American expat Katie Payne says living in Melbourne has made her a “snob”.

American expat Katie Payne says living in Melbourne has made her a “snob”.

American expat claims living in Melbourne has made her a ‘snob’: ‘I’ve narrowed down why it’s different than anywhere else in the world’

  • American expat Katie Payne left her hometown of Iowa, USA to live in Australia
  • Now she has admitted that living in Melbourne has made her a “snob”.
  • During a conversation with her mother, she realized how different the city is
  • “I’ve narrowed it down to pretty much one thing,” Katie said

An American expat who moved to Australia claims that living in Melbourne has made her a “snob” and says the city’s excellent food culture has led her to find other places subpar.

Katie Payne left Iowa in the Midwestern United States in August 2019 for a four-month stint in Newcastle, north of Sydney, but she enjoyed her time so much that she returned.

Now that she’s lived Down Under for a while, she finally understands what makes Melbourne different from other cities around the world.

“I’ve narrowed it down to pretty much one thing that makes Melbourne so cool and it’s the food and drink culture,” Katie said in her latest TikTok video.

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American expat Katie Payne (pictured) has lived in Melbourne for two years and traveled Down Under for the first time in 2019

In her latest TikTok video, she claims Melbourne turned her into a She also explained why the city is better than others

In her latest TikTok video, she claims Melbourne has turned her into a “snob” and explains why the city is better than others

After talking to her mother, Katie started thinking about why Melbourne is different from other cities.

“Maybe it’s because I’m from a really small town where they only have American bar grub and I can only handle so much potatoes and gravy and fried shit,” she said.

“The quality of the food [in Melbourne] is superb, your fruit and veg is out of this world. I can’t describe how good your cocktails are either!’

“Cafes and restaurants take it really seriously and everyone in Melbourne loves good coffee.”

Katie then hesitated, realizing how Melbourne changed her.

“Actually, I love that you turned me into a snob. So that’s the answer.’

“The quality of the food [in Melbourne] is superb, your fruit and veg is out of this world.  I also can't describe how good your cocktails are!  Cafes and restaurants take it really seriously and everyone in Melbourne loves good coffee,” Katie said in the clip

“The quality of the food [in Melbourne] is superb, your fruit and veg is out of this world. I also can’t describe how good your cocktails are! Cafes and restaurants take it really seriously and everyone in Melbourne loves good coffee,” Katie said in the clip

The video has since been viewed more than 35,000 times, and many agree with Katie.

“Yeah…Melbourne will do it,” one wrote, while another commented, “Yeah, I’m a total food and coffee snob too.”

“Once you go to Melbourne you don’t go back,” added another.

Others admitted to craving fresh Australian produce on a visit to the US.