Fifteen years ago I traded a corporate career for life on the river. Close enough to Melbourne to get a quick City fix, plus a great community with excellent coffee and four healthy active boys to keep me entertained, I've never regretted the change.
Published January 27th 2014
Chic city fringe French food at Fleur
A great place for a relaxed breakfast on the way in to town
Located below the funky Art Series Blackman Hotel, Fleur is styled on a local French Patisserie. But you won't see any baking done here. The Depot De Pain, or 'Bread Stop' part of the name means that goods are prepared off-site, in this case at French Fantasies Boulangerie Patisserie and delivered fresh-baked as required.
Pick up fresh baked baguettes and a range of picnic supplies, including wine
Service is reasonably brisk, and a small a-l-carte menu of French cafe classics complements the vast array of cakes, pastries and boulangerie items that are displayed temptingly across the front of the central counter.