The South Melbourne Market has been up graded over the years. I can still remember when it was the cramped and crowed market that I fell in love with years ago. Now there is more space and there seems to be more light. I’m not sure if this is true but I remember it being darker inside. The Food Court is crowded in the weekend but during the week there is plenty of room to move – even in the food area.
The up-grade has given us more places to grab a coffee and a snack but the place is noisy. It must be all that concrete. I like the noise and the feeling that it is ‘all happening here’ but I like to have my coffee in peace.
So when I finish shopping I head to Bunyip Cafe with a feeling of “Whew I’ve got everything, now I can relax”.
Bunyip is across the road from the market and is in a converted Victorian house. The covered veranda in the front is where I sit and if possible I grab a seat along the bench so I can gaze out and watch the activity in the market.
I like the inside too. There’s a 1960’s flavour to the decoration and I love the booths to sit in. But I am usually by myself so I prefer outside.
Bunyip is one of the few places that I know of that has savoury muffins.
Is a savoury muffin healthier? Is there less sugar? Less fat? More goodness? Healthier? I answer yes to all those questions because I really like them. As I bite into one I tell myself that I am getting more vitamins and minerals from the vegetables. It would be interesting to have that confirmed.
Bunyip’s muffins are delicious.
Their coffee (Cottle Coffee) is good and there are newspapers. They serve breakfast all day. I find stopping off there is a good way to spend some time and get up the energy to go home and cope with unpacking and putting everything away.
Bunyip sponsors suspended coffee – that is you buy two cups and one goes to someone who needs it. Read about the idea behind suspended coffee.
They have a Facebook page