~ Come along for coffee, community and conversation!
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Our regular meetup venue since 2011 is the super hip 1000 £ Bend. Please scroll down to view the location details and map.
1000 Pound Bend
361 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
From 8am as usual.
The venue is a nice blend of quintessential Melbourne coffee institution up front and light-filled gallery space out back. The place is equally spacious as it is cosy, and has a large central communal table perfect for the #socialmelb group. It’s also got an upstairs cinema that hosts a few of the film festivals around town. The acoustics are also sound and conducive to conversation.
Plus the staff are very pro-community – you just have to look at the activity calendar on the site to see their support of groups and initiatives in Melbourne. Add free WiFi and $3 morning rush coffee to the mix and you know it’s going to be a good year!
If you have trouble finding it (which in Melbourne, is half the fun), ping the @socialmelb Twitter account or ask the community by adding the #socialmelb hashtag to your tweet.
See you there!
Special Christmas meetup at Hub Melbourne! ~ December 2010
We’re holding our final breakfast for the year as a special Christmas event at Hub Melbourne from 8am on December 17th.
For something different, we won’t be meeting at Mr Tulk, instead we’ll be coming together at the gorgeous heritage-listed Donkey Wheel House.
Hub Melbourne is a relatively new coworking and collaborative space that resonates well with the ethos of the #socialmelb community. It’s located on Level 3 of 673 Bourke Street (Spencer Street end).
In terms of food, we will endeavour to provide some light treats but as this is a community event – we would love it if you could bring something along to share.
Tea and coffee will be provided, but for the fickle coffee buff – feel free to grab your vice on the way up from Kinfolk Cafe located downstairs!
Southern Cross Station and numerous trams service the area so there’s every reason to come along!
Normal weekly #socialmelb meetups will resume in the New Year at Mr Tulk on January 7th.
Looking forward to seeing you then! Newbies most welcome, as always!
Post-event photos here: http://on.fb.me/ifWWR5
Regular coffee meetups ~ January 2009
The #socialmelb community meets weekly for coffee and breakfast on Friday mornings from 8am at Mr Tulk. Mr Tulk is located at the State Library of Victoria – 304 Swanston Street.
The breakfasts are informal, self-organised and completely inclusive. New faces are always welcome to come along – the more the merrier!
#socialmelb usually attracts about 10-30 people from all industries and backgrounds. If it’s your first time – just look for the large group sitting on the communal tables inside in winter, or outside in summer. If you can’t get there right on 8am or have to leave early – come anyway. Some people dash off just on 9am, while others hang around until lunchtime so there are always people around to connect with. If you’re a freelancer or consultant, the library provides free WiFi if you want to get out of your home or office for the day.
For the latest updates – follow @socialmelb on Twitter.
We look forward to seeing you there!