Queen Elizabeth II is Australia’s official head of state. That has very little bearing on how we live our lives day-to-day, with a couple of exceptions. The most noteworthy? The Queen’s Birthday public holiday, which falls on June 10 this year. The Queen’s actual birthday is in April, but because of how many public holidays there are around then, most Commonwealth states officially celebrate her birthday on a different date that’s better suited to a day off.

In every Australian state except for Queensland and Western Australia, the Queen’s Birthday falls on the second Monday of June. Recently, it’s felt like every other weekend has been a long one, but that won’t be the case much longer: in Melbourne, this is our last public holiday until the Grand Final weekend in September, so make it count. Here are all of the restaurants, bars and cafes staying open to help you make the most of the holiday.

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Open from 11am–12am.

G5 163 Franklin Street, Melbourne

Pidapipo CBD

Open from 12pm–11pm.

8 Degraves Street, Melbourne


Open from 9am to 4pm, 10 per cent surcharge.

31-39 Keele Street, Collingwood


Open from 12pm–late.

297 Lygon Street, Carlton

The Shady Lady

Open from 4pm to 1am.

36 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

King & Godfree Deli

Open from 9am–8pm.

293-297 Lygon Street, Carlton

King & Godfree Espresso Bar

Open from 8am–late.

293-297 Lygon Street, Carlton

Johnny’s Green Room

Open from 12pm–late.

Level 3, 293-297 Lygon Street, Carlton

Cafe Louis

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

93 Moor Street, Fitzroy

Lord Lygon

Open from 11.30am to 10pm.

66 Lygon Street, Carlton

Ima Project Cafe

Open from 8.30pm to 3pm, 15 per cent surcharge.

169 Elgin Street, Carlton

Bicycle Thieves

Open from 8am to 4pm, 15 per cent surcharge.

449 High Street, Northcote

Parkstone Cafe

Open from 8am to 2pm, 10 per cent surcharge.

9 Parkstone Avenue, Pascoe Vale South


Open from 8am to 4pm, 15 per cent surcharge.

187 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy


Open from 8am–9pm, 15 per cent surcharge.

1 Palmer Street, Richmond

Citrico Cocina

Open from 5pm to 11pm, 10 per cent surcharge.

376 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North


Open from 7.30am to 4pm, 15 per cent surcharge.

63 Stanley Avenue, Mount Waverley

The Espy

Open from 12pm to 1am, 15 per cent surcharge.

11 The Esplanade, St Kilda


Open from 5pm to 10pm

242 High Street, Windsor

Mopho Canteen South Yarra

Open from 12pm to 10pm.

74 Toorak Road, South Yarra
373 Malvern Road, South Yarra

Grand Lafayette

Open from 10am–5pm.

9 Clifton Street, Prahran


Open from 5.30pm to 10pm.

6-8 Bluff Road, Black Rock

Hanoi Hannah Vol. II

Open from 12pm–late.

306 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick
15 Gordon Street, Elsternwick

Petit Tracteur

Open from 9am to 5pm, 10 per cent surcharge.

1208 Mornington Flinders Road, Main Ridge


Open from 12pm–late.

26 Esplanade, Williamstown

Victoria Hotel Footscray

Open from 12pm–11pm.

43 Victoria Street, Footscray