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The drive from Melbourne to Sydney is a scenic one, scattered with bright yellow canola crops, cute little country towns, open fields and rolling hills. If you’re taking your time and have a little to spare, Albury is a city along the way worth stopping for.

Nestled on the northern side of the Murray River, Albury is home to 45,000, some of which are descendants of the town’s founding English settlers. With a history that dates back to the 1800s, it’s famed for its heritage-listed buildings, including Burrows House, Turk’s Head Museum and Bellevue Home. If exploring the historic side of Albury doesn’t interest you, its unique eateries and chic boutiques certainly will, so break up the drive and stop into our new favourites…

Self-proclaimed home of the best coffee in Albury, Mr. Benedict is famous for its all-day breakfast, relaxed atmosphere and country-chic décor. It’s recently been named the Breakfast Restaurant Winner of the 2016 Awards for Excellence, and we know why – Mr. Benedict is well-known state wide for its homemade dishes, locally sourced produce and interesting ‘hang-over’ menu options.

Pop into Mr. Benedict at 664 Dean Street, Albury, New South Wales.

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Celebrating its fifth birthday next month, Lookbook Boutique is the go-to fashion boutique in town. With a carefully curated range of Australian brands like ASILIO, Shona Joy, Steele, ACLER, Blessed Are The Meek, Finders Keepers and Keepsake, Lookbook Boutique caters to the fashion savvy with a fresh and young aesthetic. Offering something a little bit different, a little bit edgy, and with a lot of flair, Lookbook Boutqiue’s range also includes locally made millinery and bridesmaid dresses. Owner Mellie is more than happy to help too; armed with honesty and styling prowess, she’s easy to talk to and knows how to piece together a flattering outfit for all shapes and sizes.

Pop into Lookbook Boutique at Shop 14/586 Dean Street, Albury, New South Wales.

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Little Nest is a boutique gift store with a preference for the unique. If you’re hunting for an elusive treasure to delight and inspire, whether it be homewares, gifts, prints, stationery or toys, you’ll find it Little Nest. Shop from an eclectic range of brands including Status Anxiety, Glasshouse Candles, Nicole Fendel, Alimrose, Little Keeper and Coconut Revolution, and take home something you weren’t even looking for.

Pop into Little Nest at 477 Dean Street, Albury, New South Wales, or visit Little Nest’s sister store, Baby Nest, for cute children’s giftware.

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