This swish bar – decked out in emerald marble and plush velvet – was once a Bakers Delight. Now, it's a buzzy bistro and wine bar from a former Fitzroy Town Hall head chef and the owner of nearby wine bar Barkley Johnson. Visit for a caramelised-onion baguette, whole fish swimming in miso butter and a peachy aperitif cocktail.
This bright, buttercup-yellow restaurant is inspired by the owner's travels through Central America. Entrees lean North American and include jalapeno poppers and chilli fries. Things get more serious at mains, where tacos, quesadillas, burritos and nachos are made with La Tortilleria tortillas.
This light and airy cafe serves dishes from across Asia. Get in early for intricate Japanese breakfast sets, alongside dishes like Hong Kong-style congee and Korean bibimbap. Plus, Vietnamese coffee served hot or cold, matcha and hojicha lattes and more.
Hit this neighbourly cafe for crumpets drizzled in honey, punchy chilli scramble, and pastries courtesy of Penny for Pound. Enjoy your brunch and top-notch Industry Beans coffee amid the bright and earthy interiors, or grab some pastries and be on your way.
Most of the menu here is vegan (including the baklava), with one notable exception: deep-fried haloumi fries. And the Lebanese-style falafels are served like an open souvlaki on pita with hummus and four types of salad.
Can’t get a booking at the Yarraville fine diner? Want an alternative to the stellar tasting menu? Go next door for salt-and-vinegar fish skins and “ducklava”, or small-batch aperitivi poured by their maker.
Slide into this family-run gelateria for scoops of classic Italian gelati (like fior di latte and pistachio) alongside more experimental takes like pancake or pumpkin pie. Plus, find dairy-free sorbet and creamy cakes to go.
The lines form early (and out the door) at this no-frills deli. Its main draw is the Rocco Roll – an Italian-style sub that’s made-to-order with antipasti, cold-cuts and cheese. But the cannoli, jam donuts and coffee by Reverence are also worth the wait.