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The Most Annoyingly Hipster Things to Come out of Melbourne

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Updated: 28 June 2017
Melbourne is a hipster city packed full of kombucha drinking, moustache twirling, Wes Anderson fans, but it seems Melbourne’s hipster status comes down to more than the inhabitants of Fitzroy. From avolattes to five dollar spoonfuls of Nutella, these are the most annoying hipster things in Melbourne.

Deconstructed Coffee

The reason people go to cafes and restaurants is to have someone else cook, but one Melbourne café is leaving the hard work up to you and serving coffee that you have to assemble yourself. The deconstructed long macchiato at The Kitchen in Weylandts is served with milk, water and espresso in three separate beakers. Next we’ll have to harvest our own beans.

$5 Nutella Spoon

Pop-up café Spoonsful of Sugar made headlines after photos of their $5 Nutella spoons went viral. Their ‘Naughty Nutella’ dessert consisted of a teaspoon of Nutella sprinkled with hazelnuts. In comparison, a kilo of Nutella costs roughly ten dollars. Other flavours include ‘Blissful Banoffee’, ‘Bold Butterscotch’, ‘Playful PB & J’ and ‘Sinful Salted Caramello.’

Dumpster Park

In 2015, social enterprise CoDesign Studio upcycled a rubbish skip into a park decked out with AstroTurf, milk crates, wooden stumps, cushions and festive garlands. Located on Easey Street in Collingwood, the skip was converted with the intention of creating a community space for eating and socialising, and costs thousands of dollars less to set up than a tradition park.

Jafflechute

Taking inspiration from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Jafflechutes are Melbourne’s first float down eatery where toasties attached to parachutes float from the sky and into the hands of Melbournians. Once you’ve placed your order via PayPal, you will be designated a mystery drop-off zone where your lunch will fall from the heavens, and by that we mean thrown off a balcony.

Courtesy of Jafflechute
Courtesy of Jafflechute

Avolatte

Poking fun at Melbourne millennials who love nothing more than avocado on toast and coffee, Truman Café in Albert Park decided to merge the two, creating a viral sensation. The avolatte is a latte poured into a scooped out avocado shell and although it was intended as a joke, hipsters have since requested the order.

Combing two of Melbourne's obsessions – lattes and avo 😂

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