The presents are under the tree ready to go. The ham is taking up all of the space in the fridge. Michael Buble’s Christmas album is locked and loaded. Do you really want to worry about coffee after all of that?

We’re in the southern hemisphere – that means no snow or woolly jumpers. But it also means that we get to make whatever we want of Christmas. Maybe that means brunch then a swim, maybe it’s a glass (or two) of wine at a bar in the city. Maybe Christmas isn’t even your thing, and you just need to know where to go when most of your favourite spots are closed.

Here’s who’ll be staying open on the 25th.

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The Espy

Open from 12pm–1am. 15 per cent surcharge.

11 The Esplanade, St Kilda
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Open from 6pm–10am. Colour will be running an all-night Technoir party.

229 Queensberry Street, Carlton

Ned’s Bake

Open from 7am–6pm.

134 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Auction Rooms

Open from 7am–5pm. 18 per cent surcharge.

103-107 Errol Street, North Melbourne

Atticus Finch

Open from 5pm-11pm.

129 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Tim Ho Wan

Open from 10am–10pm.

206 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Section 8

Open from 12pm–11pm.

27-29 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne

Wild Life Bakery

Open from 7.30am–10am for takeaway coffee, bread and pastries only.

90 Albert Street, Brunswick East


Open from 11.30am–2.30pm; 5.30pm–9.30pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

366 Lonsdale Street , Melbourne

Butchers Diner

Open 24/7. 15 per cent surcharge.

10 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Prince Dining Room

Open from 11am–6pm. Set menu only.

2 Acland Street, St Kilda
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