Restaurants

The Happy Mexican

Restaurant

This small, modestly decorated restaurant sits on a stretch of road best known for horrendous traffic. Yet the food is entirely legit, whether you’re here for tacos, burritos or tortas.

Tom Toon Thai Noodle Cafe

Restaurant

A quaint little Thai restaurant on the edge of Abbotsford.

Rita's Cafeteria

Restaurant

Quality pizza and pasta just across from Victoria Park on Johnston Street.

The Park Hotel

Restaurant

A neighbourhood pub, more than 150 years old, by the team behind The Royston.

Kappaya

Restaurant

Abbotsford's premier Japanese soul food cafe.

Thaiger Rabbit

Restaurant

One of Melbourne’s most authentic Thai eateries.

Cafes

Kelso’s Sandwich Shoppe

Cafe

Quick and affordable sandwiches, plus bottomless filter coffee.

The Farm Cafe

Cafe

A relaxed cafe in the middle of a paddock.

AU79

Cafe

A sleek cafe, bakery and roastery, with big plans.

Admiral Cheng-Ho

Cafe

Wholesome food and artisan coffee by the team behind Monk Bodhi Dharma.

Cam's Cafe

Cafe

A simple cafe tucked into the wings of the Abbotsford Convent.

Three Bags Full

Cafe

Abbotsford's first serious cafe, and still one of its best.

Bars

Moon Dog OG

Bar

A quirky brewery bar with pizzas, free popcorn and an anything-goes spirit.

Bodriggy Brewing Co

Bar

A South and Central American menu worth travelling for, natural wines on tap and room for 400 punters.

Lulie

Bar

One of the friendliest, most relaxed bars in town.

Aviary Hotel

Bar

A cosy bar and eating house in the heart of Little Saigon.

Dr Morse

Bar

This Abbotsford bar, eatery and coffee takeaway window is a Johnston Street cure-all.

The Retreat Hotel

Bar

One of the few pubs in Melbourne with a true heritage fit-out.

Shops

Dutch Vinyl

Shop

There’s nothing cheap or DIY about this refined record store.

Nicholas & Alistair

Shop

Forget whatever you think about pre-loved furniture stores – this one is different.

LOTT Studio and Maekar

Shop

Catch two jewellery makers in action, then order a custom piece.

FME Apparel

Shop

Sophisticated womenswear that’s made to last.

Hub 301

Shop

Forward-thinking house and techno records from a veteran of the scene.