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Melbourne - Brunch at Trunk

Melbourne brunch at Trunk

For a big fan of big breakfast, brunch is the perfect moment to meet friends over food. As time goes by, friends settle and get kids, it's also a good moment for them to socialize since nocturnal gatherings are not so appropriate for a 3 year old - regardless of how awake or sharp she happens to be. This is how I ended up with my good old Aussie friends from Japan and their lovely daughter at Trunk, a Melbourne brunch institution easily reachable by free tram (get off at Exhibition - La Trobe street).

In a relaxed-no-fuss atmosphere, we updated each other about the last 4 years. Amazing conversation over great coffee and food. Circumstances change but people stay the same. We talked about happiness, about balance, about change, about ash****s. As nostalgia takes over when meeting friends from the past it is important to turn it around. Time will not tick back, but we can leverage the memories as base to reach onto the next stage in our life.

I find it quite inspiring to see that three good friends of mine - my heroes - got daughters. This somehow turned them into stronger change drivers than they already were, maybe because they are now fighting not only for themselves, but to give their daughters a chance to grow in a better society than what we were brought up into. They do not get tangled on this women-compete-with-each-other-kind-of-bullshit that drags us all down collectively. Something I've been reflecting a lot recently... There have been some experiences - quite saddening, in which some female colleagues have treated me very differently than they would ever dare to speak to anyone else in my team - the rest is all men, for the record. Still, as my Aussie friend put it, women who think they should compete with each other don't have the right mindset to be in my team - if you ask me, they do not have the right mindset to be alive these days when more than ever, we shall stick together and fight for change.

For more interesting talks, great coffee and eggs - Wiz Kale Leaf-a pictured below,  drop by Trunk. During warmer days and evenings, there is an outdoor beer garden and al-fresco dining in the space  surrounding the instagrammeable sinagogue, a restored brick building from the 1850s.

Melbourne brunch at Trunk
Melbourne brunch at Trunk
Also kids' friendly versions of everything, Sophie was delighted with the pancakes!
Melbourne brunch at Trunk
100% lovely Aussie style, effortlessly cool.
Melbourne brunch at Trunk

Melbourne brunch at Trunk

Trunk [WEB]
8AM - Late
275 Exhibition St

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