Are we seeing the first domino fall? I hope so. Starbucks in Glenferrie Road, Malvern has closed, much to the consternation of school kiddies who gathered there on Fridays after school, less for the coffee than the company.
Melbourne has marvellous places to have coffee and our coffee is of such a high standard. So many of the large Australian coffee companies were started in Melbourne by an immigrant from Europe. We don't need Starbucks, Gloria Jeans, Hudsons or any other chain of coffee shops. I know they are popular with some of you but they are just so un Melbourne.
Coffee flavoured with walnuts indeed. Bah!