Guide to Docklands
The once-sleepy end of town is undergoing a major transformation. In partnership with District Docklands, we unearth the highlights of the waterside precinct.
Deep in the corporate sector of Docklands, decent food and coffee with soul is a sight for sore eyes. Long Shot has opened its doors to feed and caffeinate the needy workers.
A specialty coffee shop in Docklands with a maritime charm.
Five to Try: Melbourne’s Best New Cafes
From a sleek bakery in South Yarra to a 1950s deli-inspired spot in Ascot Vale, here are some places to try this weekend.
Story Coffee & Foodstore
The third chapter for Dukes Coffee Roasters serves a corporate Docklands crowd.
Five to Try: Sydney Cafes for Freelancing
An ambitious Spanish bar and eatery in Docklands.
Panini and handmade Italian sweets make this a sandwich shop worth seeking.
Authentic Napoli pizza in Docklands from the pizzaioli behind 400 Gradi.
Seven To Try: Melbourne Cafes For Working Solo
Traditional bagels with innovative fillings.
Melbourne’s Best Kid-Friendly Cafes
Best Melbourne cafes for a successful outing with small people.
Eight New Cafes to Try in Melbourne
From under the City Baths, to a former brothel – there are some interesting new places to brunch.
Australia’s Best Restaurants, Bars and Cafes with Outdoor Spaces
When it comes to eating and drinking outdoors Australian cities boast an embarrassment of riches to choose from. Here’s a guide to some of our finest.
Eight New Melbourne Cafes and Restaurants You Should Try
From neon-lit fish tanks in Fitzroy to breakfast nasi goreng in Prahran.
Dukes Tells a New Story in the Docklands
The folks behind Dukes Coffee Roasters have opened their third cafe, Story, in the Docklands.
The Australian Restaurants, Cafes and Bars Opening Overseas
These venues are successful on home turf, but how will they fare further afield?
Cafes Opening Early for the Dawn Service
If you’re paying your respects at the Shrine on Anzac Day, here’s where you’ll find an early-morning coffee.
It’s Happening: Lune Pastries Will Be Available at Some Melbourne Cafes
The cult croissants are spreading.
Leaving Melbourne doesn’t mean you have to forsake good coffee. Here are a few places where you can get a decent cup of coffee when you’re down by the coast.
A frozen desserts store from pastry chef Christy Tania.
A traditional country bakery set along the rail trail.
Salads, soups, sliders and reusable breakfast Tupperware in the CBD.
A compact “natural-coffee” bar.
Merchant & Maker
Outstanding coffee and a metropolitan-inspired menu.
Raw food and sweets in an industrial fit-out.
Melbourne brunches with a Cambodian twist.
An Ottolenghi-inspired cafe with a rooftop for outdoor brunching.
A healthy cafe with an eye on current trends.
The Shot House
House-roasted coffee, almond milk and scrolls.
One of the prettiest cafes in Melbourne.
Outstanding coffee hidden in the back streets.
Allpress coffee, seasonal eats and a wall of jams.
A pair of traditional, family-run bagel shops.