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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

Laurus, Carlton

MELBOURNE | Laurus is a new Chinese restaurant in Carlton. I was recently invited in to take a look. Its mission is to introduce...

Baketico, Brunswick East

MELBOURNE | I was invited to visit the recently opened Brunswick East location of bakery Baketico, one of six across town. They're an evolution of...

Mis Gueros, Brunswick

MELBOURNE | Mis Gueros is a small food truck in Brunswick, serving up an assortment of delicious Mexican street food style delights. Owner Lorenz...

Fuumi Fuumi, West Melbourne

MELBOURNE | Fuumi Fuumi is a small Japanese cafe and bakery that opened at the start of 2021. The space evokes the kinds of...

David’s Master Pot (Swanston Street), Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | David's Master Pot is one of my favourite place for Sichuan hot pot, or more specifically, malatang, in Melbourne. They're celebrating their...

DRINK

Co-Conspirators Brewing Co., Brunswick

MELBOURNE | Co-conspirators Brewing Co. is a brewery that I've been a fan of since day one. It began life when home brewers and...

Lui Bar, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Lui Bar is one of the stalwarts of Melbourne's small bar scene, and continues to impress with its offering. Located on Level...

Bodega Underground, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Bodega Underground is a CBD basement bar that offers great Mexican food and drinks until the early hours of the morning. I...

Crossley St Cantina, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Crossley St Cantina is a Spanish inspired bar focusing on tapas style bites by head chef Federico Perez, and quality wine, beer,...

Teller, Brunswick East

MELBOURNE | Teller is a modern, spacious Brunswick East pub. It's named after the building that it's housed in. The former State Savings Bank of...

DO

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...

Cruising The Yarra With On A Boat

MELBOURNE | On A Boat offer a variety of options for people to enjoy a boat ride through Melbourne's Yarra River. You can skipper...

SHOP

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...

Made In Melbourne Coffee Collective, Melbourne (Online)

MELBOURNE | Made In Melbourne Coffee Collective is a business started by Wesley Lim, who knows a thing or two about coffee and Melbourne's hospitality...

CITY GUIDES

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