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Purple Peanuts Japanese Cafe

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by Em Phillips (subscribe)
Freelance writer, amateur photographer, over qualified in a number of fields, I'm also a mum and a lover of all things Melbourne :)
Published June 27th 2012
Purple Peanuts Cafe
At the Southern Cross Station end of Collins Street is an unassuming Japanese Cafe, with a random name, that is an awesome spot for lunch if you are in the city. It's got a quirky, funky atmosphere with an eclectic decor mix including a huge stuffed toy octopus, 'flower' art installation made of electrical cords and Japanese rock band posters.

Food on offer
The food reflects the vibe in this place, it's fresh and tasty, healthy and unpretentious. There's a creativity about it as well, it's not your standard Japanese menu, they're not afraid to mix it up a bit. The brown rice sushi and teriyaki chicken burger for starters are some of my favourites. They've also got a range of different and unique desserts of all sorts of flavours and colours, including green tea truffles and strawberry soufflé mini cheesecakes.

Quick Queue
The best things about Purple Peanuts, in terms of a business day lunch, is it's super fast and decently priced. Although the queue often looks long, the staff are very efficient and orders are dished out at great speed. This means that you can nip out for a takeaway that is tasty, you don't feel guilty or sluggish afterwards, and you can get back to the office before the boss notices you're gone.

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Why? Quick lunch in the city
When: Open 9am to 8.30pm Monday to Saturday.
Where: 620 Collins Street, Melbourne CBD
Cost: $10-$15
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