Food and Dining


Note: Food places – cross collaborative work – events (inc festivals), food products and store spaces.

Eating portals regularly post up new restaurants or eateries, events and chef changes.

– Bar / restaurant – secret codes, rooms or drinks / foods
– New and renovated restaurants / food places

Restaurant / Cafe / Eatery – Genres
– Cultural / ethic cuisine (formal, casual dining)
– Whole food / based eateries – (Eat, education and exercise philosophy)
– University eateries
– Museum restuarants / eateries

Overall Food / Cafe Databases

Local food guides – Printed publications –
– Paid Books and seasonal publications – Specific to Melbourne food, cafe and eatery culture – found in Bookshops
– Free – found in cafes, information centres, ticketing places

**Age (The)- Annual Melbourne Cheap eats guide and Good Cafe Guides

Appetite for excellence Food awards – August –

Australian culinary federation –

Australian Good food and Travel guide (Restaurant and cafe listings, Wineries and Bars) –

Australia good food awards –
Readers choice awards –
– Blog –

Australian good food guide – Australia – Food Providores / artisans
Australian good food guide – Victoria – Food Providores / artisans –

Australian good food guide – Australia – Wineries guide –

Australias top restaurants – http://www.australias top

Bank of Melbourne – Social feeds – peer sourced recipes –
Bean hunter (Portal of coffee and cafes) –

* Beat Eats – Melbourne –
* Beat Eats – Melbourne – Eating Cheap in Melbourne –

Best restaurants –
Best restaurants – Melbourne –
Best venues –

*** Broadsheet (Street publication and online portal) – Latest food location openings, food portal and more – Melbourne food and drink –

Broadsheet – Nightlife and bars –
Broadsheet – Melbourne food Guides –
– Broadsheet – Guide to Melbourne’s west cafes –

Broadsheet cookbook –
Concrete Playground – Melbourne –
– Concrete Playground – Restaurants –
– Concrete Playground – Cafes –

** Council Local – Local councils publish various local area food brochures and online portals. Refer to your local council website for further details.

– Many also have databases, websites and documents listing current eateries by cultural genre, location and more.
– Council websites: and

Delicious magazine – Eating out listings and portal –
– Delicious magazine – cheap eats –

– Delicious magazine – Food news – and

– Delicious 100 awards and listings (November) – Best restaurants and eateries ranked in each state –

Two categories – Professional and public choice

Victoria –
New South Wales –
Queensland –

Dimmi (Restaurant bookings and reviews) –
Eatability –

Epicure of Southbank –

Feastly – Food pop ups and supper clubs –
Food Social (Food Events in Melbourne) –

Gault Millau (Prestige food eateries rating and listings – includes national annual publication restaurant book / guide) –
– Annual publication (Print and online) –
– Melbourne food listings –

Good food Guide – Melbourne (By the Fairfax media / Age newspaper – Directory of Restaurants, Cafes and Coffee places) – and
– National good food guide (Also state food guides). Released 1st of September annually – and
– Good food guide awards – October
– Annual publication and national good food guide –
– Just opened restaurants –

– Food news –
– Suburb guides –

Gourmet traveller – Annual restaurant awards – August –

*** Gram magazine (Monthly Food publication and online food scene website) –
– Digital mag –
– Store –

Halliday – Wine companion guide book (National) –
– Shop –
– Halliday wine companion – Wine regions of Victoria guide (By Hardie grant) –
– Free available from information centres.

Herald sun – Food portal-

Hidden City Secrets – Melbourne Food and bars –

Hospitality directory –
Hospitality Magazine –

Liven – Melbourne food deals –

Melbourne Cheapskate – Food portal –
*** Melbourne Community food guide (Free or inexpensive food options for all people in and around Melbourne CBD) –

Melbourne now – Food –

Melbourne Restaurants –

Melbourne’s bars and rooftops –

Only Melbourne – Food and drink –

Open Table (Portal and reviews of Eateries, plus booking / reservations) –

Orana foundation – Foundation to promote and research Australian indigenous foods –

Restaurant and catering Australia –

Royal agricultural society of Victoria (RASV) – (Includes food awards) –

Smudge Eats (Melbourne food and dining portal / publications) – and

Bars and Booze
Explore and learn
Cook (Recipes)

Smudge eats – Melbourne food and cafe guide – Printed –
– Also Local books: Flavours of Melbourne, Flavours of Urban Melbourne, Flavours of Victoria

