Tuesday was Melbourne Cup Day. For my international readers: believe it or not, the whole State gets a public holiday for a horse race! Then again, no self-respecting Australian is going to knock back an excuse for a day off. Thankfully, the city's cafes take advantage of the opportunity and stay open. I ended up in this little place in Victoria St, Brunswick at the end of the afternoon. The styling of their crockery caught my eye:
Notice that "Emma 3" is written on the base of the cup. The cafe owner had commissioned the local kindergarten to paint his cups for him. The effect is quirky and heart-warming.