Step 2: Read The Age in bed. Laugh at streetseen. Blush at about last night. Analyse winter fashion trends.
Step 3: Put on thermal top, tights, skirt, shirt, cropped jacket, big jacket. Layers, people, layers.
Step 4: Let the smell of coffee lead you to your local hipster cafe. How to identify hispter cafe? Look for clever use of op-shop items. This morning's cafe featured retro saucepan lids stuck to the wall. Other signs? Low-fi aesthetic. Good coffee. Menu written on blackboard. Good vegetarian selection. Staff who dress more fashionably than you ever did at 20.
Step 5: Coffee!!!!! Step 5 is very important.
Step 6: Free range poached eggs with fava baked beans, avocado and goats cheese. Review: Nice combination of fresh ingredients. Could have used a little more oomph though... some extra flavouring or spice wouldn't have gone astray.
Step 7: Eat half, swap other half for half of your boyfriend's meal.
Step 8: Catch tram to your next destination.
This morning's cafe:
Little Byrd Cafe
160 Union Street, Ascot Vale