Melbourne can feel pretty dreary in the depths of winter and most people think you have to fly far away to escape it. However Mollie’s Bar and Diner allows you and your date to escape by climbing a single flight of stairs. Fans of Enid Blyton’s “The Magic Faraway Tree” will feel right at home as they climb up from the cold, slippery abyss of Smith Street into a summery and welcoming environment. Also both The Magic Faraway Tree and Mollie’s Bar and Diner have a really big tree that is very central to their character.
The vibe here is very relaxed, food is cheap and the booze flows freely. All of which is perfect date fare for a relationship just starting out. Alternatively, if you’ve been together for awhile you’ve probably walked past this place a million times and never noticed it, as this is a real hidden gem of Smith Street. The food truck style caravan pumps out really delicious meals, that you can enjoy under the enormous tree built in the centre of the room. Regardless of the weather outside, Mollie’s will be somewhere you can count on having a picnic to remember!
Rating (Out of 5)
Romance: ♥ ♥ ♥
Address: Level 1/103 Smith Street, Fitzroy