This is the view back inside the restaurant from our table outside. There's only a few seats inside and the rest are outside - we didn't mind this, as despite being a cold day we were quite protected and warm where we were.
As you can tell by the name the GPO was originally Melbourne's main Post Office. The beautiful old building has now been converted into a mini retail complex with designer stores and restaurants. There's still some reminders of the buildings past, including this sign 'beware of motor cars' which I love.
This (horribly taken) photo shows you the rest of the meal that we had. We both decided to have the ramen with pork broth which had beautiful pieces of pork in it that literally melted in your mouth. And on the side you got three crispy and very delicious pork gyoza.
For dessert we decided to stop by a shop called Cacao in the centre of GPO that we'd both spotted earlier. We're both a big fan of macaron's so couldn't resist! I just love the bright colours and interested flavours you can get. Look at those beautiful red, white and blue ones (French Vanilla).
These are the two that I chose - I can't resist Salted Caramel and I was intrigued by the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavour. They're $2.50 each and both tasted wonderful - especially the Salted Caramel which I'm partial to.
Afterwards we went for a wander - it's amazing how far you can get when you're deep in conversation with a good friend. I love the different types of buildings you see around Melbourne.
Of course I couldn't resist a photo of the beautiful Flinder's Street Station, with the Eureka Tower in the background.
They had these beautiful garden beds outside the Melbourne Town Hall, which were just so nice to see on a cold rainy Melbourne day.
Shop 25G Melbourne's GPO
350 Bourke Street
(03) 9654 5838
Mon-Tues: 11.30am - 4.30pm
Wed-Sat: 11.30am - 9.00pm
Sun: 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Cnr Bourke & Elizabeth Streets
(03) 9662 4777
Mon - Thurs: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Fri: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Sat: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am - 5.00pm