Smudge eats – Bookshop –
Smudge eats – videos –

Sommeliers Australia –

Sprout – Rent / hire spare space in professional kitchens

South Wharf Melbourne – restaurants – and South wharf restaurants –

Sustainable restaurant association Australia –

Thousands Melbourne (Eat and drink portal) –

Timeout Melbourne
– Includes annual food and bar awards (May). Also printed guides of bars, annual bar guide publication and restaurants.
Timeout Melbourne – Restaurants and cafes–
Timeout Melbourne – New bars and cafes –

Timeout Melbourne – Bars and pubs –
Timeout Melbourne – Bars Guide (Annual) –

** Tripadvisor (Melbourne Food, eateries, cafes and more) –

True Local – Eatery listings and ratings –
*** Urban List (The) – Melbourne Restaurants and Cafes –
Urban Lists’ top Melbourne Cheap eats –

Urban walkabout – Melbourne Food and Drink portal –

Visit Melbourne – Food and wine –

** Visit Victoria – Melbourne Food and wine portal (Bars, Restaurants, Pubs and Cafes) – and

Visit Victoria – Melbourne food and wine – Pubs –

Visit Victoria – Cafes portal –

** Visit victoria – food trails –

Weekend notes – Food and wine –

Weekend notes – Cafes –
Weekend notes – Restaurants and food portal –

*** Weekly Review (The) – Food/ Eat –
Weekly Review Melbourne Times – Food –

Welcome over – crowd sourcing food and dinner hosting –

** Whats on Melbourne (Official Tourism Melbourne)- Cafes Portal and listings –

** Whats on Melbourne (Official Tourism Melbourne)- Restaurants Portal and listings –

** Whats on Melbourne (Official Tourism Melbourne) – Takeaway Portal and listings –

Womo – Cafe, bars and restaurants in Melbourne –,-cafes-bars
Yelp – (Melbourne food and eateries directory – also ranked) –
Your restaurants –
Zomato – Portal and reviews of Melbourne Eateries, cafes and bars –

Melbourne food bloggers
Brunch boys –
Cheat meals of Melbourne –
Consider the sauce (Western Melbourne focus) –
City lane –
Eat west – Western Melbourne eateries –
Footscray food guide –
World loves Melbourne –

Food delivery services

Deliveroo (delivery portal) –

Foodby us – Community created food you can buy –
Foodora – Melbourne food delivery –
Mealpal – meal advance buying –
Uber eats –

Melbourne Food and Bar Awards

Food Magazine awards
– Delicious magazine 100 (Food awards) – Mid November – and and
Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards (November/December) –

Fresh Produce / You pick areas in Victoria

** See Melbourne Attractions page **

Cooking Schools / Classes / tours

Food schools
Food tours – Areas or venue hopping
Cooking schools / classes / workshops (Independent cooking schools or held by food stores, markets or manufacturers)
Restaurant cooking classes

Portals / Specific:

Bohemian – Spanish food –

Free to feed Melbourne (Cooking school by refugees) –
Gelato messina – Gelato classes –
Gewurzhaus Spice stores – Cooking school –
Gourmet food safari – with Maeve o’meara –
Gourmet kitchen cooking school –

Harvey norman gourmet institute – cooking classes –


– Areas of learning: classic cycle, Cuisine, Cuisine – Diploma, Distance learning – Gastronomy, General information, Grand Diplome, La grand Diplome, Online learning, Pastry, Pastry diploma

Local learning centres / Community learning – example: Yarraville community centre
Miss Biscuit – Seddon –

Red balloon – Cooking classes –

– Online shop –
– Courses –

Southwharf – Cooking classes –

– Courses –

Areas of learning:
Short courses –

Food – Cookery, Patisserie, baking, meat processing, food science and technology, Food degree programmes (bachelor of culinary management, Bachelor of food studies, Master of food systems and gastronomy)
Tourism – Tourism (Bachelor of tourism), resort management, travel and travel agent,
Hospitality – Hospitality management
Events – Event management
Travel – Travel agent booking,

Food Specific Festivals / Events
– Includes Harvest or produce festivals
Selected Notable in Melbourne Metropolitan
Note: Many Metropolitan eateries hold inhouse food events to promote their establishment. Also theres are many television shows in the reality tv genre, which hold food events – announced via their social media pages .

