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22 Times Melbourne Really Leaned Into Its Stereotypes

Blink twice if you need help, Melbs.

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2. When avocado was too boring to be served on its own.

It's official. The Melbourne wanker food war is over. We have a winner. Go home Popcorn on Avocado, you're drunk.

3. When this bike-type vehicle was used as a legitimate mode of transport, though I don't really understand where you sit.

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4. When this bar served up bathtub gin in teacups you had to dunk yourself.

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5. When this drink graced shelves, though I don't know if it's coffee, chocolate, or beer.

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6. When the wankiest plating of avocado and eggs was created.

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8. When a couple of teabag dunks just wouldn't do.

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9. When coffee cups were for Sydney chumps.

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10. And when this cafe delivered literal shots of espresso, which sounds like a second-degree burn waiting to happen.

11. When trash taste got taken to a whole new level with this cafe's seating option.

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12. When this bar had 13 different types of salt for your marg.

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13. When this vegetarian faux chicken burger was served on a matcha bun.

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14. And when this guy thought avocado was so 2016, so went with seaweed instead.

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15. When this cafe served activated charcoal toast, though I'm pretty sure that's just burnt toast?

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16. When a gaggle of hipsters met in an alleyway to listen to Bon Iver on a tapedeck, and created an image that should be Melbourne's coat of arms.

That @boniver gig was a listening party; the new album was played on cassette via a teeny boombox in a Melb laneway… https://t.co/Bld0fAWl4Z

17. When this poor guy just wanted an egg on his toast.

Melbourne, I asked for an egg. I got an "egg sundae". wtf

18. When a graveyard plot was treated like VIP Adele tickets.

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19. When this barber really decided to lean into the stereotype.

My Richmond barber just used a cigarette lighter to singe my ear hairs. Could not have been more hipster, or more Melbourne.

20. When someone just wanted a red Fanta and ended up with this science experiment.

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22. Because honestly, wtf is going on?