Lot 6

Lot 6 is the one of the only cafe on campus at University of Melbourne (coffee stands not included, there are a million of those), as far as I’m concerned anyway. Its name comes from its location, right next to Gate 6. During lunchtime, it’s usually packed full of students brunch’ away.

Skinny Flat White – $3.80

The coffees are quite weak at Lot 6, and no latte art obviously. Having said that though, I do like the milkiness at times, as weird as that may sound. I guess my taste just ain’t that refined hey.

Lot 6 Club Sandwich – $14.00

This may not look like much, but it was actually really filling. The chips were nice and fresh with plenty of salt, I wish they served it with a sauce though.

Chicken, cheese, bacon, fried egg and lettuce were sandwiched (punny I know) between the three slices of bread. It was quite messy to eat, but the flavours all worked well together, no surprise there, since it was a tried and tested combination.
Lot 6 is a nice little cafe to study in as well, although it can get pretty loud during the busy lunch hours. The two page menu had some nice options, and there are plenty of choices if you’re a vegetarian too, which is always nice.
How to get there:
Lot 6 is located next to level 1 of ERC, enter through Gate 6 of University of Melbourne and it’s right behind Tsubu Bar.

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Earl Canteen

One hour long lunch breaks is the perfect time for me to grab a quick bite at Emporium, and the Cafe Court located on level 3 definitely brings something extra to your everyday food court. I chose to eat at Earl Canteen this time.

The Pork Belly | Crisp skin free-range pork belly, apple & fennel coleslaw, wilted silverbeet – $13.50

No need to beat around the bush, I went straight for their signature – Pork Belly Sandwich. The pork belly certainly had some nice crackling, and the crunch paired amazingly well with the turkish bread that the filling was all stuffed in. The apple and fennel coleslaw provide more texture, and gave the sandwich a refreshing touch. The wilted silverbeet was kind of unnecessary in my opinion, it didn’t add much to the sandwich.

The sandwich was pretty tasty, but I’m not sure that I’m willing to pay $13.50 just for one piece of pork belly and some coleslaw. It did keep me full for the rest of the day though which is a plus.

Earl Canteen also has a selection of pre-packed salads, sandwiches and drinks, which is convenient if you’re in a rush!

How to get there:
Earl Canteen is located in the Cafe Court in Emporium, level 3.

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