Saturday, 23 June 2012

Continental ~ Albert Park

117 Dundas Pl
Albert Park 3206
(03) 9696 8088

Albert Park on Saturday mornings = Doggy Central! It was wonderful to see so many dogs of different breeds from chi-size to super-size strolling or brunching with their owners on this sunshine~filled winter morning. After many days of rain post tremor in Melbourne, we're sure many dogs and their owners had a case of 'cabin fever' and were darting out their doors to enjoy the first sign of a lovely winter's day all week.

Bridport St is a buzz ~ there are many choices for alfresco dining with large, well-covered tables with sufficient heating to make your brunch not only bearable, but enjoyable in winter. Add a bonus stream of sunshine, and we were loving our choice of brunch venue for today!

We were greeted by lovely wait staff, prompt to deliver water to the table and welcome the pugs. Nearby tables were other dog-lovers with their mini Schnauzers. A lovely lady shared a children's book about dogs that she had just bought for her daughter with us and we felt very welcome in this little hub.

Continental had a steady stream of coffee lovers today. We even spotted comedian Dave Hughes grabbing his coffee! The pugs decided not to bother him on his holiday though. I'm sure he would've enjoyed a few pug hugs though! Maybe next time we are in the hood ;)

People and Pug Watching. Hey Dave! 
Continental had an amazing menu and special's board. Check out the amazing multi-grain bruschetta that arrived on our table!

Multi-grain Bruschetta 
Served with avocado, goats cheese, olive oil, fresh lime with grilled cherry tomatoes on multi-grain toast

Following the arrival of brunch, were dog treats for the pugs. This was an added touch that really made us feel the doggy-love! The sample biscuits were provided by Diamond Dog Bakery in Brighton. The girls were over-the-moon and ready to show off their manners, promptly sitting and hi-5ing for their biscuits! What a great way to top off our morning in Albert Park. 

ooooo Are they for us?!

See! We aren't the only dogs who gaze up at brunch tables!
The mini Schauzers are at it too!
After brunch, we decided to visit our friend Jen at Yap Wear. Be sure to see the next upcoming post about her fantastic pop-up store!

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