Selected Notable in Victoria Regional
Daylesford and Macedon Ranges
Gippsland / Promontory region

Meeniyan garlic festival – Meeniyan – February –
Goldfields (Includes Bendigo and Ballarat)
Grampians grape escape
Great Ocean Road (Includes Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula and Warrnambool)
Mornington Peninsula

Peninsula picnic – April –
Murray (Northern Victoria and Goulburn Valley Region)
Phillip Island (And surrounds)
Victorian High Country (Includes Ski Fields and Hinterland)
Yarra valley and Dandenong Ranges

CERES Harvest Festival (Brusnwick) – Mid March
Darebin homemade food and wine festival (May / June) –
Daylesford Macedon Produce Harvest Festival – Mid June
Daylesford regional producers day (February)
Diggers Club (Dromana, St Erth, Cloudehill) – Whatson –
Dinner plain food and wine festival (June)

Flour Market (Regularly baked good events) – and

Harvest n graze festival – Bright (and other locations in Victoria) (November and other months) –
Heronswood Harvest Festival (Diggers Club – Dromana) – Mid March –

High country food events (part of Melbourne food and wine fest) – (March)
High country harvest – Bright and Beechworth (May) –
Lavandula Autumn Harvest Festival (Mid May) –
Macedon ranges wine and food budburst festival – Mid November –
Rutherglen winery walk about (June)
St Erth Heritage Apple Festival (Diggers Club – St Erth) – Early April –
Bacchs marsh Strawberries and cherries fest (November)
Sunbury wine and food festival (October)
Tastes of Rutherglen (March)
Trentham spudfest (May) –
Wandiligong nut festival (April)

Bacchus Marsh Harvest Festival (March)


Baking trade show –

Barbecue festival – Flemmington racecourse – Early February –

Beer expo (Good beer week – May) – http://www.gabsfestival.

Camberwell food fiesta – August –

Cake Expo (Melbourne Showgrounds – Mid march) –

Cake bake and sweets show (Late October – Melbourne Exhibition centre) –

Coburg food truck festival – February –

Cocktail week (World Class) – by broadsheet – 7 to 13 may –
Courtyard cantina – every Friday in February – Immigration museum –

Daylesford Harvest Week Festival (April)

Dinner en Blanc (All white annual outdoor dining event – February March) – Diner en Blanc –

Eat street Melbourne (Late may) –

Fat Tuesday (New Orleans style event) – Event –
Feast Frankston – Early March –
Fed in french (Part of Melbourne food and wine festival) – April –
Federation square –
Fine food exhibition Australia(trade) – September –

Flour Market (Bakery food festival – North Melbourne – February – and other locations throughout the year) –

Food service Australia – Trade and industry food
/ hospitality exhibition – Late May / Early June –

Good Food Month (Presented by the Age newspaper) (Held in June) – various food events around Melbourne) –

Good food and wine festival – Melbourne (Early June)

Heathcote wine and food festival (Mid October)

High country Harvest Festival (May) –

International Coffee Expo (Melbourne Showgrounds – Mid March)

International street food festival (Catani Gardens, St Kilda – Mid March) –

Italian Wine & Food Festival – (Royal Exhibition building – Late May) –

Kilcunda Lobster Festival (Late January) –

La dolce vita (wine and food festival – King Valley – Near Wangaratta) – mid November –

Markets of Melbourne – Food events (South Melbourne, Prahran, Victoria Market)

Macedon ranges wine and food festival (Mid November)

Meat Market in North Melbourne – Hosts food events

Melbourne Beer Festival – (Catani Gardens, St Kilda – Early March) –

Melbourne food festival – Portal of food events –

*** Melbourne food and wine festival (February/March or March/April – Over two weeks)

– Includes the world’s longest lunch and other events.

– Crown melb food and wine fest –
Melbourne food and wine festival – Chef Masterclasses –

Melbourne good beer week (Mid may)
o Beer, cider and beverage festival (Includes beer festival ‘ Great Australian beer spectacular – GABS –

Melbourne Tea festival – (Melbourne Exhibition centre – Late May) –

Meeniyan garlic festival – gippsland – February –

Night Noodle Markets (two weeks in November – Birrarung marr) –
Omg greek food week (Late November) –

Prahran Market
– Cheese and wine festival
– Cherry Festival (November)
– Truffle festival (June)-
– Chocolate festival (May)

Queen Victoria Market (Melbourne CBD)
– Stir frydays Asian night food events (Friday Nights – Summer months)
– Winter Night Market (Wednesday Nights – Winter Months)
– Summer Night Market (Wednesday Nights – Summer Months)
– Feast asia – during the month of October

Royal croquet club (Mid January to February)– Birrarung Marr –

Royal Melbourne Show (September) –

Smudge – food events –

Sunbury wine and food fest (October) –

Sweet expo – November –
– Tickets –

Tastes of the Goulburn – Seymour (Mid October)

Taste of Melbourne Festival (November) – Yarra Park, Melbourne.

