Coffee specialists and self-proclaimed foodies, this light-filled café has one goal – to fill you with nourishing and delicious food. Boasting an impressive and unique all-day brunch menu, Frank and Ginger’s simple yet tasty plates are seasonal, fresh and can be enjoyed in the comfort of their home or yours.
A warm and welcoming eatery, Milk n Honey is a friendly neighbourhood hotspot loved for its signature pizzas and relaxed atmosphere. With their Mediterranean-inspired menu serving up fresh wholesome plates, its renowned amongst locals for its vegan, vegetarian and Kosher-friendly fare.
Collective Espresso is a light-filled coffee house serving up an array of all-day brunch delights, from classic no-fuss choices to indulgent belly-fillers. Pull up a pew around their communal dining table or grab a coffee to go – anything goes at this laidback local hangout.
Top customer service, locally roasted beans and the best of Melbourne’s produce; Dish and Spoon’s priorities are on point. Offering colourful plates, home-style sweets treats and top coffee brews, it’s not hard to see why it’s become one of the Camberwell favourites.
A cosy local haunt topped with an open-air deck adorned with festoon lighting, Mother’s Milk is an all-rounder for any occasion. With a twin sister venue in Windsor, their specialty is creating top-notch cocktails, best enjoyed with friends while experiencing their live entertainment.
The Little Ox is a light and bright café in the Brighton backstreets, easily spotted with its iconic stripy exterior. Whether you settle into their homely eatery, or perch outside and enjoy the sunshine, their all-day menu of classic brekkies, larger plates and home blend coffee has got you sorted.
Sons of Mary is a local staple featuring modern Australian fare in a polished Brooklyn-inspired setting. A family-friendly eatery rich in atmosphere, locals love their all-day dining menus featuring an array of colourful and nourishing dishes. With an extensive wine list, Sons of Mary is perfect for group dining.
Zia Rina’s Cucina is much loved for its honest homestyle Italian cuisine with a modern flare. A la carte dining paired with a selection of handpicked Italian wines, the kitchen likes to keep their guests on their toes with their popular 3-course set menu changing nightly.
Phillipa's Bakery is where you can enjoy homemade treats and baked wholesome food with all the hard work taken care of. Using family recipes and natural ingredients, Phillippa’s specialises in artisan breads, sweet and savoury tarts and an array of tasty takeaway provisions.
A classic Melbourne pub with a refreshed contemporary appeal, The Middle Park Hotel is a one-stop shop for dining, nightlife and accommodation. Boasting one of Australia’s longest bars, the menus are proudly Victorian with a hand-picked selection of beers and wines to accompany their fresh bistro plates and renowned cuts of steak.
An elegant boutique-inspired eatery within a historic hotel, the marble clad bar and vibrant floral mural is just the beginning. With regular family-friendly events, weekly menu specials and dining for all occasions, The Vincent can cater for just about anything. Their a la carte menu serves up classic pub fare rich in locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.
An intimate venue for dinner or a late-night dessert, Kamel serves up Middle Eastern and North African favourites with a modern flare. The colourful mezze-style menu has something for everyone and is enjoyed best when shared. Be sure to pick up a pack of traditional Turkish Delight on your way out.
It’s been a long wait, but legendary ramen shop Gogyo has finally arrived in Melbourne. They’re famed for their burnt miso ramen, which features a smoky yet smooth broth that’s made using theatrical techniques – they literally set miso and fat on fire. It’s an intensely rich bowl, and not for the faint of heart, while other options include tonkotsu, chilli shoyu and a veggie soba made with a shoyu porcini base. Assemble a spread with sashimi and snacky sides, ...
There are few pleasures in life as blissful as a juicy burger hitting an empty stomach, and when Glen Huntly locals get a hankering they head to Burger Bliss. The casual modern eatery serves two-hander beauties stuffed with beef patties, slow-cooked brisket, fried chicken, flake or vegie patties boosted by a multitude of toppings and house sauces. Meals can be supercharged even further with addictive sides like mozzarella sticks and loaded fries, while malted thickshakes and soft serves bring a ...
Spilt Milk is a longtime local favourite, the kind of place where the team knows all the regulars by name and order. This local gem does a roaring takeaway trade in the morning with smooth Padre coffee and daily-made pastries, sandwiches and wraps, but it's well worth your time to park inside the newly renovated indoor space for a slowly sipped pour-over and housemade brownie.
Gami’s Korean-style chicken is twice-fried so that the thin batter stays shatteringly crisp even after being tossed in delicious marinades such as sweet chilli, soy garlic and chilli. As the name implies, the chicken a perfect match for beer with friends, a brief the Gami team takes so seriously that it also offers a vegetarian-fried chook, made with soy and served in a sweet black bean sauce, so that no-one misses out.
Chef and owner Caliopi Buck has taken inspiration from her Greek grandparents not only for her restaurant’s name, but also in its ethos. Dining at Frank and Connie’s Kitchen is like pulling up a chair in a welcoming family home, with generous share-style meals and weekly changing specials. Every dietary requirement can be catered for as she creates dishes that draw upon French, Greek, Middle Eastern and South American cuisines. If there’s room left for dessert, you’re in for a ...
It's not often that a restaurant is worth visiting for the architecture alone, but Mount Waverley's Piccolino is far from the everyday. Award-winning firm Hachem has turned what was previously a vacant shop into a soaring, two-storey restaurant boasting American oak parquetry, a stunning green wall and skylighting from a dramatic pitched roof. On the plate it's classic Italian – pastas, meaty mains and pizzas fresh out of the woodfired oven, which you'd be remiss not to supplement with a ...
A café by day and a tapas bar by night, Casa de Playa is Mornington’s round-the-clock spot for drinking and dining. Housed in an 1800s building, there’s a distinctly Latin American approach through the menu, meaning eggs Benedict come with chimichurri hollandaise, while pulled pork cuban sandwiches are on the cards for lunch. Upstairs is an expansive atrium and front balcony overlooking the bay, which comes alive in the evening as the kitchen begins to sling tacos, tapas and paella ...
Melburnians can once again enjoy Australia’s most Instagrammed dessert – cult status Black Star Pastry has opened a new pop-up in St Kilda, and boy are we excited. The Sydney bakery’s famed strawberry watermelon cake is guaranteed to sell out on the daily, alongside other Black Star creations such as their pistachio lemon zen cake, raspberry lychee cake and houjicha-flavoured Japanese black forest cake. Despite being a pop-up, they’ve got plenty of seating inside the stripped back space, with savoury ...
Doing everything from coffee to cocktails, this all-day café and restaurant boasts a quaint courtyard where you can dine under tree shade. Local produce is showcased in everything from the honey on your saganaki to the craft beer in your glass, and while breakfast is comprised of twists on café favourites, lunch and dinner are a largely Mediterranean affair. To cap off evenings there are classic cocktails expertly mixed at the bar, or you can keep things straight-laced with a ...