This time of year is strange: most of us have a fair bit of time off, but so do our favourite venues.

Thankfully, quite a few cafes are staying open between December 21 and January 6 to make sure you get out of the house. Some are old favourites; others are some of the best new spots in town. They’re all worth a visit – use this break as an excuse to finally get to that spot across town you’ve been meaning to visit.

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Fitzrovia

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day.

155 Fitzroy St, St Kilda
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Plain Sailing

Open as normal and on New Year's Day (with 10 per cent surcharge), closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

144 Ormond Road, Elwood

Port of Call

Open as normal and on New Year's Day (with 10 per cent surcharge), closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

7 Bay Road, Sandringham

Left Field

Open as normal and on New Year's Day (with 10 per cent surcharge), closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

358 Koornang Road, Carnegie

Industry Beans

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

Warehouse 3 62 Rose Street, Fitzroy

Industry Beans Lt. Collins

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

345 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Kenny Lover

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day.

796 High Street, Thornbury

Pie Thief

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

297 Barkly Street, Footscray

Small Axe Deli

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

1/625 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Small Axe

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

281 Victoria St, Brunswick

Auction Rooms

Open every day. 18 per cent surcharge on public holidays.

103-107 Errol Street, North Melbourne

Stagger Lee’s

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

276 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Nine Yards

Open as normal and on New Year's Day (with 10 per cent surcharge), closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

228-230 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne

Mörk Chocolate Brew House

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

150 Errol Street, North Melbourne

Ned’s Bake

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

134 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Sir Duke

Open as normal, closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Open on Boxing day with a 15 per cent surcharge.

99 Puckle Street, Moonee Ponds
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Footscray Milking Station

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

35 Bunbury Street, Footscray

Gabriel

Open as normal, closed on public holidays.

187 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy