Pig’s head buns, hot meat doughnuts, prime cuts with salted caramel. Dexter is in a league of its own.
A South Asian eatery and specialty supermarket where you can buy dinner from $8.95.
This old-school diner does three-cheese poutine, beef brisket burgers, deep-fried pickles and slices of classic cherry pie. And every item on the menu can be made vegan.
Take a low stool and slurp up Tokyo-style ramen loaded with handmade wheat noodles and untraditional toppings.
A restaurant and bar with as little or as much class as you need.
American-style pizza and tunes until late.
Specialty coffee at the Preston Market.
A gluten-free paradise that's also kid-friendly.
An arepa cafe serving the Colombian flatbread snack with spiced hot chocolate, sugarcane juice and Aussie-style coffee.
Nana-chic with a pan-Asian flavour.
Fifty years of family history underpin this modern cafe.
Moon Rabbit supports its local community by selling jaffles, coffee and house-made slices.
An Englishman, a Canadian and plenty of fresh beer.
One of Australia’s best winemakers is behind this unusual cellar door, which feels like a mix between a brewery and a dive bar.
Capacity for 725 patrons. An indoor waterfall (which cascades into a lagoon). A hidden tiki disco bar. A giant beer garden. Beyond the bells and whistles, one of Melbourne’s earlier independent breweries still amply delivers on the drinks front.
Family photos on the wall, prosecco by the glass and Italian snacks from the kitchen.
A piano bar in Preston (for amateurs and experts).
The DIY spirit is alive and well at this cheap and cheerful north-side bar.
This Preston gelateria combines traditional techniques with experimental flavours such as matcha, coconut and gorgonzola.
Choose from more than 200 varieties of greenery, including architectural “jungle cacti” and fishtail palms, and get advice on how to avoid killing them while you’re there.
Pinky’s is brimming with clothing, homewares and books among literal wall-to-wall art.
A bottleshop and bar that feels like a mature sharehouse (in a good way).
A uniquely Melbourne fashion and accessories brand.
Some say this is the northern edge of Melbourne's “latte belt”.
The theme here is spacious and relaxed.
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