My Mel­bourne with Zaadie Fourie

Head Barista, Om Nom Kitchen at the Adel­phi Ho­tel

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“When I got here, I started work­ing with some of the spe­cialty cof­fee houses and be­came re­ally in­ter­ested in it,” says Zaadie.

“I’ve al­ways loved St Ali, so when the op­por­tu­nity came up to bring it to the Adel­phi I jumped at the chance.” Now, she splits her time be­tween train­ing the ho­tel staff — cof­fee is a new fo­cus with the ar­rival of Lit­tle Nom, the foyer cof­fee cart — mak­ing cof­fees and pur­su­ing her own stud­ies at RMIT.

“It means I spend a lot of time in the city,” she says. “And the Adel­phi is in such a great lo­ca­tion. Flin­ders Lane is pure Mel­bourne — it’s a hub of culi­nary and creative cul­ture.

“If guests asked me for a sug­ges­tion, I’d tell them to walk through Fed­er­a­tion Square and to­wards the NGV. There’s al­ways an amaz­ing spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion on — it re­ally is world class.

“They might also want to take a look at some of the lesser-known gal­leries along Flin­ders Lane, like

Three years ago, at­tracted by the com­pletely dif­fer­ent weather, din­ing scene and arts and cul­ture, Zaadie Fourie packed up her life in Bris­bane and moved to Mel­bourne.

Anna Schwartz or Arc One. That’s one of the things I re­ally love about Mel­bourne — there’s both a small- and large-scale arts scene.” When she’s not study­ing or work­ing, Zaadie and her friends like to grab some fresh pro­duce from either Queen Vic­to­ria or Prahran Mar­ket, buy a bot­tle of wine and en­joy one of the parks around the city.

“We also like to go to Naked for Sa­tan. Usu­ally we start down­stairs and have some of the $2 pin­txos [Span­ish fin­ger food] then go up­stairs to Naked in the Sky for a drink with a view.”

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