my #instatakeover of skipapp

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last month i was invited to do my first ever #instatakeover – where you take responsibility for someone else’s social media accounts. it was a huge responsibility + also a huge honour to be asked!

my #instatakeover was for melbourne-designed mobile app skipapp – an online instant ordering program for drinks + food. there are hundreds of cafes in melbourne that have signed up for skipapp where you can place your order ahead of time + it will be waiting for you when you arrive. no cash needed and best of all – no waiting in queues.

i was so excited to discover a few great new cafes that i know i’ll definitely be going back to… and found the app so convenient that i’ve continued using it on a daily basis since too!

melbourne cbd

  • blossom espresso, southbank: my weekday “local” serving consistent + delicious veneziano coffee. jay, the manager, is a legend!
  • stand-up cafe: my new find of the week! this little ‘hole in the wall’ in katherine place is one of the best takeaway coffees i’ve had in melbourne

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the cafes that participate in skipapp predominantly lean towards the cafe and takeaway coffee side – but many are starting to offer breakfast + snacks and there are even a few food outlets for takeaway options such as soups + burgers.

  • cafenatics, 367 collins st: enter through the back on flinders lane this spot is ideal for anyone working around the mid-collins st legal/banking office blocks. the takeaway muesli cup was yum!

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i focused my attention mostly on the cbd area during the week, not only because this is an ideal solution for busy corporates who need to grab a coffee on the way to work or during a break inbetween meetings but only have limited time, but also because i’m one of those said busy corporates in the cbd!

  • cherry + twigs: this newbie is conveniently close to southern cross station + has a funky vibe and delicious breakfast menu
  • where’s marcel: in the qv/melbourne-central/lonsdale st area, this place is my go to for the addictive #kwakscrolls (which you can order ahead on skipapp) + serve their own delicious roast of coffee

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don’t worry docklanders, i didn’t forget you either. for those near the vibrant anz, nab, myer and aurecon epic-centre there are skipapp options for you too!

  • saman estate coffee: organically grown fair trade coffee from indonesia, you feel like you have walked straight into a coffee roasting house in this small cafe in docklands. the coffee is unique + a point of difference to the south-american and african blends… and they sell cronuts! sold!

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richmond + fitzroy

i did also managed to sneak out to richmond + fitzroy where there are some fantastic cafes offering their menus through skipapp.

  • doug’s porridge: great coffee… but the standout was the porridge with rhubarb + pistachio. delicious
  • pillar of salt: when you can’t get a table for this iconic richmond cafe, instant takeaway is the next best option
  • broadsheet restaurant: this pop-up restaurant is only open until the 3rd aug but the small batch coffee is divine

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needless to say, i certainly kept my caffeine-addiction satisfied that week! the app is super-easy to use, and so convenient that i’m still using it on a daily basis one month later. skipapp is also expanding to nsw soon – so stay tuned if you’re a sydney-sider!

verdict: skip the queues + get yourself caffeinated!

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