Our Little Caravan and Inchmeal Cafe

The following delightfully presented by danib@eatmystreet.net Many thanks Dani.

Looking for great coffee in Notting Hill? Then look no further than Inchmeal Cafe at Our Little Caravan. Newly opened, Inchmeal cafe is serving Dukes coffee, Tea Lady tea, fruit toast. pastries and sweet treats all in the gorgeous setting that is the Our Little Caravan Collective Store.

Owner and barista. Aline Ngo has previously worked as cafe manager at the stunning 1932 Cafe and Restaurant in Collins St.

Melboume. She has now achieved her dream of opening her very own cafe in the heart of Notting Hill.

I love to discover gorgeous little cafes in quiet, unexpected locations and Inchmeal Cafe is exactly that. Visit to try an ethically sourced coffee or tea and stay to check out the wares of local and independent artists, designers and craftspeople in the beautiful collective store that shares the building.

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The Details

Inchmeal Cafe at Our Little Caravan: The Collective Store

39 Westerfield Drive

Notting Hill

Mon-Fri: 7:00 am -3:00 pm:

Sat: 8:00 am -12:00 pm


Inchmeal Café Joins Our Little Caravan: The Collective Store

I love the word ‘serendipity’.  It’s such a lovely sounding word, and I like what it means “a coincidental happening –  a pleasant surprise.”

 It was serendipitous that I met Anne Ngo – the founder and owner of Inchmeal Café, who has joined us at Our Little Caravan: The Collective Store, in Notting Hill, Melbourne.

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Earlier in the year, Anne’s niece had a birthday party with a small group of friends in Mabel, our vintage caravan, (the star attraction at Our Little Caravan).  The mother at this party was also named Mabel!  Now THAT doesn’t happen very often! When talking at the party, Mabel told me of her sister-in-law (Anne) who dreamed of opening her own café.  Given that I’m already living life at beyond my capacity – I had dreams of someone else running the much needed café at the front of Our Little Caravan too!  

 And so began a conversation that would lead to the opening of Inchmeal Café at Our Little Caravan, in September, 2016.

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Inchmeal means: little-by-little. How appropriate that Anne has named her café this.

Little-by-little, My Little Caravan has become Our Little Caravan and Our Little Caravan is continuing to find ways to collaborate with others in the community and provide an experience that nurtures soul (creativity) mind (conversation and connection) and now body (nourishing and delicious food).  Welcome Anne J

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My New Bright and Early, (and colourful) Morning Routine

It’s 5:07am on a SATURDAY and I am awake. Without alarm assistance.

That in itself is a “miracle”, but I’m hopeful it will become a long lasting habit.  I’m up bright and early this morning to put the principles of an author in the USA, Hal Elrod, and his idea of the “Miracle Morning” into place.

 Hal doesn’t have “make yourself a cup of coffee” on his list of principles to apply – but I have one in my hand, mostly because it’s my current morning habit. (One I’d like to swap for a more healthy herbal tea)

 Hal has an acronym in place to jog your memory as to what to practice in this morning routine.  He calls them Life S.A.V.E.R.S. (silence, affirmations, visualisation, exercise, reading and scribing)

 The catalyst for me wanting to investigate this morning routine, was my friend Paul.  Paul and I met at university where we were both studying teaching twenty years ago. Although we don’t live close to each other, our paths have crossed from time to time during those years.

 Twenty years ago, we still had blackboards in our classrooms, and Paul was able to produce the most beautiful chalk artwork on his blackboard. (As opposed to my slightly downward sloping script…)

 So – Paul has a gift for hand drawn lettering…and we’ll come back to that in a moment.

 Two years ago, Paul read The Miracle Morning, and said that it transformed his mornings.  He personalised the daily routine to suit him, and joined the Miracle Morning Community on Facebook. 

 A component of the daily routine that many, including him, seemed to be uncertain about, were the words of affirmation.  People would post inspirational quotes in the Facebook community to offer examples.  Paul repeated some of these in his journal for several days in a row, re-writing them each morning.  As he pondered the words, he found it helpful to play with the words on the page.  Instead of just writing them down, he started to draw them in his journal.

 This led to him sharing his work in the Facebook community.  People liked his art…and asked for more.

 Paul enjoyed making the art, and it was becoming a part of his morning rhythm, and seemed to be helping others too.  One of Hal Elrod’s team was monitoring the Facebook community and thanked Paul for what he’d been generously giving and asked if he’d consider working with them on a project idea they were considering.  Numerous people had commented that Paul should make a colouring in book, and Hal Elrod, seeing what he was contributing and how many people were buzzing about it, decided that he should be the illustrator for the Miracle Morning colouring book.  And now he is!

 This Friday night 9th September, at Our Little Caravan; The Collective Store, we’re going to host Paul’s book launch!  You can meet Paul, – colour in an affirmation page, and find out more if you are interested.  You can choose to be a part of the pre launch group which enables you to buy 2 books for the price of 1 prior to September 12th.  We’re kicking off at 8pm.  All are welcome!  Or you can go to the link below to join in with the pre launch, if you are interested, but can’t make it to join with us in person on Friday night.

 Date: Friday 9th September

Time: 8-9:30pm

Address: 39 Westerfield Dve Notting Hill

To join our advanced reader team, sign up with the link below! Be sure to also join our new FB colouring book page at The Miracle Morning “Art of Affirmations” Community

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Miracle Morning Art of Affirmations – Miracle Morning

The official Advanced Readers Team for “The Miracle Morning: Art of Affirmations” coloring book We are committed to changing millions of lives by sharing the life-changing power of The Miracle Morning with as many people as possible! As a “thank you” for helping us get the message out there,…