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Melbourne City Guide

Welcome to our Melbourne City Guide. Melbourne is our home base, and what can we say other than we love it here. The cultural, culinary, and sporting capital of Australia provides no shortage of opportunities for locals and visitors alike to have a great time, and we’re privileged to call this city home. We’re always out and about, looking for the best that this city has to offer, and we’re happy to share our knowledge with you right here.

BE A LOCAL

Wouldn’t it be nice to know a local in every city you visited? A person who knows all the best places to eat and drink in town, the city’s hidden gems, and those off the beaten path things to do? Well that’s what we’re here for. We’ve done all the hard work for you, to help you dive right into exploring the world’s best cities like a local.

EAT

AM Bakehouse, Glen Iris

MELBOURNE | A new bakery and patisserie, AM Bakehouse, has opened up in Glen Iris, and it's already proving popular with locals, who are...

Jom Corner, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Jom Corner is a small Malaysian cafe inside Melbourne's K-Mart centre, specialising in popular street food dishes from owner Michelle's hometown of...

Eggholic, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Never discount something just because it's hyped or is 'on trend'. Case in point, the loaded Korean thick cut brioche 'egg drop' sandwiches...

Beast CBD, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Beast CBD is the city outpost of popular Brunswick East burger bar The B.East. Occupying the space that was formerly home to 8...

Korr Jee Chicken, St Kilda

MELBOURNE | Will Tang has been cooking in some of Victoria's (plus a stint in Shanghai) top kitchens for 16 years. Places like Vue de...

DRINK

Hats & Tatts, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Hats & Tatts began life as a spinoff bar of Western Australian gin makers West Winds. A fun space to experiment with...

Waxflower, Brunswick

MELBOURNE | Waxflower is a Brunswick wine bar focused on interesting wines where a minimal intervention or natural winemaking approach has been taken. It's...

Bouvardia, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Named after the genus of flowering evergreen herbs and shrubs native to Mexico and Central America, Bouvardia sees owner Abjar Kasho (The Woods...

Zaubertrank, Thornbury

MELBOURNE | Familiar faces from Thornbury craft beer institution Carwyn Cellars, Ben Duval and Alex Schulz, have teamed up with Carwyn Cellars owner Ben...

Whisky Den, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Whisky Den opened in 2016, modelled after a hybrid of the tiny 'yokocho' alley bars of Japan and the Hutong bars of...

DO

Tony Tan’s Cooking School, Trentham

TRENTHAM | Tony Tan's Cooking School is the new project from one of Australia's most highly regarded chefs and teachers, Tony Tan. Held at...

Melbourne Skydeck, Southbank

MELBOURNE | Melbourne Skydeck has just launched, replacing what was the Eureka Skydeck. After a multi-million dollar renovation, it's reopened to the public and...

La Mama Theatre, Carlton

MELBOURNE | La Mama Theatre in Carlton is one of Australia's most iconic independent theatres. The theatre was founded by Betty Burstall in 1967,...

Free To Feed, Fitzroy North

MELBOURNE | What a joy it was to attend the launch of Free To Feed's beautiful new Clifton Hill home on Thursday. Its next...

Ocean 12, Southbank

MELBOURNE | Ocean 12 is a whiskey, tapas, cigar, and karaoke bar, and from the moment you walk out of the escalator into space...

SHOP

BAM Cornerstore, Essendon

MELBOURNE | I was recently invited to check out BAM Cornerstore, a new Essendon spot that aims to reimagine the good ol' corner store /...

The Que Club, Brunswick East

MELBOURNE | The Que Club is a Brunswick East restaurant, retail space, and cooking school dedicated to all things barbecue. It was opened in...

The Fishmonger’s Son, Carlton North

MELBOURNE | The Fishmonger's Son had big shoes to fill when it took over the site of Canals Seafood in 2017, Canals had served...

Glou, Collingwood

MELBOURNE | Being a regular at Beermash and Above Board, I noticed Glou as soon as it opened next door on Smith Street late...

Oasis, Fairfield

MELBOURNE | I enjoyed a Lebanese breakfast the other day at Oasis Fairfield. It’s a favourite that I've been meaning to get back to...

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