Guidebook for Melbourne

Kym

Guidebook for Melbourne

Food Scene
Great place for breakfast + lots of yummy pastries. Book if you can.
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locals recommend
Grain Store
517 Flinders Ln
40
locals recommend
Great place for breakfast + lots of yummy pastries. Book if you can.
Beautiful middle eastern cuisine - the weekend set menu is great value (and delicious).
16
locals recommend
Maha
21 Bond St
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locals recommend
Beautiful middle eastern cuisine - the weekend set menu is great value (and delicious).
Great for late night dinner after a show/night out ... it's the place that chef's go after they finish work.
19
locals recommend
Supper Inn Chinese Restaurant
15 Celestial Ave
19
locals recommend
Great for late night dinner after a show/night out ... it's the place that chef's go after they finish work.
Lovely Japanese right next door - happy hour cocktails 5-7pm
Yuzu at Church Lane
480 Collins St
Lovely Japanese right next door - happy hour cocktails 5-7pm
Very popular restaurant specialising in dumplings - make sure you order the xiaolongbao – small dumplings filled with meat and soup – but watch how you bite into them or the soup may finish up in your lap.
52
locals recommend
HuTong
14-16 Market Ln
52
locals recommend
Very popular restaurant specialising in dumplings - make sure you order the xiaolongbao – small dumplings filled with meat and soup – but watch how you bite into them or the soup may finish up in your lap.
Very modern cafe .... great interesting menu - make sure you try the hot chocolate.
12
locals recommend
Hash Specialty Coffee
113 Hardware St
12
locals recommend
Very modern cafe .... great interesting menu - make sure you try the hot chocolate.
Awesome burgers ... just next door in Church Lane - phone your order in (ph. 8597 8452) then wander down to pick it up.... or 'dine in' at the bar.
Burger Boys
525 Little Lonsdale St
Awesome burgers ... just next door in Church Lane - phone your order in (ph. 8597 8452) then wander down to pick it up.... or 'dine in' at the bar.
Beautiful and authentic Balinese restaurant - a short tram ride from Elizabeth Street (No. 57).
6
locals recommend
Warung Agus
305 Victoria St
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locals recommend
Beautiful and authentic Balinese restaurant - a short tram ride from Elizabeth Street (No. 57).
Beautiful modern Italian.
21
locals recommend
Sosta Cucina
12 Errol St
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locals recommend
Beautiful modern Italian.
My favourite Ethiopian restaurant - a short train or tram ride.
22
locals recommend
The Abyssinian Restaurant
277 Racecourse Rd
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locals recommend
My favourite Ethiopian restaurant - a short train or tram ride.
Inbetween King & Spencer Street - good coffee & food if you want something quick.
Perkup Cafe & Burger Bar
610 Collins St
Inbetween King & Spencer Street - good coffee & food if you want something quick.
Delicious Turkish gozleme - only open weekdays though!
Göz City
502 Little Collins Street
Delicious Turkish gozleme - only open weekdays though!
Degraves Street is an excellent spot for breakfast - cobbled laneway - vibrant and full of options
10
locals recommend
Degraves Espresso Bar
23-25 Degraves St
10
locals recommend
Degraves Street is an excellent spot for breakfast - cobbled laneway - vibrant and full of options
Haven't tried this place but there's lots of good breakfast options down Hardware Lane.
Corner & Bench
408 Bourke St
Haven't tried this place but there's lots of good breakfast options down Hardware Lane.
Spanish tapas right next to Melbourne's famous Hosier Lane grafitti.
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locals recommend
MoVida
1 Hosier Ln
95
locals recommend
Spanish tapas right next to Melbourne's famous Hosier Lane grafitti.
Essentials
IGA just next door for those essentials or snacks - also has bottleshop.
IGA plus liquor
468-478 Collins St
IGA just next door for those essentials or snacks - also has bottleshop.
Entertainment & Activities
Fantastic discount ticket office - you can only buy tickets on the day of the show, pay cash and buy the tickets in person ... try your luck in picking up a ticket to a live show.
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locals recommend
Halftix Melbourne
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locals recommend
Fantastic discount ticket office - you can only buy tickets on the day of the show, pay cash and buy the tickets in person ... try your luck in picking up a ticket to a live show.
Drinks & Nightlife
Interesting decor ... grab a booth if you can.
28
locals recommend
The Carlton Club
193 Bourke St
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locals recommend
Interesting decor ... grab a booth if you can.
African themed bar - fantastic goat curry.
polēpolē kitchen
267 Little Collins St
African themed bar - fantastic goat curry.
Quriky rooftop cocktail bar ... fun place to start a night out.
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locals recommend
Madame Brussels
59 Bourke St
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locals recommend
Quriky rooftop cocktail bar ... fun place to start a night out.
Grungy underground bar that often has great blues bands on a Sunday arvo.
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locals recommend
Cherry
16
locals recommend
Grungy underground bar that often has great blues bands on a Sunday arvo.
Arts & Culture
Check out the Australian Centre for the Moving Image - exhibitions and cinema.
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locals recommend
ACMI
117
locals recommend
Check out the Australian Centre for the Moving Image - exhibitions and cinema.
Wander in to check out the spectacular dome in the reading room.
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locals recommend
State Library Victoria
328 Swanston St
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locals recommend
Wander in to check out the spectacular dome in the reading room.
Large Australian art collection (Aboriginal art, Heidelberg School etc.) plus ever changing touring exhibitions - don't forget to lie down on the floor in the Great Hall and be mesmerised by the stained glass ceiling.
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locals recommend
National Gallery of Victoria
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locals recommend
Large Australian art collection (Aboriginal art, Heidelberg School etc.) plus ever changing touring exhibitions - don't forget to lie down on the floor in the Great Hall and be mesmerised by the stained glass ceiling.
Learn about Australia's immigration history.
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locals recommend
Immigration Museum
400 Flinders St
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locals recommend
Learn about Australia's immigration history.
Shopping
Melbourne's iconic market - fresh food, amazing deli section (Closed Mondays and Wednesdays) - night market on Wednesday nights with free music & loads of food stalls (seasonal - summer & winter). Walk or catch the tram up Elizabeth Street - No. 57, 59 or 19.
62
locals recommend
Queen Victoria Market
62
locals recommend
Melbourne's iconic market - fresh food, amazing deli section (Closed Mondays and Wednesdays) - night market on Wednesday nights with free music & loads of food stalls (seasonal - summer & winter). Walk or catch the tram up Elizabeth Street - No. 57, 59 or 19.