The intersection of Inkerman, Barkly and Grey streets is where the whole of St Kilda comes together. The Barkly Hotel is a backpackers by any other name. The Bitch is Back is a local retro furniture icon. And of course, you can buy any type of drug or sexual deviancy under the sun on Grey.I prefer to hang out during the day at Inkr7 (7 Inkerman St, St Kilda VIC 3182 (03) 9534 6011). It’s hidden away in a backwater away from the tourist traps. Opposite a cashmere shop and prostitute’s collective (and next door to Mr Wolf where you can buy very good pizzas for nearly $20 or more ), the cafe does a healthy trade throughout the day servicing locals and businesses in the vicinity. If you are in St Kilda it is worth the diversion for a bit and a fairly decent and consistent coffee.The daily special of soup cost $9, today all that left was French onion and the weather was windy enough without my own contributions. So I chose a HCT – ham cheese and tomato pide for $7.50 which comes with a baby rocket salad.The picture above is of the $12 steak sandwich which I can’t avoid when in the mood for flesh.Inkr7 also serves a decent range of wines by the glass and beers. You can easily eat for under $20. And remember that is the rule here.
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