A night in at Melbourne Central this winter

Calling all sweettooths and sugarholics: Melbourne Central is playing host to the Flour Market every Thursday afternoon for the month of June. Oh, and you can thank the calendar gods that the month of June 2016 has five Thursdays. That’s five opportunities for you to spend a winter’s night indulging in the rotating selection of artisanal baked goods and sweet treats brought to you by the Flour Market.

Flour Market popup

Flour Market popup

Have you ever heard the saying ‘life’s too short, eat dessert first’? I decided that was my motto for the evening and started my night in by stuffing my face full of amazing cupcakes, doughnuts, and pastries from the Flour Market. Located on the light-filled link bridge to Emporium, this little market is truly a dessert lover’s delight!

After finishing desert, it was time for a spot of shopping before dinner and a movie. My plus one and I decided to have a go at walking off the salted caramel doughnut by visiting a few of the 100+ shops located at Melbourne Central. From shopping to guided art tours – you name it, Melbourne Central’s got it.

To my credit card company’s dismay though, I didn’t end up buying anything but did work up an appetite. I couldn’t resist throwing back to my university days and headed to TGI Fridays for some cocktails and food. Clearly it had been awhile since I have eaten here because I had totally forgotten about how big the serves are. My prawn salad was both tasty and could’ve fed a family of four. If you want value for money, this is it.

TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays

I ate so much that I almost had to roll myself across from TGI Fridays to the Hoyts cinema for my movie. I should mention that I did not once leave the warmth of the indoors to experience any of this. I got to look outside at the rain and icy wind, whilst staying warm and indoors. It was amazing.

If you can find the will to dig yourself out from under your mountain of fleece blankets, catch a train down to Melbourne Central. The only bit you will need to shiver through is getting on the train. From there on in, it’s warm city all the way!

Ashanie Perera is a foodaholic and avid eater. When she’s not dreaming about her next meal, she can be found running around the block trying to continue fitting into her current clothes. @thepursuitofchubbyness

Melbourne Central
La Trobe St & Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
wheel chair accessible

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Bastion Effect.
Photo credit: Ashanie Perera.