Friday, 1 November 2013

Giraffe Cafe, Melbourne

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In the CBD and want to retreat from the busy crowds? From the outside, Giraffe Cafe looks like a conventional sandwich take out shop, but go further in and you will find the cutest back room, packed full of knick-knacks jumbled together, with a handmade paper tree filling the centre of the room. Tags with inspirational sayings and cuteness dangle from the branches. My dining friend had one word for it - Kawaii: the japanese word that roughly translates as an adjective for things that are 'super-cute'. Grab some biscuits, sweet drinks, cake and retreat from the city.


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