Everyone deserves a break, but some champions are opting to stay open over the summer.

Below are holiday trading hours for a selection of Melbourne’s cafes, bars and restaurants, so you can indulge and unwind.

*Note: This list indicates which days a venue will be closed or trading within special holiday hours. Outside of those days, the venues will be open for business as usual.

CAFES

CBD

Sun Moth Canteen & Bar
Open everyday.
From December 23 to January 9 there will be limited food menu, open 12pm to 11pm.

Manchester Press
Open except for Christmas Day to January 2

NORTH

Everyday Coffee
Open Christmas Day 9am to 12pm
Open Boxing Day to New Year's Eve 8am to 5pm
Open New Year's Day 9am to 3pm

Admiral Cheng Ho
Open Christmas Day 7am to 10am, takeaway coffees only (proceeds go to charity Sol De Mañana)
Open Boxing Day 8am to 5pm
Open December 27 8am to 5pm
Open December 28 to 30 7am to 4pm
Closed New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

CH James
Open except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Barry
Open except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and January 2

Fifteen Pounds
Open except for Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Mondays throughout January

Il Melograno
Open except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Proud Mary
Closed from 2pm, Christmas Eve until 7am, January 4.

Aunty Peg's
Open except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

SOUTH EAST

St Ali
Open 7am to 6pm everyday

Ernest V
Open Christmas Day and Boxing Day

BAWA
Open except for Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and January 2

Mammoth
Open except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Two Lost Boys
Open Christmas Day 8am to 12pm, takeaway coffees and cakes only
Open Boxing Day 8am to 2pm
Open December 27 8am to 4pm
Open December 28 8am to 2pm
Open December 29 and 30 6.30am to 4pm
Open New Year's Eve 6.30am to 2pm
Open New Year's Day 8am to 2pm

Lennox Coffee & Kitchen
Open December 24 7am to 2pm
Open Christmas Day 8am to 12pm, takeaway coffee and cakes only
Closed January 26 to Jan 1

Fifty Acres
Open except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day

WEST

Pepper
Open except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and December 30 to January 3

Giddyup Mule
Open except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Open Boxing Day 8am to 2pm

Duchess of Spotswood
Open except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Cornershop
Open except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Closed for dinner December 21 to January 3, open for breakfast and lunch

BAYSIDE

Galleon
Open until 12pm on Christmas Eve, then closed until January 3

Hannah
Open except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Little Ox
Open except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Open Christmas Eve 6.30am–2pm

Cornerstone and Co
Open Christmas Eve 7am–3pm
Open Christmas Day 7am–11am, then closed until January 12

RESTAURANTS

CBD

Menya Sandaime
Open as usual

Longrain
Open except for Christmas Day to December 28 and New Year's Day
Open for dinner December 29 to New Year's Eve

Chin Chin
Open except for Christmas Day

NORTH

Biggie Smalls
Open except for Christmas Day
Open New Year’s Eve 12pm–9pm and New Year’s Day 12pm–10pm

Welcome to Thornbury
Open except for Christmas Day

Builders Arms and Moon Under Water
Open except for Christmas Day

Estelle by Scott Pickett
Open Christmas Eve for dinner only
Closed Christmas Day
Open Boxing Day for dinner only
Closed December 27 & 28
Open December 29 & 30 dinner only
Open New Year's Eve for set menu (bookings essential)

Jinda Thai
Open except for December 23 to 26

SOUTH-EAST

Entrecote
Open except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Luxembourg Bar & Bistro
Closed Christmas Day to December 28
Open December 29 5pm to late
Open December 30 and New Year's Eve 12pm to late
Closed New Year's Day

Hawker Hall
Open except for Christmas Day

Royal Saxon
Open except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

WEST

8Bit
Open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day until 8pm
Open except for Christmas Day

Union Food and Wine
Closed December 24 to 30
Open for dinner service only on New Year’s Eve
Closed New Year’s Day to January 22

BAYSIDE

Tenpin
Open except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day

I Carusi II
Open except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

Ichi Ni
Open everyday, as per usual

St Hotel
Open except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve 12pm to late

Dandelion
Open except for Christmas Day to December 28 and New Year’s Day

BARS

CBD

Union Electric
Open except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Closing at 10pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

Heartbreaker
Open except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Belleville
Open except for Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and January 18

Arbory
Open everyday, as per usual. Hosting a New Year’s Eve ticketed event 8pm–1am.

NORTH

Bad Frankie
Open except for Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

The Everleigh
Open except for Christmas Day and New Year's Eve

Le Bon Ton
Open for Christmas Day set menu.
Closed December 28 to 30
Open for dinner service only on New Year's Eve (1am close).
Closed New Year's Day.

Marion
Closed Christmas Eve lunch, open for dinner
Open except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Open New Year’s Eve

Milk the Cow
Open except for Christmas Day

127 Brunswick Street
Open everyday over the Christmas period (from 5pm on Christmas Day, December 28 and New Year's Day).

Black Pearl
Open except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

SOUTH EAST

Ugly Duckling
Open Christmas Day 5pm to late and New Year’s Eve 5pm to late
Open except for January 1 to 5

Saint.Urban
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Open lunch and dinner Boxing Day and dinner on New Year’s Eve
Closed December 27 to December 30 and January 4 to 6

Leonard's House of Love
Open New Year’s Eve
Open except for December 25 to 28 and New Year’s Day

WEST

Public Life
Open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
Open except for Christmas Day, and January 2 to 13

The Valley Cellar Door
Open except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
Open New Year’s Eve 12pm to 6pm

Acqua e Vino
Open except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

BAYSIDE

The Milton
Open except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Open New Year’s Eve 4pm–3am

Harry & Frankie
Open except for December 25 to 30 and New Year’s Day
Open New Year’s Eve from 4pm

Nelson Rum Bar
Open Christmas Day from 4pm
Open except for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

Bar di Stasio
Open except for Christmas Day
Open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day