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Where To Eat | Orange Cafe, Chapel Street

On the weekend, I had quiet nights and lazy days which is exactly what I needed. The boyfriend on the other hand, worked both Saturday and Sunday. Since we were having an early night, we decided to go out for a nice dinner – something we haven’t done since October because of our very busy schedules. We thought we’d go somewhere nice and somewhere we haven’t been to before. Sooo tada! Ended up at Orange Cafe/Bar/Restaurant on Chapel Street. 

It is a little bit pricey but the food was definitely worth it. I actually wanted some sort of chicken dish and I hate it when the waitress comes up to you and you aren’t ready to order.. so then I hurry myself up and end up getting something I don’t exactly want. Happens all the time! My brain doesn’t seem to work well under pressure when it comes to what I want to order at a restaurant. 
I ended up getting the pork belly which was really really nice. The crackling was a bit stale but I worked my way around it. 
Pork Belly rolled w/ apple and cinnamon on rosemary roasted chat potatoes and apple and onion relish – $33
David ordered the steak which I did thank him for because the onion rings were really good. The steak had a faint taste of the grill with a hint of mustard on it. Which was weird because I never would have thought of putting mustard on my steak. That’s what I’ll be doing next time I cook steak at home. ๐Ÿ™‚
200g Sirloin Steak Frittes with compound herb butter, fries and smokey onion rings – $29
We also ordered a Pimm’s Jug and oh my god.. this changed my life. I’ve never had one before and it was so refreshing. It had ginger ale (not a fan but it tasted great in the punch), sliced oranges, lemon, and lime. 
Pimm’s Jug – $25
On the walk back to our car we decided to stop in a lollishop for dessert. ๐Ÿ™‚
I take u to da candy shop
Also came across Artists Lane which I’ve heard of before so when I saw it I got all excited to take some urban street art photos. To my surprise however, when we turned into the lane there was someone doing some photo shoots.. bending over.. in a g-string.. so I thought best not to take photos haha.

One thing I love about Melbourne is the multiculturalism and these little laneways. I don’t know if you guys have heard of Degraves Street? It’s located in Melbourne CBD, not far from Flinders Street Station, and it’s an alleyway that’s lined up with food stalls and restaurants. From italian food to waffles (ohh waffles!!), they’ve got it all and the best thing about it is that it’s affordable!

       Have you guys been to or have heard of these laneways? Do you know any other good ones? 
                                                   Let me know so I can pay them a visit!

   Mary xx

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