Late December, early January sees Melburnians flock to the coast, country or anywhere but here. This mass evacuation leaves the city eerily quiet. Subsequently many of our favourite cafes and restaurants close their doors during this time for a bit of respite. But for those of us staying home this summer, do not fear, there is still some life in this ghost town. The following cafes and restaurants will remain open (for most of the time, bar the days specified) to feed and caffeinate the masses.

CAFES

South

Liar Liar
Closed: Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Dukes Coffee Roasters
Closed: Christmas and Boxing Day

NorthSouth Eatery
Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve.

Porgie & Mr Jones
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27 January

Windsor Deli - 33 Hornby Street, Windsor
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

North

Pillar of Salt
Closed: Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years Day

Friends of Mine
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27 December.

A Minor Place
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and 2 January

Dench
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day

Small Block
Closed: Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Palomino
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day

Cavallero
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, 2 January

Bayside

Dead Man Espresso
Closed: Christmas Day

Dr Jekyll
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

Miss Jackson
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

St Ali
Closed: Christmas Day and New Years Day (restricted menu for January)

Wall Two 80
Closed: Christmas Day and New Years Day

West

Le Chien
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27 December, New Years Day and 2 January

The Premises
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27 December and New Years Day, 2 and 3 January.

RESTAURANTS

Ichi Ni
Closed: Christmas Day

Stokehouse
Closed: Christmas Day

HuTong
Closed: Christmas Day

The Botanical
Closed: Christmas Day

Borsh, Vodka and Tears
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Eve

France Soir
Closed: Closed Christmas day and New Years Day

So for everyone who doesn't have a holiday house, who have to work and those who just don't want to leave Melbourne, at least you wont starve.

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.