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Storm in a Teacup
Add: 48A Smith St, Collingwood, Melbourne
Tel: (03) 9415 9593
Hours: [Tue-Wed] 10am-5pm [Thu-Sat] 10am-11pm [Sun] 11am-4pm
Price: [tea] 3.50~8.00AUD [desserts] 3.50~7.50AUD
Visited on: 2012-04
“Tea drinking” wasn’t on my itinerary for Melbourne – I mean, this city is known for its thriving coffee culture, not tea brewing – but when we passed by Storm in a Teacup on a late afternoon, we were so drawn to its cute storefront that we just had to go in for a look…
It’s a small place, with no more than 10 seats at the bar and only 2 tables near the back. We sat ourselves down at the bar and began to peruse the extensive tea menu. Black tea, green tea, white tea from all corners of the globe: China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Hawaii, Australia, South Africa, Kenya, India and Sri Lanka. They’ve also got some modern twists, like bubble tea, frappes, and cocktails…and if you must, there are even a couple of filter coffee options from 5 Senses. But you are at a tea bar, so why not try the tea?
Home to Melbourne’s bohemian set, the suburb of Fitzroy is a great mix of art galleries, studios and specialist bookshops. What you can do here: shop for vintage goods and local designer pieces, check-out street arts and commissioned wall murals, people watch, sip lattes, have dinner at a stylish restaurant, hang out at a bar till way after dark…We spent two whole afternoons here, mainly staying at Smith Street and Brunswick Street, and that wasn’t nearly enough time for us to explore the neighborhood!
There are vintage shops all over the neighborhood, but a good one to start with is Lost & Found Market on Smith Streets: