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MELBOURNE | We know Victoria Street for its unbeatable pho and banh mi, further glorified by cheap prices and BYO standards. However, the busy street is nothing to look at. We come for the food, not for the aesthetic. Or so we thought. Nestled between the fruit markets and seafood

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This post was sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. Click here to read The City Lane’s policy on sponsored content. MELBOURNE | Mercedes-Benz is a name that’s known the world over for cars, but what about cafes, restaurants, and bars? The Mercedes me Store Melbourne is the seventh Mercedes me concept store in

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MELBOURNE | Rustica Rialto has opened at the foot of the newly refurbished Rialto Towers atrium, and joins its Fitzroy and Hawthorn siblings in dishing up some of the best cafe breakfasts, lunches, and pastries in Melbourne. Given its location, this one’s aimed more at the nearby office crowd and

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MELBOURNE | Tucked away in Fitzroy North’s residential streets, a stone’s throw away from the primary school, is Mary Miller café. Previously known as Me & Julio, the corner shop was purchased by Marie Macheras and received a face lift and menu revamp. Now fit to turn out babycinos and

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MELBOURNE | Named after a Stevie Wonder song, Sir Duke offers Moonee Ponds a taste of the high life with their classy yet relaxed ambience, combined with a creative menu that fuses Mediterranean, Asian and Australian flavours across their breakfast, lunch and dinner options. d with crisp white walls and

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SAN FRANCISCO | Blue Bottle Coffee might be owned by global behemoth Nestle these days, but that doesn’t mean that the coffee at their stores has declined. In fact, Blue Bottle remains one of the most reliable cafes in the US to get a fantastic coffee. The Mint Plaza Cafe

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MELBOURNE | Idly sitting opposite Glen Waverley train station, Platform 7 Café offers an escape from the everyday grind through their mature approach to all-day dining, with cleverly executed food served alongside signature coffee and tea blends. We were invited in recently, and were keen to check out the latest

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AUCKLAND| Dizengoff is one of the mainstays of Ponsonby’s ever evolving dining scene and has been serving up Jewish inspired fare since 1994. The secret of its success is simple – a menu full of favourites that keep customers coming back, friendly, efficient service, and great coffee. The space is

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AUCKLAND | Little & Friday is the brainchild of Kim Evans, who started operating out of a small vacant butcher’s shop on Fridays, selling the good that she and her friends and family baked on a Thursday. From this humble beginning Kim now runs four Litte & Fridays across Auckland.

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AUCKLAND | Housed in the space that was once home to Quay St Cafe, Oaken is quite different to its predecessor. Mouthful Restaurant Group (the people behind Auckland eateries Beirut and Mexico) have gone for a Scandinavian vibe with wood panelling, wooden furniture, and nature artwork to create a bright,