Pork belly, trams and cute shoes: A video travel blog on the Melbourne neighbourhood of Richmond
Life In My Hood - Richmond, Victoria
by Patricia Moore
Patricia Moore, a resident of the inner city Melbourne suburb of Richmond, takes us on a 90-second tour of her hood.
She says: "I like the long, rich diverse story that is told in Richmond's architecture, streets, parks, culture and cuisine and in its people."
Centred on Bridge Road, Richmond is a historic and cultural hub with a diverse mix of ethnicities, occupations and incomes.
When considering where to stay in Melbourne, the intercity neighbourhood of Richmond is appearing more and more on home sharing itineraries.
COFFEE IN MY HOOD
According to Patricia, the best coffee in Richmond can be found at:
Rowena Corner Store, 44 Rowena Pde
"This former neighbourhood milk bar has a 1950s ambience - and the coffee is excellent"
GROCERIES IN MY HOOD
Patricia says the best place to stock up on groceries in Richmond is
Laikon Delicatessen, 324 Bridge Rd
"With its fine European and local produce, this family deli has been a Richmond institution since 1976"
HANGING IN MY HOOD
"You can lose yourself in nature in this peaceful riverside park. But watch out on the paths"
GIFTS IN MY HOOD
If you need some inspiration on where to buy gifts in Richmond, check out:
Feast, 383 Bridge Rd
"You're spoilt for choice in this beautiful boutique. Especially if you like cute shoes"
EATING IN MY HOOD
Patricia says for the best cheap eats in Richmond, head to:
Ăn Uống, 378 Bridge Rd
"Ăn Uống gives a new twist to traditional Vietnamese cuisine, like mum's pork belly with caramelised eggs"