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.
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 laneway bar with unique liqueurs and classic Italian bites. Come for the spritz; stay for the cicchetti.
A bar dedicated to the agave-based spirit, with more than 60 varieties.
Australia’s first eSports bar.
The award-winning cocktail crew from 1806 bring their skill and flair to The Understudy, and get a little experimental.
A cocktail connoisseur’s dream.
The Bottom End
A clever pub, disco and diner hybrid from the man behind legendary nightclub Honkytonks.
A great enthusiastic bar with a total lack of pretension.
The Toff in Town
Curtin House’s dark, glamorous second-floor bar.
Opulence meets wartime misery in this Berlin-inspired cocktail bar hidden away in the city.
The Carlton Club
An eccentric bar, eatery and rooftop that attracts all sorts.
The Croft Institute
A science lab-themed institution hidden two turns-deep in an incredibly dingy alleyway.
Dexter Team Opens Cheek in the CBD
We expected just another American barbeque restaurant. What we got is much more exciting.
A wine bar that's all about supporting women in the industry.
Whether it’s spaghetti, smoked-eel parfait or jelly slices, the Grossi family’s new venture will guarantee you’ll be eating (and drinking) in style, post midnight.