Collingwood and the stretch of Johnston street from Hoddle St running east till the Yarra Hotel has become very trendy in recent years. Record shops galore, every cafe under the rainbow and ultra-hip nightspots. Aurora Pizza is not new to the scene, it's not trying hard to impress, because it doesn't need to. It's very much established and it doesn't look to be changing any time soon.
On the intersection of Hoddle and Johnston St, placed neatly in front of the bus stop you can decide to sit outside and watch the commuters jumping on and off the bus, sitting in the hustle and bustle of which is Hoddle St. Or you can take refuge inside in the homely decor, staring at the retro video game machine which certainly wasn't retro when this shop first opened.
Staring at the menu board takes you back to a place when life was a little simpler. Minimum chips that are actually way to many chips to be minimum, banana fritters, pineapple fritters, $5.50 flake. The food here is really good, the staff are really friendly. I could spend hours in this place, sipping on my chocolate milkshake while watching the stream of traffic pass me by or starring at the colourful menu.
Either that or you could takeway to the Abbotsford Convent and sit in the grass, also in a place that hasn't changed in yonks and isn't desperately trying to impress before it runs out of business.