Christmas, New Year and the holiday season tend to leave the city a little quiet. Whether it’s at the beach, overseas or simply trying to escape work, people tend to abandon the city while they have the time to take a break. Some of us, however, have to work and some of us simply aren’t going anyway, because there’s lots to love about Melbourne in summer. For those of you still around, you’ll be pleased to know the following eateries are staying open.

SOUTH EAST

Dukes Coffee Roasters
Closed Christmas day and New Year’s Day

Windsor Deli
Closed from 3pm Christmas Eve to December 27, New Year’s Eve to January 2

Hobba
Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Dino's Deli
Closed December 25–27 and from New Year’s Day to January 3

Friends of Mine
Closed December 24¬–27

Life On Mars
Closed Christmas Day

Pillar of Salt
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and January 2

The Botanical
Closed Christmas Day, Holding a BBQ on Boxing Day; watch the Cricket in Style (formal dining closed Boxing Day and New Year’s Day – other sections remaining open)

Borsch, Vodka and Tears
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day (open the afternoon of January 2)

France Soir
Closed Evening on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Speakeasy Restaurant and Bar
Closed Christmas Day until January 4, except for New Year Eve and New Year’s Day.

NORTH

Birdman Eating
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

Cafe Rosamond
Closed December 30 to January 10

Carlton Espresso
Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve from noon, then from January 1–5

Dench
Closed Christmas Day (but open for bread sales), Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Cavallero
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and December 27, New Year’s Day and January 2. (Breakfast and lunch only through early Jan)

Green Refectory
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Palomino
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Small Block
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Esposito at Toofey’s
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and December 27. Reopening December 28 (dinners only from December 28 to January 16)

Little Creatures Dining Hall
Closed Christmas Day

The Everleigh
Closed December 24 – 27 and New Year’s Day. Open everyday at 5.30pm from January 2.

Southpaw
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Rumi
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 1-2 December. Open for dinner on New Years Eve.

BAYSIDE

Albert Park Deli
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Dead Man Espresso
Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and January 2

Dr Jekyll
Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Fitzrovia
Closed Christmas Eve from 3pm, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve from 3pm, New Year’s Day and January 2

St Ali
Closed from noon Christmas Day (only serving coffee)

Ichi Ni
Closed Lunch Christmas Day (open from 6pm)

Stokehouse
Closed Christmas Day

Circa, The Price
Closed Boxing Day, December 27, New Year’s Day, January 2–3

Albert Park Hotel
Closed Christmas Day Evening

The Local Taphouse
Closed Christmas Day. Open from 11am on Boxing Day, 12-8pm on New Year’s Eve and 12pm till late on New Years Day.

CBD

Journal
Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

City Wine Shop
Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Cup of Truth (COT)
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (Trading hours 7.30am–12.30pm December 23 to January 4)

La Belle Miette
Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Manchester Press
Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Hu Tong
Closed Christmas Day

The Toff
Closed Christmas Day. Gigs on until Christmas Eve and back on until New Year’s Eve.

Madame Brussels
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Chin Chin
Closed Christmas Day and the evening of January 2.

Go Go Bar (below Chin Chin)
Closed Christmas Day.

WEST

Cornershop
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and January 2

Duchess of Spotswood
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and December 27 (open from 8am until the New Year)

Le Chien
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and January 2

Sourdough Kitchen
Closed Christmas Day to January 4

The Premises
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and January 2

This list of Melbourne’s favourites should keep you going until we all meet again in the New Year.

We couldn't include everyone, but please contact us at info@broadsheet.com.au if you would like to add other venues to this list.