Humble Harry Roasting Co
This generous big-hearted café is so worth travelling for, even if you don’t live in the outer north. Run by two local boys with a keen eye for coffee, they roast their beans onsite and serve up an array of vibrant dishes – think sesame falafels with sweet potato hummus and smoked shakshuka with eggplant, okra, goats curd and sumac. Drink options stretch from Turkish ...
The Carringbush Hotel
At 130 years, the Carringbush proves that an old dog can indeed learn new tricks, relaunching as a fresh new pub that’s all about sustainability. With new owners at the helm, they’ve created an entirely vegetarian and vegan menu that will satisfy even the biggest of meat lovers. Dig into the likes of smoked potato and eggplant dumplings, maple teriyaki tofu and spiced sweet-potato steaks. ...
FOMO Wine Bar Restaurant
Generous views of the Yarra and a weekly-changing menu makes the name of this uber-classy wine bar a self-fulfilling prophecy. The wine list spotlights antipodean drops ranging from Mudgee shiraz to Macedon Chardonnay, while the Australian-European menu features dishes such as ricotta-filled zucchini flowers and pressed lamb shoulder in soubise and black truffle.
The Hardware Societe Melbourne
A decade of non-stop queues, thousands of lobster benedicts and a branch in Paris later, Melbourne brunch institution Hardware Société has finally moved to bigger premises. Lush with salmon pinks, deep greens and marble pendant lights, their new digs in Katherine Place also opens on Friday nights for spritzes and bar snacks. Come sundown, novel bites like jamon manchego croquettes and savoury choux will be ...
At their second location in Greensborough, Infuse with the delicious flavour-packed fusions they’re known for. There’s a breakfast bonza that stuffs five spiced roast pork belly, sriracha, slaw, crackling and fried egg inside a warm croissant, or wholesome Thai salmon, zucchini and corn fritters dressed in tangy green chilli dressing. With coffee by lauded Canberra roasters ONA and fluffy Japanese-style souffle pancakes for sweet tooths, ...