When you think about it, it’s weird that we commemorate the efforts of the Labour Movement by taking a day off. But that’s exactly what the unionists would have wanted. They started the eight-hour-work-day movement in Australia back in the 1850s, and we have them to thank for our workers’ rights.

But plenty of hospo heroes will be working on the Labour Day public holiday, keeping bars, cafes and restaurants open so you can make the most of your day off. Time to tick some of these off your list.

Bia Hoi

Open from 12pm–8.30pm.

235 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley


Open from 7pm–2am.

229 Queensberry Street, Carlton

Time & Place

Open from 8am-2pm.

929 Centre Road, Bentleigh East

Oasis Fairfield

Open from 9am–5pm.

96 Station Street, Fairfield


Open from 8am–4pm.

3 189 Bridge Road, Richmond

Piccolo Grand

Open from 12pm-10pm.

331 Burnley, Richmond
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Black Star Pastry

Open from 8am–4pm.

2C Acland Street, St Kilda

Oakridge Wines

Open for lunch from 11.30am–3pm. Cellar door open for tastings from 10am–3pm.

864 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream
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Nine Yards

Open from 7.30am–4pm.

228-230 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne

Rising Embers

Open from 5.30pm–9.30pm.

Level 1 139 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Winter Malvern

Open from 7am–4pm.

1E Winter Street, Malvern

Thai Town

Open from 12pm–1am.

Shop 25 Artemis Lane, Melbourne

Seville Estate

Cellar door open from 10am-5pm.

65 Linwood Road, Seville


Open from 3pm–late.

323 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne

300 Grams

Open from 4pm–9pm.

313 High Street, Northcote


Open from 8am–3pm.

20/2 Maddock Street, Windsor