I'm in Melbourne often enough - so why not write a bit about some places I've seen :)
Published November 10th 2016
Manakish on Sydney Road has it all - it's a cafe, it's a bakery, and it's a Lebanese restaurant. What's more, it does all of this with a super cool and chill vibe.
First of all, Sydney Road is one of the coolest multicultural and ethnic streets going around this fine city of Melbourne. The culture and cuisine here are hard to beat. Therefore, Manakish fits in perfectly with its Lebanese roots.
The whole place is really relaxed and inviting. For a coffee in the sunshine, there is seating outside on cute bar stools with little plants on the benches. For some brunch inside, the tables are well spaced and the whole place is well lit. The front of the place gives way to that cafe feel, while at the back there is more of a restaurant dining feel.
One of the first thing you're going to see when you walk in is an array of delicious pastries and cakes. The sandwiches look wholesome and filling. The whole place is filled with that aroma of inevitable deliciousness.