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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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.