• Melbourne has a new city coffee joint devoted to toast: Kings and Knaves, next to Flagstaff Station.

• Further north, we’ve also got a new spot devoted to board games. Queen of Spades isn’t your run-of-the-mill cafe that just happens to have a Jenga set.

• New bar and bistro Dolly Gray is all about old-school cocktails, wood-fired meats and 1920s Fitzroy, on Brunswick Street.

• Harvest Australian Liquor is a new online bottle shop for Australian craft spirits.

• The man behind Seddon Wine Store has brought his simple, local formula to Ascot Vale with bottle shop and wine bar on Union Road.

• If you like plants, jaffles and good local coffee, head to Abbotsford: Native Home, House of Plants only stocks Australian flowers and plants.

• Wind down and wine up at The Moon, Collingwood’s latest one-stop wine bar and shop from the guys behind The Alps and Toorak Cellars.

• Dunning Kruger, an intimate bar serving up beer, wine and sweet cherry pies, is coming to Brunswick East.

• Mr Burger has opened in Bentleigh with a space that’s part-American diner, part-industrial edge.

• Windsor will soon be home to Shane Delia’s second Biggie Smalls venue, which opens later this month. How about a feast with 20 mates, on the kebab joint?

Bridge Road Brewers has taken a crack at the wine market, with interesting results, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

• Fargo and Co just opened in Richmond. It’s taken the space of a heritage Commonwealth Bank for a grand 200-seat double-level bar.