• Farm-to-table eatery Half Acre has landed in South Melbourne, with a beautiful glass-roofed dining room.

• Some restaurateurs believe Uber Eats and Deliveroo have a digital chokehold on Australian restaurants. So why can’t they walk away?

• The Dexter crew has a new CBD spot, and it’s more than just another American barbeque joint.

• More exciting stuff for the city: outrageously popular croissanterie Lune has arrived.

• And Shannon Bennett’s new coffee bar, Barista, is opening there tomorrow. He’s doing $1 coffee if you BYO cup.

• Also in the CBD, Guild Cafe has launched in a once-closed section of the 162-year-old State Library. It’s part of its $88.1 million refurbishment. Head in for almond-milk coffee slushies.

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A chilled out new brewery bar has landed on Collingwood’s Smith Street. There’s no kitchen, but you can order pizza from two doors up.

• Here are five new Japanese diners to try; they span modern and inventive and casual with a cult following.

• Melbourne’s pop-up dessert king, Pierre Roelofs, is bringing his famed Dessert Tubes to a new, permanent home.

• In Thornbury, the Wolf and Swill crew keeps things delightfully simple: pizza, beer and not much more.

MAAP cycling has a new HQ in North Melbourne, serving pastries by Cobb Lane and great coffee from Proud Mary.

• Street food and produce market Hank Marvin has a second site in the south.

• The co-founder of the now-retired Rootstock natural wine festival is behind a new Aussie-born sour beer called Foudre #1.

Hanoi Hannah is putting on Vietnamese yum cha (with bottomless booze).