517 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Modern Australian fair drawing on seasonal produce for fresh inspired dishes. They take local very seriously growing their own herbs on the rooftop garden. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free friendly without comprimising on taste.
120 Hardware St, Melbourne
A Melbourne brunching institution this laneway cafe has creative rich brunches. Drawing on inspiration from french cuisine signature dishes include fried brioche and baked eggs. Coffee is roasted by Padre and also quality brew.
16 Oliver Lane, Melbourne
123 Hardware St Melbourne
A Melbourne coffee institution and only a short walk from the apartment St Ali is a must visit for all coffee lovers. This specialty coffee roasted in Melbourne is also home to some of the city's best barristas taking out the 2015 & 2016 International Coffee Master award in London. Brunch is also epic here with plenty of sweet and savory options on offer.
16 Oliver Ln, Melbourne
123 Hardware St Melbourne
Frehsly baked bagels, flavoured schmear, lox and reuben on rye, you'd be forgiven for thinking you've stepped into New York. Channeling the hipster vibe of Brooklyn, Bowery brings a taste of the big apple to Melbourne. With 2 convenient locations no excuse not to get your bagel fix.
Brunch Lunch Coffee
3/62 Rose St, Fitzroy
Heading northside Industry Beans is a coffee experience like no other even offering a coffee degustation. Brunch here is much more than eggs on toast and one can often find asian influences in the dishes.
Brunch Lunch Coffee
285-287 Coventry St, South Melbourne
Chez dre is a french inspired boulangerie and cafe with a laneway entrance. It has an ample menu and even puts a new twist on the famous Melbourne brunch dish smashed avacodo. For those with a sweet tooth stop past Bibelot, Chez Dre's sister venue, is a patisserie specialising in all things sweet from signature cakes to chocolate and gelato.
119 Rose St, Fitzroy
Reviewed by the New York Times in April 2016 as "may be the finest you will find anywhere in the world" these croissants are anything but average. Each one is beautifully crafted with love and attention by the team and ontop of the supurb traditional croissants you can also purchase cruffins, almond croissants, and some sweet and savory variations each made with the same amount of care. Take your time to savour the experience with the a coffee at the marble bar.
125 Flinders Ln, Melbourne
Modern thai food this venue is fun and casual whilst offering high quality delicous food. The feed me option is great value for money if you're hungry, with an endless stream of dishes arriving at your table until you pull the pin. Head there early or late, very late to avoid the queues.
Breakfast Dinner Wine
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Modern Australian all day eatery Cumulus is a great central meeting spot for a work breakfast a slow dinner or if you're on the move a takeaway gourmet sandwich. The focus here is on shared plates so that you can try more flavours which are packed with fresh local flavours. Cumulus up, their wine bar upstairs, offers an extensive wine list should you feel like a drink.
2 Exhibition St, Melbourne
Home to the largest greek population outside of Greece Greek food in Melbourne is a must. Gazi, owned by celebrity chef and masterchef judge George Columbaris is amongst the city's best. Whether it's a takeaway souvalakakia, a working lunch or sharing a some of the delectable pork belly and lamb over dinner with ouzo under a terracotta pot clad cieling it's worth stopping by.
195 Little Collins St, Melbourne
As the name suggests Meatmaiden is one for the more carniverous amongst us. From smoky American BBQ meats to aged steaks this is a meat lovers haven. With so many choice cuts to choose from it's a good idea to come hungry and bring your friends so that you can try more dishes. The lobster mac and cheese is also not to be missed.
Lunch Dinner Wine Cocktails
430 Little Collins St, Melbourne
Traditional french with all the classics such as frois gras, steak tartare, duck confit and tarte tartin. The marble bar and outdoor terrace bar are great spots for people watching whilst enjoying a cocktail or glass of French champagne.
Lunch Dinner Wine
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Shop 25/8 Whiteman St, Southbank
99 Lygon Street East Brunswick
World's best pizza is on your doorstep with Gradi's Margherita pizza taking out the top prize at the World Pizza Championships in Italy. Pizzaiolo and owner Johnny Farzanno has drawn on his Italian heritage, to bring the authentic flavour of Naples to his pizza and the broader restaurant menu.
Rear 412 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Experiemental modern Australian fair all day eatery you can expect to be surprised with these offerings. Menu changes regularly but the soft shell crab burger and the breakfast ramen are staples but you can't go past the duck egg with caramel icecream if you see it on the menu.
Cnr City Rd and Power St Southbank
A Southabank local with a medditeranean flair you will find this venue handy for a tasty meal without venturing far from your doorstop. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner you can even get them to deliver to your room apartment if you don't feel like heading out.
76 Bourke St Melbourne
Part of celebrity chef Guy Grossi's stable with it's very own salumi room and jars of preserved vegetables making up the decor you'll feel right at home. Best time of the day is to head in for an after 5pm apperitivo where you will get complimentary snacks with your beverage purchase, just like they do in Italy.
29 King St Melbourne
100 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne
This places specialises in 2 things, yes you guessed it fried chicken and beer. Perfect for a Friday evening dinner before or after a night on the town this is a tasty and quick option that will also deliver.
114 Russell Street, Melbourne
Consistantly amongst Australia's top restaurants Izakaya Den showcases the best in Japanese tapas style. Finding this hidden gem is half the fun.
Late Wine Cocktails
1/161 Spring St, Melbourne
Tucked away beside the European wine bar is a narrow staircase leading up to a Melbourne hidden gem. Open late this spot is perfect for an apperetif to a late night drink. Their wine and whisky menu is superb and late night snacks also available. Head up another flight of stairs to Siglo for enchanting city views and a cigar bar.
Lunch Dinner Late
175 Russell Street, Melbourne
Made on site Noodle Kingdom late night noodles, dumplings and other Chinese treats. Cheap and cheerful it never disappoints.
Level 1, 1 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
This gem is hidden in plain site. To enter you must ring the doorbell and then wait to be escorted to a table. Voted best small bar in 2014, has a strong Japanese influence which is evident in the cocktail and snack menu. Try the cuban cigar to accompany your cocktail, sake or Japanese whisky.
157 Fitzroy St StKilda
323 Lygon St Carlton
A licensed fromargerie showcasing over 150 artisian cheeses paired with boutique wines, cocktails and more. Menu rotates to for seasonal freshness. Try the flights for a taste sensation. Two great locations to check out.
Dinner Late Beer Wine
51 Gipps Street Collingwood
Hankering for a taste of New Orleans stop in at Le Bon Ton in Collingwood. From signature pit smoked meats and southern favourites coupled with a selection of craft american beers to cocktails and oysters this venue has something for everyone. With ample seating and open until 6am on weekends it's an excellent spot to pop in for a feed.
Dinner Late Wine
131-133 Domain Rd, South Yarra
This french bistro overlooking the botanical gardens is definitely a crowd pleaser with a simple menu executed perfectly. Steak and frites, takes the glory on this menu and the deserts shouldn't be overlooked. Great intitmate ambiance for a date with cosy tables on the balcony but equally suitable for larger group dining inside the converted terrace house.