• One of our best fine-dining chefs has found Melbourne’s top falafel. Another’s tracked down the tastiest banh mi in town. And a third secretly lives on cheese toasties. Here’s where they’re all eating this autumn.

Fine-dining stalwart Vue de Monde has a new executive chef – and he’s only 24 years old.

• The team responsible for some of Melbourne’s most popular daytime diners is back with a new 130-seat cafe.

This Lune and Supernormal collaboration is the queen of pastry.

This south-side newcomer is doing African brunch infused with native Australian ingredients and cold-brew that’s more cocktail than coffee.

Mould: a Cheese Festival is returning for its third year.

• Alejandro Saravia is opening a three-storey diner with a rooftop restaurant and a farm-to-table deli in the middle of the CBD

• Here they are: the best cafes in Moonee Ponds.

• Settle into the glasshouse at one of Melbourne's prettiest restaurants for the only Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event devoted to brunch. And make sure you come hungry.

• Head to this Americana-inspired diner in the west for sliders, cinnamon-dusted pulled pork doughnuts and popcorn chicken.