Annemarie Covers Melbourne

What’s the cheapest way to enjoy this city at night?

Walk along the Yarra River near the casino for a fire show at around 7pm and listen to the crazy good street musicians while you gaze out on the neon lights dancing in the water. Soaking up the general happiness and watching people dine in fancy restaurants while sitting on the grass underneath a tree is a nice upgrade on people watching.

What’s your favorite restaurant here? What’s so special about it?

The Pancake Parlour. It has menus all day long, from breakfast over lunch to tea and dinner. You can have pancakes in all different kinds of ways and even though one basic serving consists of two pancakes, they will surely fill you up. I tried both sweet (cream, butter) and savoury (chicken parmigiana) and was delighted every time. Watch out for the coupons 2 for one and you can share the meal with a friend for half the price. It’s so worth it.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a warm Sunday morning in this city?

Head into the city centre and soak up the sunshine between the radiating glass buildings. Head over to St Kilda to chill out at the beach or stroll along the pier.

What were some of the hidden gems in that city? Why?

There are many famous graffiti lanes, but my favourite spot were the little side streets near Brunswick streets. So many talented artists have out their street art out there and I love it!

Anything else you want to add?

My best Melbourne secret is to visit Eurek Skydeck just a little before sunset and stay until dark. This way you get the best of everything: day, sunset and night. Each phase has its own kind of unmissable beauty. Save your money and don’t do the edge experience and make sure to grab a discount from the city brochure (10%) or jetstar inflight magazine (20%).

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