"And more places to wine and dine than you can shake a bag of espresso beans that when the summer sun shines in the Victorian capital as about two in the southern hemisphere you hard pressed to find a more pleasant place to spend a day that import Melvin but it wasn't always this way in the early days port. Melbourne had a bit of a reputation for being crime riddled working class industrial outpost of the city still bill was the backdrop for some pretty important moments in Melbourne's history while for example in the nineteen fifties. The suburb was the first taste of Australia for many postwar European gene immigrants who ships docked there at station pier many came from Italy and Greece and opted to live and work in the affordable area finding employment and factories and setting up small businesses of there aren't but while Port Melbourne's diminishing importance as an industrial hub and gentrification have really changed change the demographic this neighborhood history is everywhere including in its food case in point is the terrific European cafe culture. I'd recommend Starting Day Import Melvin at Bell Cozy a family run cafe. That's perched right opposite. The beach break you fast the right way with a still warm slice of banana bread or perhaps a more decadent breakfast a French toast or eggs benedict. All best enjoyed ALFRESCO watching the boats on the bay but if a big meal isn't your calling grabbing Espresso perhaps that Melbourne classic the Flat White Cross the road and deputize into the bay which on a calm day can be still an asleep as Amirah walking along the beach all the footpath. If you prefer you'll soon hit bay street. Which is the main commercial thoroughfare import Melvin now in the morning French bakery was a is always a hub of action and it's little wonder it's regularly really voted amongst the best bakeries Melvin consistently serving out fresh bread baguettes and delicate pastries but port Melbourne is notable sweet some in decadence in fact it has a serious addiction to healthy living? Sorry come lunchtime. Why not explore some of the trendy cafes that keep this suburbs active wear wearing gym yoga going populace well-fed? I recommend handsome it situated on a picturesque Corner Block on Bay Street here you can dig into the Pan said salmon with wild rice green beans fennel and sweet potato chips or inside smoothie or birth if you prefer if it's to packed don't fret fresh juices smoothies protein pancakes and smashed avocado ties to flying out the doors at other establishments such as Cram rock paper scissors and Balderdash just to name a few as the evening approaches after you've spent the day exploring the shop so perhaps spent the day lounging on the sand. It's now time to stop thinking about dinner. Why not head to one port. Melbourne's many historic pubs indeed the area is harm to an immense concentration of them. They flourished here back in the day. When the area was primarily serving dockworkers now while you're spoilt for choice I recommend heading to the Exchange Hotel built built in the eighteen fifties. It's one of Melbourne's oldest hotels and it's finally one hundred meters from the beach head in and be impressed by their menu which office seafood food dishes like beer barrel Monday King Prawns and steaming bowls of Port Phillip Muscles of course the classic Sunday Roast is also an option but this place is is the quintessential Australian seaside pub as the sun sets do yourself a favor and walk to the art Deco Pierre Hotel. It's situated just a two minute walk from the exchange and it overlooks port Melbourne beach he you can grab a glass of local Yarra valley wine or a beer at the bar and watch the sunset over over the bay in this part of the world the sunsets often fiery and dramatic sky ablaze with Red Yellow and oranges turn your head away from the H. and in my Melvin Skyline which is unmissable at the other end of Bay Street and as the night draws to an end. Perhaps it's just ramping up have interest. You're in the southern hemisphere it. Some of the days are endless the water's warm and as like this one well they can be repeated for many months yet for Monaco. I'm willing buffum. This has been number one hundred and fifty three or food neighborhoods thanks to wheel for today's tour around. Pause Milburn four more food and drinks story students to the menu every Friday at twenty hundred London time. I am Marcus Hippie. Thanks for listening bye for now."