... a specialist coffee and teahouse tucked away down a laneway off Carlisle Street in Balaclava. The address is 202, but that's a Dentist...you have to go around the back and it is behind 202. It's like knowing about a secret club. And it was a little like a secret club on the inside too, all deconstructed brick and hanging bulbs. Cool.
The name comes from Bodhidarma, a 5th century monk who may have introduced Zen Buddhism to China and Japan. During a silent nine-year cave meditation retreat, he fell asleep and being so frustrated on his failure to stay awake, he cut off his eyelids to ward off sleep. According to legend, the world's first tea plants sprouted from the place his eyelids fell. I'm just not going to think too hard about that.