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Mark this date: 29 June 2018. It was the end of an era.
We say farewell to some of the Flinders Street Station kiosks this week with these photos from our Public Transport collection, circa 1920-39.— PRO Victoria (@PRO_Vic) July 4, 2018
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Sure, we may all be better off after the $100 million facelift; but today, none of that matters to the 200,000 commuters-slash-potato-cake lovers out there.
Utter. Devastation. As some of our favourite platform kiosks served their last orders of coffees, dimsum, and spring rolls, hurting kiosk patrons took to Twitter to wax nostalgic…
Gastronomic heart of Melbourne - nay the Southern Hemisphere!— Australian Rail Maps (@railmaps) July 5, 2018
#ThisIsAustralia Meanwhile the tiny kiosks which sold potato cakes, Chiko Rolls, Four’n Twenty pies and buckets of hot chips on the platforms at Flinders Street Station are no more ... #Melbourne #metrotrains #springst https://t.co/k3Dt6wgzh0— Andrew Heslop (@AndrewHeslop) July 5, 2018
Quickly followed by denial and isolation…
Noooo— maggie day (@maggieday13) July 5, 2018
No potato cakes or hard ended dim sims from Flinders St station - Melbourne stop losing your soul, it’s what makes us so special. Thank god for overpriced scolding hot jam donuts at the MCG #Melbourne #FlindersSt— Jimmy Traffic (@JimmyTraffic) July 4, 2018
Fits of anger…
No more potato cakes?? Noooo!! What bs 😡😡😡— Kelly (@ogkellykels) July 5, 2018
They are taking away Flinders St kiosk's— 🇦🇺 Katie 🥂 (@ktdenise) July 5, 2018
When is the sit in rally outside Flinders Street Station starting?! Is nothing sacred?! #9news— Martin Sanna #KeepToTheStructures 🏉🚘 (@Martin_Sanna) July 5, 2018
Why are they closing the potato cake kiosks at Flinders Street Station? WHY CAN'T WE HAVE NICE THINGS?— David (@clubwah) July 5, 2018
A cry for help…
Disastrous. Help @Change— Warren Davies (@nottheword) July 5, 2018
Spiralling down to depression…
I'm so sorry to see the kiosks go. Sometimes it's only the promise of a potato cake on the platform that gets me through the day.— Stacey Murray (@alfalfasocial) July 5, 2018
And finally, the inevitable acceptance.
Aren’t they just selling unhealthy deep fried food anyway? Probably better.— Steve Kenyon (@_stevekenyon) July 5, 2018
Allan Campion to the rescue
Allan suggested to keep calm, put a hold on the table-flipping, and give these fantastic alternatives a go:
Only seven minutes away from the station, Gânache Chocolate on Collins Street is the only place to be when your sweet tooth is craving for one of their truffles. They’re simply decadent and delcious, and a hungry shark might even say nearly better than sex! Just take a look at this spread and tell us that doesn’t make you drool just a little bit.
We all love to indulge in a delicious High Tea! We are hosting a special High Tea Concert at our South Yarra lounge on Sunday July 29th at 12:30-2pm. Come join us and relax while listening to the beautiful Natsuko Mineghishi alongside a range of German lieder and opera while enjoying our delicious High Tea with a selection of sweet cakes, patisserie, quiches and of course some amazing chocolate treats. Our full cocktail menu will be available on the day at just $12! $52.50 per person, minimum of 2 per booking. Book online at ganache.com.au or call us on 9804 7485.
Dukes Coffee Roasters
Dukes at Ross House, their flagship store along Flinders Lane, is just a quick stride away from the train stop. Because coffee is meant to be freshly brewed with love and then savoured while still piping hot from a proper cup. Brazilian coffees, anyone?
Who needs potato cakes (sniff!) when you can have freshly cooked tapas? How about we all take a breath, actually sit down to a meal, and sip some vintage wine at Green Olive at Red Hill, also along Collins. For when you’re really in a hurry, there’s always their fabulous gift shop, where you can grab the best tapenade, relishes, and marmalades this side of Melbourne. Best way to keep yourself warm this winter!
There’s more foodie joy where that came from so, yay, it’s not the end of the world, after all!
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