Check out my face.

Before we continue, I think I should introduce myself.

My name is Madeline, I’m a 24yr old Melbourne native and I like to dance.

This is me, enjoying a tea party:

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Stuff I like:

  • Living in Melbourne, when I’m not getting rained on or fined for fare evading.
  • My job (I know, right?).
  • Boston terriers.
  • Tutus.
  • Burning Man, and other festivals of that persuasion.

My favourite meal right now (and the one I keep chasing) is avocado smash on crusty bread with goats cheese and possibly a poached egg on top. But I don’t mean to be too specific. I like most things so long as they have no meat and plenty of garlic. I’m a former coffee addict but prefer a soy chai these days as it doesn’t make me feel crazy. I’ve lived in Melbourne’s inner-north for a year now. A glass of red is my drink of choice and life treats me pretty well.

This is the blog I like to keep so I can spread the word on my (hopefully) amazing culinary experiences.



This is Occupie Fitzroy!

Hey hey!

Welcome to Occupie Fitzroy (pun completely intended).

Occupie Fitzroy is a food blog. I plan to visit every bar/restaurant/cafe in the Fitzroy/Collingwood area, and write about these experiences. Melbourne’s inner-north is known for some fucking cool bars and cafes, perfect to stumble into from the 86 tram when you’re so hungover (like the song says). So I’m going to check all of them out, and rant about it here.

Alongside my general observations of food quality and hipster cred, I will be using a series of metrics on which to judge each Occupie location:

  • DBI (Door to Beard Index)- The number of steps it takes before one is presented with an incredibly fierce beard.
  • Coffee Snob Rating- A rating on how much their coffee doesn’t suck.
  • Noms!- Is their food nom-worthy?
  • How Poor Will It Make Me?– The damage to one’s presumably struggling bank account.

Metrics may change according to location and creativity.

And so it begins. Stay tuned lovers!