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Food and restaurants in Melbourne

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Shopping Centre
“Bank balance looking healthy? You’ll find some of the most beautiful clothing here. Zimmermann, Camilla, Alannah Hill, Aesop, Camper, Coach, Gorman.. on and on it goes.”
  • 201 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“An institution, you have to eat here at least once, it's a great vibe. Have a drink downstairs while you wait”
  • 190 locals recommend
Academic University Building
“French toast and baked eggs are staples at this compact, rustic-chic breakfast cafe with warm vibe.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Feel the similarities and differences with other China Towns in the world! ”
  • 112 locals recommend
“To have a high-rise panoramic view of Melbourne this is one of the only places! Not to mention amazing food. I recommend the baked camembert. All meals are on special before 12pm so grab something delicious for $11! ”
  • 236 locals recommend
“For a truly Melbourne bar experience, head to Cookie and work your way through the mammoth beer selection (CBD)”
  • 125 locals recommend
“Buzzing, rustic-chic cafe with a sunny courtyard, for coffee of the day and inventive breakfasts.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Village cinema a 10-15 minute walk away. Complete with it's own sophisticated bar for some pre or post movie beverages. ”
  • 101 locals recommend


Snack Place
“This is my absolute favourite market in Mebourne to visit. Walk down to Collins St, jump on the 12 tram and get off at York st stop. Only open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.”
  • 224 locals recommend
“Buzzing, rustic-chic cafe with a sunny courtyard, for coffee of the day and inventive breakfasts.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Most definitely one of the best coffees in a city obsessed with coffee. House-roasted by some of the most experienced and passionate roasters and coffee importers in the city, you'll be grateful you came here. Having said that, don't expect this to be a sit-down-for-hours experience. The cafe is tiny and you may not even find a seat. But it's worth it nevertheless.”
  • 56 locals recommend
“Named for the printing press that originally stood here, Manchester Press is a huge lucent space softened with old timbers and quirky junkyard installations. The cafe offers a focused menu, but the coffee reigns here. Generating enviable acclaim only hours after its opening, this laneway cafe ceaselessly gathers steam among the coffee coterie.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Community Center
“Has a great market on weekends, excellent organic greengrocer, a community garden and a nice cafe. ”
  • 158 locals recommend
“Take your pick from many cafes and sit under the heaters in the ally with your warm breakfast. A must do if your starting your day in the city.”
  • 88 locals recommend
“Good place for lunch if you're in the Southern Cross and downtown area. They serve a healthy spread of sandwiches and kitchen selections.”
  • 41 locals recommend
“St Ali is one of our favourite places for breakfast and coffee! It's located at 12-18 Yarra Pl, South Melbourne.”
  • 92 locals recommend


“Over the years, Brunetti in Carlton has become one of Melbourne’s most iconic places to visit to indulge in a delicious Italian style coffee from the Bar, cake from the Pasticceria, gelato or tempting savoury from the Paninoteca. Plus kids eat for free! Kids can choose from a Kids Margherita Pizza, or a Kids Pasta – Malfadine Napoli or Malfadine Bolognese with the purchase of an adult main meal from the Menu. Available to children up to 12 years of age, Monday – Thursday from 5.30pm to 7pm at Brunetti Carlton, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
  • 1 local recommends
“You have to try their croissants, they're life changing, and worth the line up... truly they are!!!”
  • 65 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great French cafe. Local favourite specialising in French pastries & cakes. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
“There are trains to Flinders street in 6 minutes and to Melbourne Central in 8. You will need a myki card which can be bought from 7/11 just before the station. For a da trip you’ll need around $10 if you’re travelling in zones 1 and 2. Download the tram tracker app for trams and ptv app for all transport. The 58 tram stops outside the station as well which goes towards the city centre! ”
  • 33 locals recommend
“Gorgeous baked goods, great lunches and beautiful breakfasts like the scrambled eggs on brioche with mushrooms or their divine vegetable and cheese muffins. Wonderful for lounging over a long weekend brunch. Great hospitality. Free wifi.”
  • 53 locals recommend
“Very good bakery. One of best in Melbourne. You can compare the bread here with bakery’s in Europe/Germany. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“If you're looking to cure that 3pm sugar craving, swing by Shortstop and grab yourself a Donut! ”
  • 19 locals recommend