The street art isn't the only reason I found Melbourne such a great city. The main reason why I liked it there so much is because it felt so easily livable to me. It is filled with nice and cozy neighborhoods - my favorite being Fitzroy - with even cozier restaurants and cafes. By the time I get back home, you can probably roll me off the airplane, but it's hard to resist all the temptation here. Every day starts with coffee in a different place, preferably followed by lunch in a place that serves breakfast all day long- my absolute favorite - followed by some meandering through the city or relaxing on the beach in St. Kilda, ending the day with happy hour that lasts 3 hours long and hipster bars where you could be all night long. And wednesdays night are being spend in the Queen Victoria market (only open during summer), when the market hangar transforms into a place of live music, food and drinks of all kinds, little shops, desert stands, dance battle, a lot of people and an even greater atmosphere.This is my perfect idea of spending my summer days. Yes, Melbourne feels quite livable to me and I could definitely get used to this.
Some of my favorite places in Melbourne:
° Proud Mary in Collingwood - breakfast all day long!
° Brother Fox in Hawthorn - great for breakfast, lunch and dinner plus delicious coffee!
° Schnitz in Hawthorn - fast food but better, great fries, even better as hangover food.
° The bar of Hotel Urban in St. Kilda - Make sure you are here for happy hour(s) to enjoy $4 champagne!
° Alley Tunes in the alley leading to Glenferrie station in Hawthorn - records and coffee.
° Queen Vicotoria market - good for everything you're in the mood for.
° Victoria street in Richmond - cheap but good asian food.
° Almost every cafe, bar, restaurant in Fitzroy.