Monday, 11 December 2017

Molly Adventures Part 5 (Melbourne - Edgar's edition)

On Friday we had a pretty special day planned in Melbourne. But first, breakfast. We met up with Molly's friend Fran at Smith & Deli, where I had my favourite Egg McMartinez (tofu egg, bacon, cheese and I chose BBQ sauce). I also got some cookies for snacks - cinnamon chocolate chip and chewy coconut cherry.

Egg McMartinez from Smith & Deli

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookie and Coconut Cherry Cookie from Smith & Deli

We then met up with my friend Leigh in the city, where we picked up a hire car and I drove us (a little nervously at first, as I have never driving a car while sharing the road with a tram, but it was all OK in the end) to Edgar's Mission. That's right, Friday was a EDGAR'S MISSION FARM SANCTUARY DAY!!! That is exciting enough to make even a sun-phobe like me be willing to brave the rays. Wearing shoes, socks, long pants, a high neck t-shirt, a UV-repellant high-collared and long-sleeved shirt, a floppy hat, and seven layers of sunscreen. Of course. The tour lasts about 90 minutes, and takes you to visit many wonderful animal friends, with many heart breaking yet heart warming stories.

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Edgar's Mission

Edgar's Mission

Edgar's Mission

This guy is called Morgan, and he is the friendliest sheep. He is full of loving headbutts, and just wants to to hug him.

Morgan at Edgar's Mission

Hip Hop is a talented little piggy, and we even share the same birthday! Though I am quite a bit older than this clever young miss.

Hip Hop at Edgar's Mission

They also look after many special needs babies, like Saturday.

Saturday at Edgar's Mission

This was the second time that I had been out to Edgar's and it was just as magical. If you are in the area, I highly recommend seeing if you can get along to one of their open days. It is just over an hour out of Melbourne. You will need a car, but if you split the costs of hiring a car for the day between a few passengers, it is pretty affordable. And worth it for the experience!

Afterwards we headed back to Melbourne, but we took advantage of having a car and stopped by Mister Nice Guy's BakeShop on the way back to the city. I had always wanted to go here, but if is a little bit out of the way, so having a car made it ideal. This place is gorgeous, with a huge range of delicious sweet and savoury treats - all vegan! Because it was the afternoon when we were there, they were sold out of quite a bit, but we still managed to have a delicious selection.

Mr Nice Guy's Bakery

Mr Nice Guy's Bakery

I set my sights on the BLT Bagel, which was really yummy, followed up be some delicious (and coconut oil/cream free) Black Forest Cheese Cake. It was the best cheesecake I have had in Australia, almost Capital City Bakery level good.

BLT Bagel from Mr Nice Guy's Bakery

Cherry Cheesecake from Mr Nice Guy's Bakery

Leigh and Molly both got a Salted Caramel Pretzelstein Monster Shake, which were huge. The outside of the glass is covered in frosting, but apparently the actual shake itself was not too sweet, so it all balanced out.

Salted Caramel Shake from Mr Nice Guy's Bakery

Molly and Fran each tried one of the generously sized savoury danishes. Molly got the potato bechamel, and Fran's was onion and something else that I have forgotten.

Potato and Bechamel Danish from Mr Nice Guy's Bakery

Savoury Danish from Mr Nice Guy's Bakery

And then there were subs. Molly, Leigh and Fran each also got a sub. I was feeling pretty good about my BLT and cheesecake situation, plus some treats for later, so I did not join in the sub party. Molly got the Chilli Dog, Fran got the Meatball Sub, and Leigh got the Spicy BBQ Chicken Roll. Leigh and Fran both really liked theirs, but Molly was not such a fan of hers.

Chilli Dog from Mr Nice Guy's Bakery

Meatball Sub from Mr Nice Guy's Bakery

Spicy BBQ Chicken Sub from Mr Nice Guy's Bakery

So much glorious food! I was very happy to finally get to visit, and I hope to get to go there again on future trips.

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Tabitha at Edgar's Mission

Of course, farms have cats! Edgar's is home to several fabulous felines. This Tabitha, who enjoyed pats and joined us on the tour of the chicken yard, and then again when we got back to the main office barn for more pats.


  1. I love the photos of all the animals from your sanctuary visit! The monster shake looks quite impressive, too!

    1. There are so many beautiful animals there, I have a lot more photos on my computer, and could have taken even more!

  2. LOVED seeing the animals!!!!! And of course the vegan eats! Awesome!

    1. Sweet animals and amazing food is a pretty great way to spend the day. :)

  3. This is my favorite post of your adventures with Molly!!
    And the food looks great too!!