This is the last Melbourne post for this trip!
Spent the night in Castlemaine at a delightful B+B run by two old dears. Castlemaine has all sorts of fun stuff, like the Restorer's Barn, filled with steam-punky delight and a room entirely filled with cups and saucers. There is also an awesome toy store, lots of nooks and crannies full of stuffed and wooden toys and things, and a cool environmental shop! But we were in Castlemaine to visit a friend of mine, so we met her at Saff's, upon her recommendation.
For lunch D had the dahl burger, which was quite tasty, and came with a scrumptious relish. I had the vegan + gluten free breakfast, with an awesome potato rosti. Their hot chocolate was also pretty delicious.
Later, we found ourselves wandering, wanting dinner, and we remembered some fairly tasty things on the menu we hadn't tried, and we couldn't be bothered trying to locate somewhere else that was vegan friendly, so we went back and tried the pumpkin risotto and the vegetable curry. The risotto was quite strong and flavoursome, but I preferred D's curry, with quite subtle flavours and not too much of a creamy texture.
If you're in Castlemaine, I totally recommend Saff's. Also they're open late, which is awesome.
43 Mostyn St