This bagel-slinging food truck makes great use of an old car park. Come for Montreal-style bagels filled with all the fan favourites – like smoked salmon, dill and caper cream cheese, chicken salad and brisket pastrami.
A retired AFL player joined forces with his former barista – and a few of his old Collingwood teammates – to open this retro sandwich and bagel joint. Look for the curvy, converted milk bar with the red and white branding.
Go for globally inspired beers, from a West Coast IPA to a French-inspired saison, at this brewery in a converted mechanics’ warehouse. Choose from 12 house taps, or something from the mostly Victorian wine list. Also on the menu are loaded American-inspired burgers, toasties and burrito bowls.
At this coral-coloured ice-creamery, an ex-Coda chef is serving 24 Japanese-inspired flavours – many of them vegan – that really run the gamut. There’s tart fuji apple, creamy matcha pistachio and interesting savoury options like nori and sweet potato.
Find the local institution’s Hawthorn outlet in a Federation-era shopfront inside an old bank. There’s a dedicated history reading nook, a mural-fronted children’s bookstore and a courtyard garden full of native plants. Plus, more than 25,000 titles to peruse.