Stop this instance @Tyranny of Distance

Oh haaai cherry pie!  For those who are not familiar with this wonderful Windsor institution, you have been missing out!   An oldie but a goodie, Tyranny of Distance has been providing locals and Swinburne students alike with fantabulous food and even better drinkies (from what I’ve heard!) since 2008.  FYI, happy hour at the lubritorium is everyday between 5-7pm #you’rewelcome

What a welcome ;)
What a welcome ;)

Stage right is the entrance to their enclosed smoke free dining area that meshes Rio Carnivalesque colours with op shop treasures #didsomebodysaysamba

Undercover lub
Undercover lub

More finishes eye candy of the inside dining area!  Owners Carlo and George commissioned several Melbourne artists for the fitout, with Melbourne jeweller and goldsmith Marcos Davidson leading the regime.  The finished concept is almost gallery like in exhibiting artworked pieces that have been recycled, reclaimed and re-used.

J'adore
J’adore

It’s just so right…

Re-rewind and the crowd say bo selecta
Re-rewind and the crowd say bo selecta

The various vintage pieces throughout the venue gives homage to the site originally being a lube garage (for cars, silly!)

It's all in the deets
It’s all in the deets

Everything in the cafe feels like it has a super cool story to tell…  Tyranny of Distance is like the Grandmaster Flash of eco-industria that is soo haute right now!

Puff, puff, give
Puff, puff, give

From raw metal beams to unpolished concrete floors, it’s like what I’ve always wanted my bachelorette pad to be… except for the bachelorette part!  Oh, and did you know you can pretty much smoke everywhere on this side of the cafe ;)

Don't ruin the rotation
Don’t ruin the rotation

Seriously, this place totes floats my boat on aesthetics alone #suckerforaprettyface

The heat is on
The heat is on

Now that’s a totem of mass reconstruction!

Ceiling feature
Look, up in the sky

These light fittings created from rustic old gas bottles kinds reminds me of those recycled LPG gas bottle fruit bowls from Industria X on Gertrude Street, Fitzroy – do you know which ones I mean?

Totes adorbs
Totes adorbs

A little birdie told me they get their bewdyful bouquets fresh everyday from Sarrucci on Chapel Street, Prahran…

Floralicious
Floralicious

A native flora by any other name…  Does anyone (this is your cue landscape architects) know what this is?

Industrial chic
Industrial chic

Chair porn!  Soo many choices, only one booty…

Cafe au soy
Cafe au soy

I find that I am developing a fetish for fine china in my old age #octagonsaucerforUFClovers

Fabulous flatbread
Fabulous flatbread

Today’s special was slow cooked lamb shoulder with confit garlic, spinach and pinenuts wrapped in their signature flatbread… how could I resist?

Damn girl, you must be tired because you've been running through my dreams all night long!
Damn girl, you must be tired because you’ve been running through my dreams all night long!

Homemade fruit salad crumble muff.  That is all.

Ciao for now carabao.  Happy drooling xoxo

Tyranny of Distance 03 9525 1005

147 Union Street Windsor VIC 3181

Open Mondays to Wednesdays 7:00-11:00pm; Thursdays 7:00-12:00am; Fridays 7:00-1:00am; Saturdays 8:00-1:00am; Sundays 8:00-12:00am (no rest for the wicked!)

www.tyrannyofdistance.com.au

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Rock a roni @Tony Le Pony

Giddiup buttercup! With the sun shining and the birds singing, I could not think of anything better than a lunch date all by lonesome at the recently refurbed Tony Le Pony on Burwood Road…

Toneh Le Poneh
Toneh Le Poneh

Toneh Le Poneh, I just can’t say it without channelling my inner Godfather (you give it a go!)  But I digress.  Many of you know that I have been lovin’ this cafe that is oh so conveniently located opposite school.  With many a cheeky childhood memory in the ‘hood of Hawthorn, it was totes meant to be for owners James and Dave to have their very first stable in their hometown (3122 represent!)

Enter stage left
Enter stage left

The new fitout is thanks to Papa Tony Le Pony’s “connections” filled with vintage treasures found in Melbourne’s fabulous op shops…

Team Dolci Sapori or Team Modena?
Team Dolci Sapori or Team Modena?

Barista extraordinaire by day James recommends Dolci Sapori to those who love a bit of creamy goodness with their coffee (like lattes and cappucinos), whilst Modena are for those who are sweet enough and have not gone back from black (like espressos and long blacks)…

If you hungry, let's do it, ride it, my pony...
If you hungry, let’s do it, ride it, my pony…

A horse is a horse, of course of course…

Muff love anyone?
Muff love anyone?

Not about reinventing the wheel, Tony Le Pony’s menu is classic cafe food made from locally sourced seasonal produce with a bit of love <3

It's all in the details...
It’s all in the details…

This one time at band camp…

My kind of display cabinet
My kind of display cabinet

Please don’t tell my lover but have totally become infatuated with their rustic shelving!

Display deets
Display deets

How cute is this display near the entrance? I never seem to find stuff as cool as this whenever I trek down to Savers!  This horsie would have to be my fave #Bubbycanwekeephim?

I'm a fan *pun intended*
I’m a fan *pun intended*

So many adorable details everywhere, especially the old school timber fans and whitewashed wooden ceilings…

Alfrescoish awesomeness
Alfrescoish awesomeness

Check out their gorgeous back beer garden with baby orange trees!  This is probably where I’ll spend most of summer when I should be doing homework…

Stair feature
Stair feature

A little birdie has told me that they have also renovated upstairs for some function fun and look what I saw along the way #Iheartflowers

Sneaky peeky of function room
Sneaky peeky of function room

Tony Le Pony sure knows how to throw a partay, with many still recovering from the launch last Friday!  If you’re keen, you can have the exclusive function space for 25 of your peeps sitting down all formal, or 65 peeps for a cocktail soiree…

Soy yummy latte
Soy yummy latte

Apart from soy lattes that rock your socks off, they also make very delectable dishes for breakfast, morning tea, lunch, merienda and word out on the street, dinner coming soon as well! Did I mention that they do catering as well? #winning

Rueben and I go waaay back
Rueben and I go waaay back

So I’d like to present to you the Rueben sandwich of corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese & thousand island dressing on rye with pickles and beer battered fries on the side #soulfoodforreal

Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?
Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?

Was there any doubt that I would not finish off with a caramelised banana and cinnamon muffin?  Promise it had nothing to do with the fact that it smelled and sounded soo intoxicating, but purely just on cinnamon‘s brain boosting benefits!

Ciao for now siopao, happy drooling xoxo

Tony Le Pony 03 9819 1515

428 Burwood Road Hawthorn VIC 3121

Open Mondays to Saturdays 7:00-5:00pm

www.tonylepony.com.au

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