I have said it before, and I’ll say it again, Melbourne’s food scene is insanely incredible.
New, unique places are constantly popping up, and it’s continually becoming increasingly difficult to choose where to go for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and even just coffee.
If you’re visiting Australia soon and your food lover, I highly recommend adding Melbourne to your places to your trip. It’s the food capital of Australia, if not, the world.
Here are some of my favourite spots.
A delicious cafe in Prahran, Tall Timber is the place to go when you’re ready for a break from shopping on Chapel Street. Everything on their menu is to die for, especially their French toast.
Milk the Cow
Love cheese? Adore wine? This is the place for you. Based in St Kilda and Carlton, Milk the Cow has every type of cheese you can think of and perfect wines to match. Come here for a cheese board and cheese fondue, you’ll be in cheesy, cheesy heaven.
Located in Melbourne’s CBD, Trunk is a local’s favourite. With a mix of Italian and Middle Eastern food, their menu includes comfort food at it’s finest, with modern, healthy and hearty twist, and is perfect for sharing. Read my review on Trunk here
Ripponlea Food & Wine
One of my ultimate favourite restaurants in Melbourne. Perfect for lunch, dinner, dessert, aperitivo or coffee and cake, this rustic little spot is a must-visit. You NEED to try the eggplant chips, and the desserts such as the baci bomb and the golden gaytime, are too good to even describe.
A minimalistic looking cafe in Elsternwick, with non-minimalistic food. With an array of veggie, gluten-free and dairy-free options, this spot is fab for the health nut, and for anyone who likes good-looking meals. Read my review on Penta here
Stables of Como
A must go-to and the cutest cafe in South Yarra. The rustic interior makes you feel like you’ve been taken into a country kitchen. Filled with scrumptious food, including yummy takes cakes, this Instagrammer’s dream spot is the perfect little place to enjoy a lazy afternoon filled with yumminess.
In Richmond and fancy Asian food and a good cocktail? Botherambo is the place to go. With a southeast Asian cuisine in a cool-looking exposed brick venue, it’s a fab place to go with friends for lunch or dinner.
Located on South Yarra’s Chapel St, Abacus has a very unique and slightly pretentious menu. Despite this, the food is absolutely mouthwatering and the venue is amazing, with high ceilings, greenery and white, grey, wood and metallic accents. Head here for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Amongst one of the most Instagrammable cafes in Melbourne, South Melbourne’s Kettle Black is the perfect spot for a typical foodie shot. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch, this spot close to the CBD has a super cool interior and serves best hot cake you will ever taste.
One of the most well-known restaurants in Melbourne, Chin Chin has the most delicious modern Asian food you’ll try. Fab curries, DIY spring rolls and fresh salads, which all pack a punch of flavour, it should be high on your must-eat-at list. The wait can be long, so head in early, or if you have to wait, grab a drink downstairs at their funky bar, Go-Go.
City Wine Shop
Located in Melbourne CBD and doubling as a bottle shop, City Wine Shop is just like a traditional Italian wine bar. Perfect for date night, head here for a glorious glass of vino and a bite to eat.
Great little spot to head to if you’re looking for a coffee fix in the city. Pop in and grab a take away coffee and light snack, and enjoy the quirky pale pink mod decor.
Visiting the north of Melbourne and looking for an Instagrammable cafe? With a varied menu including various vegetarian and vegan options, Northcote’s Tinker is a go-to. Try their nutritious shakes, their panna cotta with berries and granola, or their quinoa salad, for a veg fix.
What are you favourite eating spots in Melbourne? Xx