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  • This sunny corner spot service bistro classics and tartines – the French-style open sandwiches. Come for a fancy crab tartine or satisfying steak frites. Plus, a provedore where you can stock up on fancy staples.

  • Southall’s owner grew up at Bombay by Night – the respected Indian restaurant his parents ran for 25 years. Here, he serves 48-hour tandoor-cooked kaali daal, and the same dessert his mum has been making for Melbourne since 1990.

  • Behind arched windows and an egg blue facade, this cosy cafe serves six-inch cakes, toasties, chicken baguettes and salads. Nab a spot on the lawn out the front, or at one of its outdoor tables under a very-French umbrella.