The self-proclaimed queen of rice paper rolls in Sydney and Melbourne.
The brand's flagship in the CBD.
Some of the best dumplings you'll have outside of Shanghai.
5:30pm - 10:30pm
Beechworth Honey CBD
A city store, 140 years in the making.
Arcade-game-themed burgers geared for takeaway.
Andrew’s Burgers CBD
A second outpost from this slinger of traditional Aussie burgers, no brioche buns in sight.
Rustica Canteen CBD
A no-fuss dining hall where sandwiches are the main attraction.
Workshop Brothers CBD
Specialty coffee and Doughboys doughnuts. Enough said.
Lune Croissanterie CBD
The second outpost for Melbourne's most revered croissants. Expect to queue for at least 15 minutes, if not longer.
Cue, Lune CBD
The outrageously popular croissanterie’s second outpost has landed, and with queues already gathering the day before it opens, you know it’s going to be good.
Axil Coffee Roasters CBD Espresso Bar
Stylish, standing-room-only coffee on Flinders Lane.
The Organic Food and Wine Deli CBD
An ethical and organic haven among the skyscrapers.
Dexter Team Opens Cheek in the CBD
We expected just another American barbeque restaurant. What we got is much more exciting.
Best Cocktail Bars in the CBD
Sometimes, beer and wine just don't cut it. In those times, you need cocktails. Be it a well-made Negroni, or a complex, multi-layered sipper, Melbourne has a wealth of places to partake. These are our favourites, ranging from casual spots, to table service venues where the staff wear waistcoats. But without fail, they all know their spirits.
A Gym for the Musically Inclined Arrives in the CBD
Trade your lunchtime workout for a jam session with music lessons at any time of day at The Music Gym.
Shannon Bennett Is Opening a Tiny CBD Coffee Spot
When Barista opens on Tuesday, there’ll be salads, sangas and pastries by Vue Group chefs, and $1 coffee if you BYO cup.
Lune’s Long-Awaited CBD Store Opens Next Week
The cult croissanterie’s second shop will be reminiscent of its Fitzroy sibling, but built for the city crowd, with a truncated menu, and espresso bar-style benches so visitors can down a pain au chocolat and coffee between meetings.
One More Sleep: Lune’s CBD Store Opens Tomorrow
The second outpost of the cult croissanterie is ready. Are you?
A laneway bar with unique liqueurs and classic Italian bites. Come for the spritz; stay for the cicchetti.
Eyal Shani’s Israeli pita haven came to Melbourne, via Paris and Vienna.
Burgers, steak sandwiches and duck-heart yakitori, 24 hours a day.
A bar dedicated to the agave-based spirit, with more than 60 varieties.
An Italian-influenced Argentinian spot by the San Telmo and Pastuso team.
Backed by more than three decades of knowhow.
Australia’s first eSports bar.
Caviar, crab crumpets and dry-aged duck at a New York-style supper club.
A vegan cafe serving burgers, desserts, smoothies and fries.
The Practical Man
This Melbourne concept store asks men to think about what they wear when they sweat, as well as out to breakfast.
Twenty-hour filter coffee served at a New York pace.
Clean-eating smoothies, salads and fruit bowls in Katherine Place’s mini food district.
Affordable, quality basics in a spectrum of colours.
Beautifully executed pan-Asian offerings by Andrew McConnell.
A bona fide meat dungeon.
5:00pm - 12:00am
A plush paradise for women, where you can sip martinis while you get your nails done.
The Grain Store
Breathing culinary life into the business end of Flinders Lane.
6:00pm - 9:30pm
The award-winning cocktail crew from 1806 bring their skill and flair to The Understudy, and get a little experimental.
The young roastery now has a permanent outpost in the CBD.
A cocktail connoisseur’s dream.
A tiny coffee shop below Seamstress.
An Italian bistro on Little Collins Street with a retro vibe.
Pieces of Eight
A magical, contemporary jewellery wonderland.
A stock list that reads like Kate Moss' black book.
A cheap, cheerful, kitsch cafe.
Redefining the foccacia at Fugazza.
The Bottom End
A clever pub, disco and diner hybrid from the man behind legendary nightclub Honkytonks.