Chances are, despite all your best intentions, you’ll only have 30 minutes to eat before you’re due to queue at your MIFF film. Here’s where to grab a quick drink or bite on the fly.

The world record for the number of burgers eaten in eight minutes is 108. But that’s irrelevant at Huxtaburger; you may be in a hurry, but you’ll have time to indulge in at least one burger here.

The American-inspired diner is a trusty option – fill up quickly on the way to seeing iconic US author William Buckley and intellectual Gore Vidal battle it out in Best of Frenemies.

La Petite Creperie
Old newsstands can hold unexpected surprises – as you’ll find at La Petite Creperie. For a snappy sugar-fix, pick up a crepe as you waltz down Swanston Street to ACMI. There’s classic Nutella and almond; salted caramel; and the very French chestnut puree. Or, if you’re feeling fancy, a mash-up of fig-and-ginger jam

Mister Close
If you’d rather keep things low-key and healthy, head to Mister Close. One of its tagines or generous salads will do the trick. Old schoolmates Peter Knowles and James English set up this eatery in Midtown Plaza. Their collaboration may get you inspired for Lambert & Stamp, the story of the duo with zero rock‘n’roll knowledge that somehow helped form The Who.

Pastuso has a list of ceviche dishes you can swiftly gobble down. There’s silken tofu, king salmon, warehou, cod or Crystal Bay prawn. The bar also does Peruvian cocktails, great before scurrying over to Kino Cinemas or Treasury Theatre.

See our full MIFF Food and Film Guide here.

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