Sweet Taste of Melbourne

On Sunday, my boyfriend JJ and I enjoyed all the sweetest bits of our home city, Melbourne. Melbourne is a modern city, filled to the brim with rich culture, events, food, music, and art! We wandered around Melbourne’s shopping centres, down Swanston Street, passed iconic architecture such as Flinders Street Station, public art spaces such as Federation Square and the Australian Cinema for Moving Images (ACMI), through beautiful period style arcades, narrow alleyways bustling with cafes and live music, live performers and musicians busking to crowds, and stopped at places along the way to pick at delicious cakes, chocolates and desserts! We certainly weren’t short of things to do with Melbourne’s Spring Fashion Week hosting free fashion runways, makeovers and giveaways outside the Melbourne Town Hall, as well as the Korean Film Festival happening at the ACMI at Federation Square. I was also in the city to support my Golden Key friends who were organising a fundraising Amazing Race around Melbourne which has currently raised over $11,000 for the Lifeline Foundation with over 100 participants in the race! Even with all the things happening this weekend, JJ and I just relaxed and ate chocolate all afternoon! Haha! Note that all the dessert places we bought and ate chocolate at such as Haigh’s and Koko Black have a selection of about 70-80% of their chocolates and ice-cream that are Gluten Free. Check out some photos from our Sweet Sunday afternoon.

The High-Tea cakes at Hopetoun Tea Room in the Royal Arcade off Collins Street. They have Gluten Free pastries, cakes and sandwiches. I will have to book a table soon to try it out!

Strawberry Meringue Cakes!

Portuguese Tarts and a Mountain of Macaroons!

Macaroon Tower!

Haigh’s Chocolate Store in the Royal Arcade off Collins Street. It is an Australian chocolate maker and all chocolates come from Adelaide!

JJ and I buy our Gluten Free Chocolate Truffles from Haigh’s. Almost all of their chocolates and truffles are Gluten Free.

Melbourne Central Shopping Centre built under the historic Shot Tower (bullet manufacturer) in a giant glass cone.

Melbourne’s most iconic feature – Flinders Street Station.

The Korean Film Festival promoters at Federation Square!

Australian Cinema of Moving Images (ACMI) at Federation Square.

This Japanese country singer was AMAZING! Pretty incredible performer, like a 1 man band! He’s a pretty common performer outside the Bourke Street, Myer department store.

This guy was playing the accordion in an alleyway outside all the European coffee cafes. Such a lovely dining atmosphere!

She was a pretty impressive Hula-hooper on Swanston Street!

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