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When tastebuds travel

Pilgrims Vegetarian Cafe, Cronulla

On a sunny Saturday morning, prior to jumping the ferry to Bundeena, my friend Jules and I decided to first fuel up at Pigrims Vegetarian Cafe in Cronulla. With a second floor vantage over the park at South Cronulla, Pilgrims was all blue sky and coastal pines peeking in through the large windows lining the beach-facing walls of this bright cafe. With interiors of rustic wooden furniture, white and blue/grey walls and pops of colour from the likes of pot plants and  milkshake cups. All the surrounding large mugs of creamy caffeine had me ordering a soy latte, which was as satisfying as it sounds. Detoxing Jules got a green tea. I made a note to order one of the many juices next time, such as Bob’s Reef (carrot, orange, ginger), Black Rock (orange, apple, strawberry, banana), Green Island (grapefruit, apple, celery) or Bombie (carrot, apple, beetroot, celery, ginger) – all the tried-and-tested favourites with cool coastal names. If I was to come later in the day, however, I may reach for a sangria or …

Prahran + Windsor – Melbourne

Hop a tram and venture south-east of Melbourne city to the hipster neighbourhoods of Prahran and Windsor. When wandering along Chappel Street, you will discover a strip that is an infusion of gritty urbanism and gentrified sleek style. In Windsor, take a seat at the boho Borsch. Vodka and Tears for pierogies (which would be my last meal on earth), boutique vodkas (infused with honey, walnut, clove, jasmine and lilac, anyone?) or the beetroot broth of it’s namesake. Or sit in the sun (well, this is Melbourne, it could be any kind of weather) at the popular courtyard of Tusk Cafe Bar. If pure health is more your thing, then grab an acia bowl or green smoothie at Nutrition Bar, who also hold healthy workshops from time-to-time. For some very-Melbourne threads you should duck your face into Plane Clothes. Which brings us to Prahran, a suburb long explored for inner-city cool. To further the healthy standard set by Nutrition Bar, you could visit Paleo Den or The Collective yoga and pilates studio. Add to this …