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Feddish Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

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by H. Clare Callow (subscribe)
A die-hard Melburnian who keeps being drawn away by luscious food and drinks. Be a pal and click the 'like' link below if you enjoy my article.
Published September 10th 2014
Settle in and relax in Federation Square
The Yarra flowed by at my feet. Behind me, a tree turned the sunlight into dappled patches of warmth that settled on my table. A padded cushion protected me from the chill of the marble seat and the coffee in front of me was good.

In a word: Feddish.

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Coffee by the riverside.

Feddish is nestled off to the side of Federation Square. It seems a little overwhelmed by the other eateries on the square, but in truth it has the best view of them all. The outside area provides a great viewpoint for watching the square, and inside has good views over the Yarra.

The section I was seated in gave me an uninterrupted view of our muddy river and the rowing sheds on the other bank. What I was really paying attention to, as always, was the state of the coffee. On ordering I had the usual pang I get at a new place – was it going to be drinkable? Would it satisfy my caffeine cravings, or just increase them?

I needn't have worried. My latte was more than drinkable. The waitresses knew how to let a person enjoy it as well, keeping well away until I clearly needed another drink.

I ventured an affogato but didn't explore the menu further. On a sunny day an espresso/icecream was sufficient. When I went in to pay I saw the display of one-person-sized cakes and was grateful I hadn't been tempted. Another time.

Feddish is a perfect place to sit and watch the city drift by. It's one of those places that fill up quickly on the weekend, so get in early or be prepared for a little wait. If you're travelling on a weekday, however, it's perfect for a nice relaxing afternoon.
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Why? A chilled-out afternoon drink
When: 11am-11pm all days
Phone: (03) 9654 5855
Where: Federation Square, Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: $5
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