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Family Holiday Part 4 – Mmmm Coffee The Philip Island Edition

The temperature was forecast to be over 40° so we decided to visit The Nobbies Centre, take a look at the Antarctic Journey which is a new attraction (and nice and cool) and have a look at Seal Rock.  The Antarctic journey had interesting facts, experiments and a cool room that simulates the temperature in Antarctica.  We spent some time looking around and then thought was that it? Till we realised there was another side to the exhibition which had giant tv screens with beautiful filming and imagery and a virtual screen where you can appear next to animals.  That was a hit with the kids and they spent quite a while jumping around next to invisible animals!!

We took a walk around the rocks but the heat and walking was getting to my youngest so we stopped to have a rest.  We ended the day with a burnt bbq and tried to sleep through the heat.

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After the hot day came some rain.  We headed to the Koala Conservation Centre.  As far as the attractions went this was probably the least favourite as we quickly walked round the boardwalks, and couldn’t really get very close to the Koalas for a very good look. Also the rain  made us return to the car sooner than we would have, if it had been fine.  We decided to go find some afternoon tea, I had spied a coffee shop down the main street in Cowes and went to see if it was open.

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Introducing Molly Moo & Tilly Bear

You can probably see why it caught my eye….all the vintage goodness.

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There were games for the kids to play while we had a coffee and the kids had milkshakes.  Just look at that napkin holder! LOVE

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Sadly we visited on our last day so we only got to go once 🙁 but the coffee was delicious and loved the atmosphere of the shop.  Highly recommended.

As it was our last night, I had wanted to try and catch a sunset but unfortunately it didn’t really happen. Still got a few photos anyway!

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Mmmm…..Coffee at Milkbar

 

Another of my favourite coffee shops is the lovely Milkbar Cafe and Giftshop located at 139 St John Street.  Decorated with vintage/retro wears, and gives you the feeling of an old time milkbar, you can grab a coffee, lunch or shop in the gift shop at the rear of the store.

Also at the back of the store is a wonderful craft space.  In the past Milkbar has run various workshops, sadly I didn’t get to attend any.  Now the space is available to book out for any crafty get together.

There is a cupboard filled with toys to entertain any youngsters visiting which is really thoughtful. Milkbar has a cozy, friendly, relaxed vibe and I could sit for hours (which I may have done), drinking their delicious Ritual coffee!

Milkbar is on Facebook

and

Milbarcafe Instagram

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Mmmm Coffee….at Off Centre

Off Centre is a newly opened coffee shop in the Kingsway, Launceston. Just right around the corner from the cinema, which is fantastic because Off Centre is one of the few coffee shops that is open evenings.

It opens early mornings 7:30AM – 2:00PM, and then later from 7:00PM – 10:00PM

The other stand out feature is their weekly TUNESDAY (Tuesday evenings) which entails live music, coffee and cake. I am yet to experience a Tunesday as my kids need to go to bed, but one day I might get there.

I love the feeling of this coffee shop, the retro styling, and friendly staff. Of course the coffee is great, and if you frequent often you can stamp your own card along the wall of names.  Definitely on the list of must visit, if you are in town.

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