Local blogs tummy rumbles and Melbourne Gastronome recommend plenty of tasty and affordable meals around the city, but most of them are closed to the weekender like me. Not so Concorde Crepes (reviewed by Mellie here). This stand, located on the Elizabeth St side of GPO, was open and poised to crank 'em out at lunch time on Sunday.
At first glance the menu's got quite the variety of meat going on, but there are actually plenty of vegetarian options too: vegemite and Jarlsberg cheese; tomato, basil and mozzarella; egg, cheese and parsley; even one with chilli beans! Michael opted for a filling of grilled veges, basil, goat cheese and spinach ($9.90) and was thoroughly impressed. I'd be surprised if any of the others could hold a candle to my crepe (pictured above), which featured Swiss brown mushrooms, thyme, spinach and 3 cheeses ($8.90). Three cheeses is potentially a recipe for wrongness (think congealed oily ooziness everywhere) but these folks get it so, so right - there's just enough curd to meld together the mushrooms and spinach in savoury perfection.
If you're after something on the sweeter end of the scale, they've got you covered with a few classics - lemon and sugar ($4.90, tested and approved!), jam, honey or banana and nutella. There's a couple more elaborate fruit-based ones, but don't go expecting lavish plates tizzed up with aerosol cream and icing sugar; this stand is augmented with only four seats (and smoking-friendly ones at that) so everything's designed to be enjoyed on your feet and potentially with one hand.
Address: corner of Elizabeth and Little Bourke Sts, outside GPO
Price: veg crepes $4.90-$9.90