This year January 26 falls on a Sunday, so the national public holiday – officially known as Australia Day – will be marked on Monday, January 27. In recent years, Indigenous Australians and supporters of the Change the Date movement have called it Invasion Day or Survival Day.

However you observe your day off this year, there are plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are staying open. Many have committed to contributing some of their profits to bushfire-affected communities, so grab some brunch and show your support.

Moon Dog World

Open from 12pm–10pm. 15 per cent surcharge. They'll be playing Triple J's Hottest 100 from 1999.

32 Chifley Drive, Preston

Falco Bakery

Open from 8am–2pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

288 Smith Street, Collingwood

Prince Dining Room

Open from 12pm–late.

2 Acland Street, St Kilda
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Open from 11.30am–2pm; 5.30pm–9pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

9-11 Cremorne Street, Cremorne


Open from 11.30am–3pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

76-78 Bridge Road, Richmond
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Welcome to Brunswick

Open from 12pm–10pm. 100 per cent of profits from their "Welcome To Lager" will be donated to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

1 Frith Street, Brunswick


Open from 9am–1am.

Ella, Melbourne Central Corner Latrobe and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne

Counterweight Vinyl & Espresso

Open from 10am–4pm.

32 Chambers Street, Footscray

Black Star Pastry

Open from 8am–4pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

2C Acland Street, St Kilda

Bistro Guillaume

Open from 12pm–2.30pm; 5.30pm–10pm.

Shop 7 Crown Complex 8 Whiteman, Southbank
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Pepe's Italian & Liquor

Open from 12pm–late. 15 per cent public holiday surcharge.

275 Exhibition Street, Melbourne


Open from 12pm–11pm.

299 Lygon Street, Carlton

Piccolo Grand

Open from 12pm–10pm.

331 Burnley, Richmond
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Open from 12pm–10pm.

Crown Riverwalk, Crown Melbourne 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
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The Conservatory

Open from 7am–10.30am; 12pm–3pm; 6pm–10pm.

Level 1 Crown Towers 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
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Open from 12pm–5pm.

43 Spensley Street, Clifton Hill
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Mr Joe

Open from 11am–3pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

362-364 Burnley Street, Richmond
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Lord Lygon

Open from 11am–11pm.

66 Lygon Street, Carlton


Open from 6pm–late. 15 per cent surcharge.

349-351 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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Dainty Sichuan South Yarra

Open from 12pm–3pm; 5pm–11.30pm.

176 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Pidapipo CBD

Open from 12pm–11pm.

8 Degraves Street, Melbourne

Freddy’s Pizza

Open from 5pm–10pm.

78 Chapel Street, Windsor