This year's January 28 public holiday comes at the end of a weekend that holds different significance for Australia's myriad communities. For many Australians Saturday January 26 is Survival Day, not Australia Day as it’s marked on most calendars. It can be a day for remembrance, or a day to celebrate the best of Australia.

However you choose to end your three days off, here are some of the best cafes, restaurants, bars at which to refuel.

CBD

Asado
6 Riverside Quay, Southbank, Melbourne
12pm–late

Arbory Afloat
1 Flinders Walk, Melbourne
11am–1am

Pidapipo CBD
8 Degraves Street, Melbourne
12pm–11pm

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Guild Cafe
328 Swanson Street, Melbourne
8am–6pm

NORTH

King & Godfree
293–297 Lygon Street, Carlton
K&G Espresso bar, 7am–late
K&G Deli, 8am–8pm
Johnny's Green Room, 12pm–late

Bentwood
237 Napier St, Fitzroy
7am–4pm

Wolf and Swill
901 High Street, Thornbury
4pm–12am (10 per cent surcharge)

Parkstone Cafe
9–13 Parkstone Avenue, Pascoe Vale South
8am–2pm

Cafe Louis
93 Moor Street, Fitzroy
8am–4pm (15 per cent surcharge)

Gabriel
187 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
8am–4pm (15 per cent surcharge)

CIBI
33–39 Keele Street Collingwood
9am–4pm

Ima Project Cafe
169 Elgin Street, Carlton
8.30am–4pm (10 per cent surcharge)

The Shady Lady
36 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
4pm–1am

SOUTH

Lenny 3206
113 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park
7am–3pm

Good Times Milk Bar
83 Tucker Road, Bentleigh
8am–4pm

Ciao Cielo
115 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
12pm–10pm (10 per cent surcharge)

Clubhouse Malvern
1290-1292 Malvern Road, Malvern
7am–4pm

Two Boys One Beagle and A Coffee Shop
59 Kareela Road, Frankston
8am–1pm

Hotel Esplanade
11 The Esplanade, St Kilda
11am–2am (10 per cent surcharge)

Elichi Restaurant
6 Bluff Road, Black Rock
5.30pm–10pm

Little Green
667 Chapel Street, South Yarra
8am–3pm

Tipico Restaurant
242 High Street, Windsor
5pm–10.30pm

Galah
216a High Street, Windsor
3pm–1am

EAST

Monroe
189 Bridge Road, Richmond
8am–3pm

Stanley
74–80 Stanley Ave, Mount Waverley
7am–4pm

WEST

Sebastian
26 Esplanade, Williamstown
10am–10pm

Luxsmith Restaurant and Bar
5 Gamon Street, Seddon
5.30pm–10pm