Ziggy’s in Balaclava is all about full flavours with no frills.
Chef Coskun Uysal ships the flavours of modern Istanbul to downtown Balaclava.
A modern-Japanese take on the traditional Izakaya.
6:00pm - 11:30pm
A second casual Italian diner by the people at Cicciolina, just down the road in Balaclava.
Coconuts on Carlisle Street.
A Carlisle Street veteran that has stood the test of time.
A home away from home for the Kiwis.
Vibrant colours and storybook prints define this Melbourne womenswear brand.
Si Senor Art Taqueria
Authentic Mexican street food and a killer courtyard to enjoy it in.
5:00pm - 10:00pm
There’s nothing faux-industrial about this cafe, where the tables are made of old machinery.
A self-serve yoghurt bar with more than 22 toppings to choose from.
A family-run bakery chain for bagel lovers.
Wall Two 80
Possibly the most famous wall in Melbourne, Wall Two 80 is much more than that.
Poppy and Seed Bagelry
Bagels, doughnuts, coffee and smoothies next to Balaclava Station.
Monk Bodhi Dharma
A tiny brick cubby serving up breakfast, lunch and the occasional dinner.
Restaurants of Australia: Africola
Adelaide meets Africa to create a singular restaurant unlike anything seen before … on any continent.
Restaurants of Australia: Millbrook
A grow-it-yourself winery restaurant leading the way with accessible, seasonal, plant-based dining.
Restaurants of Australia: Igni
The first in our new series examining the country’s best restaurants is a classic story of boy meets grill, set in coastal Victoria.
Restaurants of Australia: Saint Peter
Delicious. Sustainable. Fun. This smart-casual Sydney diner is a blueprint for fish restaurants of the future.
Creative Californian-Japanese food among 1960s Japanese art and modern, plush surroundings.
Heightened family recipes and Gippsland wine come together in this converted 1800s stable.
6:00pm - 10:00pm
A polished Italian diner that’s ditched the traditional red-and-white tablecloths for contemporary art and modern plating techniques.
A bar and restaurant all about fine food, but without fine-dining airs.
Pork crackling and crispy chicken-katsu rolls served until the early hours.
Stillwater at Crittenden Estate
Fine wine since 1982, and food to match.
Sushi tacos, spicy prawn sliders, and two varieties of pizza in a dimly lit diner.
A stylish brewpub putting classic Italian dishes side-by-side with American bar snacks, with a Melbourne-born brewer trained in Germany.
Hanoi Hannah New Quarter
It’s the biggest and boldest of all the Hanoi Hannah venues.