Just because you throw your regular schedule out the window for the holiday period doesn’t mean you should go without great coffee, some cocktails, a meal you didn’t have to cook yourself, or any of the other delights that get us through a normal working week. In fact, this time of year is often the best chance we get to finally check out the new places and old favourites we’ve added to our respective lists over the last 12 months.

For everyone playing culinary catch-up, or for those of us that can’t imagine a life without a coffee, meal or drink out on the town, we’ve compiled a list of the summer trading hours of some Melbourne favourites, old and new.

NORTH

Annoying Brother Espresso
Closed December 24 to January 10

Seven Seeds
Closed at 3pm on Christmas Eve
Reopened at 7am January 3

De Clieu
Opened on Christmas Eve 7am-3pm
Closed on Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Opened on?New Year’s Day 9am-5pm

John Gorilla
Closed Christmas Day to January 3

Belle’s Diner
Closed December 23 to January 3

Little Henri
Closed December 24 to January 1

Pope Joan
Closed December 23 to January 4

Two Short Men
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Closed New Year’s Day

Zaatar
Closing December 24, 3pm
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Closed January 1–7

Pillar of Salt
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Closed January 1–2

Brother Alec
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Opening at 8.30am December 27–31
Closed January 1–2

Huxtaburger
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Closed December 31 to January 1

The Beaufort
Closed Christmas Day to January 3

Three Bags Full
Closed December 24 and Christmas Day
Opening at 8am December 26-30
Closed December 31 to January 13

WEST

Common Galaxia
Closing December 23, 3pm with a shorter menu
Closed December 24 & Christmas Day
Closing December 31, 1pm with only coffee available
Closed January 1–2

West 48
Closed Christmas Day

Auction Rooms
Closed December 24 to January 4

Candied Bakery
Closed Christmas Day to January 4

Roller Door
Closed December 23 to January 9

Alice
Closed December 23 to January 14

Sourdough Kitchen
Closed Christmas Day to January 4

Prudence
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Besito
Closed December 24 to January 10

Dig A Pony
Closed Christmas Day to January 3

SOUTH EAST

Friends of Mine
Closed December 24-28
Opened December 28 to January 2 9am-4pm
Opened on New Year’s Day 10am-4pm

Porgie & Mr Jones

Closed December 24-28
Opened December 28 to January 2 9am-4pm
Opened on New Year’s Day 10am-4pm

Baby Cafe & Pizzeria
Closed Christmas Day

Market Lane Coffee
Closed on Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Closed New Year’s Day

Fergus
Closed December 23 to January 14

Two Birds One Stone
Closed December 23 to January 7

Collective Espresso
Closed December 23 to January 3
January 3–5, coffee only
January 5–14, limited menu

Lil Boy Blue
Closed December 23 to January 14

St ALi
Open every day (may close early on Christmas Day)

Claremont Tonic
Closed December 23 to January 8

Coin Laundry
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Closed New Years Day

Hannoi Hannah
Closed December 24 to Boxing Day
Closed January 1–14

Big Boy BBQ
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Closed New Year’s Day

Misschu (South Yarra)
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Closed December 31 to January 1

Hercules Morse
Closed December 24 to January 4

CBD

Brother Baba Budan
Opened on Christmas Eve 7am-3pm
Closed on Christmas Day
Opened on Boxing Day 9am-5pm?
Closed on New Year’s Day

Chin Chin
Closed Christmas Day

Go Go Bar
Closed Christmas Day

Manchester Press
Closed Christmas Day to January 3

Cumulus Inc.
Closed December 23 to January 3

Earl Canteen
Closed December 24 to January 7

Seamstress
Closed December 23 to Christmas Day
Open Boxing Day to December 29, for dinner only
Closed 30 December
Open New Year’s Eve, for dinner only
Closed January 1–2

Nama Nama
Closed December 23 to Christmas Day
Open Boxing Day to December 29
Closed December 30 to January 6

Cup of Truth
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Closed New Year’s Day

Touche Hombre
Closed Christmas Day
Open Boxing Day to December 31, for dinner only
Closed January 1–6

Misschu (Exhibition Street)
Closed December 23 to January 8

Izakaya Den
Open New Year’s Eve
Closed New Year’s Day
Open January 2–6, for dinner only

BAYSIDE

Miss Jackson
Closed December 24 to January 7

Olie & Arie
Closed December 24 to January 6

Primrose Hill Deli
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Closed New Year’s Day

Station Street Trading Company
Closed December 23 to January 4

The Petty Officer
Closed December 23 to January 6

Hausfrau
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Closed New Year’s Day

Cellar Bar
Open every day

Half Moon
Closed Christmas Day to January 6

Senor BBQ
Closed Boxing Day

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