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Top 3 Instagram-worthy cafes around Melbourne

Trinity College Foundation Studies

Wed Jun 08 2016

raindrop cakes

STUDENTS love eating but they also love taking photos of their food too. Trinity Foundation Studies students Qiqi Chen, Yueyuan Wang and Sam Hamilton-Peach select their favorite three Instagram-worthy cafes.

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The raindrop cake has become a bit of a food trend here in Melbourne with Cafe Lafayette capitalising on this new and inventive food idea. | Photo: Qiqi Chen

These days, it’s simply not enough just to eat the food that’s presented in front of you. Students love to eat but they enjoy taking photos of their food just as much. Food brings everyone together, regardless where you are from and snaps of your food will no doubt make your friends and family either jealous of what you’re eating or give them ideas on where they should eat next (or take photos of!).

To help students find the best cafes and restaurants that offer the most Instagram-worthy photos of food, here are three places in Melbourne that will drive up your Instagram likes and probably net you a few new followers.

Cafe Lafayette
55 Beach St, Port Melbourne | Monday – Friday (7.30am – 3.30pm); Weekends (8.00am – 4.00pm)

Located in Port Melbourne, Cafe Lafayette is in a prime area alongside some of Melbourne’s beaches and seaside views. Delightful staff, easy access, gorgeous views and a warm organic atmosphere within the cafe are all pleasant features that give the site a nice and inviting feel.

But more importantly than that are its food and drinks are Instagram-worthy enough to share online. Be sure to try out their milkshakes which are eye-catching and gut-grumbling inducing. And also give their unique Raindrop Cake a go too (pictured above).

To see what you can expect from Cafe Lafayette, visit their Instagram page (@lafayettecafe).

Naughty Boy
499-501 Lygon St, Princes Hill | Monday – Friday (7.30am – 4.00pm); Weekend: (8.00am – 4.00pm)

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The three flavours of milkshakes that we heartily recommend at Naughty Boy. | Photo: Qiqi Chen

Located a mere hop, skip and a jump from the Richard St tram stop, Naughty Boy is bustling with people of all ages seeking that Sunday afternoon sugar rush. With graffiti adorning its brick walls, this cafe is known primarily for its eye-catching milkshakes which come in pretty much every type of flavour, colour and texture.

The three flavours of milkshakes that we recommend you to take photos of while you’re there are pavlova, salted caramel and chocolate & Nutella fudge.

To see what you can expect from Naughty Boy, visit their Instagram page (@naughtyboycafe).

Hash Specialty Coffee & Roaster
113 Hardware St, Melbourne | Monday – Friday (7.00am – 4.00pm) | Weekends (8.00am – 4.00pm)

hash hot chocolate

It might look odd but once you pour the hot chocolate into the foam (which is a lot like candy floss) the foam dissolves into the cup! | Photo: Qiqi Chen

Nestled within within the bustling CBD of Melbourne, Hash is a must for all in the city as it has both beautiful and tasty food and drinks. While it may be a bit on the expensive side, it’s worth going to just to get a taste of its delicious hot chocolate. Fortunately the drink tastes as good as it looks: the sight of its hot chocolate enveloping the fluff and dissolving at the slightest slash is a heartwarming sight.

A diverse and enthusiastic staff brings charm to the cafe which rubs off on customers. Slight twists on classic favourites such as the Beef Burger, which is here made up of slow roasted pulled beef, also add a unique flavour to Hash.

To see what you can expect from Hash Specialty Coffee & Roaster, visit their Instagram page (@hashspecialitycoffee).

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