‘Jazz and I mostly hang at the coffee shop on Kent Street’ – pg 29
So as we’ve mentioned, many of the locations in Graffiti Moon are not ‘real’, but they are inspired by actual places. The cafe where Jazz and Lucy hang out (and Jazz tells fortunes on the weekend), for example, is not a specific cafe but Cath did imagine it to be on Anderson Street in Yarraville.
Anderson street is a pretty funky place, and we went there on a Sunday so it was quieter than normal (but it was still a pain in the arse to drive around and find parking). We had a bit of a squizzy on Google Maps when we were planning our trip and discovered that there are quite a few cafe’s in the area, so we chose a little cluster right near Yarraville station. When we were wandering up the street, we passed a pub that had live music and a guy was singing “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers, which was actually very good, although he lost points for not singing ‘I know, I know’ the full 27 times in that one part of the song.
Being a Sunday afternoon, many of the cafe’s weren’t open, including ‘Wee Jeanie’, which we thought looked most like the kind of cafe Jazz and Lucy would hang out in. But The Mad Moose pizza parlour (opposite Wee Jeanie) was open, so in we strolled and proceeded to have the Best. Pizza. Ever. Seriously, if you are ever in the area go to The Mad Moose. Their menu is incredible. And they had AMAZING dessert pizzas (ok…so I didn’t eat one because I was full, but they sounded amazing). I know, I know, I’m going off topic from the whole ‘cafe where Jazz and Lucy hang out’ thing but seriously, check out their menu!
We had the Parma Sutra. It’s a parma, on a pizza. WHHHAAAATTTT?!