{Melbourne cafe in film} Cibi Café, Collingwood

These days I often get my film processed in bundles, which mean it might took several months from shooting to actually seeing the final pictures. It is as though memories are locked away, waiting to be re-discovered at later time. This process is really long for me, since I do not use my camera as frequently.

In the past month, I have been to Cibi quite a few times. The café is well-known for its Japanese-inspired flair, which is refreshing in the Melbourne café scene.

We sampled and enjoyed the Japanese brunch of simple miso soup, brown rice, grilled salmon fillet and a few pickles. The food was nicely cooked, with tastes we have been accustomed to. The taste of a home kitchen, if I had to describe. I also enjoy the iced Japanese latte there on those hot summer days.

Cibi also has some nice modern Japanese kitchenware to sell in their shop, which adds personality to the space.

The best thing from Cibi, for me, was the casual and laid back vibe. Come, as we did, during non-rush hours and ate breakfast, enjoyed some
 well-made coffee and read, chit chat… No queue, no rushing to clear the table like some other places in town. I appreciate this place for that quieter atmosphere.

(On a side note, I love the unintended light leak in some of those photos. Accidental imperfection in film can create expected results!).


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10 Responses to {Melbourne cafe in film} Cibi Café, Collingwood

  1. Cindy says:

    Yes, I really like this place too! It’s been too long since my last visit.

  2. Johanna GGG says:

    you capture the vibe beautifully – I have only been there once but was thinking of it last time we visited that area and just couldn’t remember where it was – must go back

  3. Rosa says:

    A lovely place! Nice moody pictures…



  4. I adore Cibi, it is such a peaceful, relaxing place.

  5. I love the light leaks in your photographs! It takes such patience waiting for the film to get developed, but it’s such a lovely experience to open the package and actually hold the photographs in your hands!

  6. LOVE the filter you used on the photos. So vintage-y and whimsical :)

  7. Lovely shots. The place sounds interesting.

  8. Wizzy says:

    Love the look of film. Sadly there is nowhere close by where I can get it developed.

  9. Mai says:

    Is Japanese latte like ca phe sua da? And your pictures give the place such a lovely vintage feel.

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