Regardless of delayed arrivals, once we'd checked in proximity to Chinatown made it easy to find something to eat. I'd have preferred it if Madam had chosen somewhere licensed. 

Still, I thought, there was a bottle shop en route on the way back so I could drop in there if necessary. 

Of course, when the time came, it was shut, prompting a decision that for the rest of the trip I wasn't eating anywhere that didn't have a wine list.

Which is not to suggest I was looking for a wine with breakfast at the Cafe Segovia the next morning, or at Knife Fork Bottle & Cork on Friday, but the option was there. 

I'd be more than happy to return to either establishment in the future. 

Still, there are plenty of other options to explore in Melbourne's inner-city laneways.

The Homeward Leg

© Ian L Hughes 2021