G'Day. I'm Lidia from Melbourne in Australia. Although I love Australia I have been obsessed with New York and its architecture since watching real estate shows and visiting New York last year.
Did you know you can experience a little bit of Australian culinary culture in the heart of New York without the long flight?
Say hello or G'day mate! and try one of these Australian New York cafes, the first 2 are named after famous Australian explorers. Be sure to check the menu and opening hours before you book or visit:
1. Little Collins, 667 Lexington Ave, btwn 55th & 56th St
Try a smashed avocado on toast, a caramel nut chocolate expresso or The Convict (toast with vegemite)
Free little Aussie facts:
Convicts were people back in England who committed crimes like stealing bread and were shipped to Australia as punishment....
Collins street in Melbourne is like 5th Ave in New York, with high end shops (for those who can afford to shop there).
2. Burke and Wills, 226 W 79th St
Try the kangaroo burger, Australian lamb ragu, Italian dishes or a Kylie Minouge and Paul Hogan non-alcoholic cocktail.
Free little Aussie facts: Melbourne has a big Italian cuisine passed on by post-war immigrants
Burke and Wills were officially the first to cross the continent from south (Melbourne) to north of Australia, sadly they never made it back succumbing to the harsh weather conditions.
3. Bluestone Lane cafe: known for its good coffee and breakfast. Can be found at various locations such as Bryant Park, Bowery, Upper East Side, Hudson Yards and the Flatiron District.
Free little Aussie fact: A few years ago the Australian Prime Minister (equivalent to the US president, with less body guards) dropped by the Upper East Side Bluestone Lane cafe on 1085 Fifth Avenue, which has unique sandstone features and archways.
If you have any questions, please feel free to post them here!