Toast to the coast (Geelong food event) –
Tomato Festival – February –
Trentham spudfest (May)
Truffle festival Melbourne – Mid June –

Vin Italia Food and wine festival (Royal Melbourne exhibition centre – Early october) –

Williamstown – Wine and cheese festival (Late October)

Whats on Melbourne (Official Tourism Melbourne) – Food events portal –
** World best restaurants – World -(Worldwide award and ranking of worlds best restaurants) –
– Melbourne 2017 – Age goodfood – and Melbourne food and wine festival –
– 50 best talks (around the world) – 50 Best talks –
– Blog –

Yarra Valley Strawberry Festival (November) –
Yarra valley wine and food festival – April

Melbourne CBD – Food courts (primarily open for corporate offices)

360 Collins street –
Collins square – Docklands –
Grid food precinct – 567 Collins street
Madame Brussels lane –

Food Trucks in Melbourne – General portals

Australian Mobile Food Vendors group (Organisers of foor truck parks and peak industry body) –

Food Trucks of Melbourne – Facebook Operator List and Updates –

Melbourne Food trucks – (List) and (Page)

Where the Truck at? (Food truck directory website) –

Where the Truck At (app) – locations

Victoria Health – Streat trader – Food trucks, food vendors, markets –

Local council food truck precincts

Melbourne CBD
5 Permanent sites are located at:
– St Kilda Road (NGV/Arts Centre) – two permanent and two rotating
– Peel Street (Queen Victoria Market) – one permanent and two rotating
– Flinders Street near the Yarra River Les Erdi Plaza
– Yarra River north bank (near Signal) – one permanent and two rotating
– Rebecca Walk (Flinders Street Rail Underpass – north-west corner of Spencer and Flinders streets) – four rotating
Also Federation square fore court

Ascot lot – Food truck park in Ascot vale –

Chadstone shopping centre (November to January)

Chifley Drive, Maribyrnong – Food trucks –

Coburg drive in food trucks –

Food truck carnival co (Multiple food truck park locations)-

** Food Truck Park locations and events(Coburg, Richmond, Preston and various events based locations) –

Hank Marvin (St kilda East) –
food truck park – 204 Dandenong Road, St Kilda East 3183 – Open Saturdays 9am-3pm –

Welcome to Thornbury (Permanent food truck park) –

– Facebook –

West side best side food truck park – 1 November 2017 until 31 April 2018 – Corner infront of bunnings –

Williamstown seaworks –

Yarra street food truck festival –
– Burnley circus park – January to late February

Yarraville Gardens Foodtrucks –

Food truck / mobile food vendor / Temporary food selling and food safety portals

– Food selling – Festivals, Catering, night markets, parks,

Victorian Health – Food businesses portal –

Victoria Health – Streat trader – Running a market stall and other resoyrces –

Victorian Government – Department of health – Food safety –

Victoria Health – Food safety training –

Council food safety
– refer to the local council or shire for food trading permits and regulations – including food inspections, training and compliance.

Victorian local council listings / directory- and

Notable councils:
– Maribyrnong council –
– Melbourne city council –

Cuisine portals / guides

Dengon – Japanese restaurant directory –

Eateries – Various Selected (Not Limited to)

Types of food businesses:
– Social enterprises (Training and helping marginalised youth or people)
– Pay what you feel (Custom dish / eatery prices)

Speciality dining experiences

Colonial tram car restaurant (Lunch: 1 – 3pm, Dinner: 5.45pm and 8.35pm sittings) –

Draculas theatre restaurant –

Spirit of Melbourne – Cruising restaurant –
– 7.30pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday
– From Southgate – Berth number 3

Witches and britches theatre restaurant –

Food Halls – Mixed Businesses

Lunch / Dinner

121 Brunswick street (Fitzroy) – Includes: Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya / Village People Hawker Foodhall / Upside Rooftop Bar – at 121 Brunswick street, Fitzroy –

8 Bit Burgers (Footscray and CBD) –

400 Gradi (Brunswick, Essendon and CBD)–

Ajitoya (Japanese restarant, grocery and gifts – Seddon)

Alfa (Seddon and Yarraville) –

Albert St Food & Wine (CBD) –

Amaretto tratoria –
Arbory Café (Southbank) –

Archway (The) – Collective of eateries and drink places in Flinders lane, Melbourne CBD –

Ascot Food Store (Ascot Vale) –

Attica (Elsternwick) –

Austico (Chilled cafe and eatery – Brunswick) –

Barre eatery – Arts centre (CBD)
Bar Estrella (Tapas Bar – Brunswick) –

B churrasco (Brazilian food – CBD) –

Beach Burrito Company (Fitzroy) –

Belles Hot Chicken (Fitzroy) –

Biggie Smalls (Fitzroy) –

Bimbos Deluxe (CHEAP $4 PIZZA – Brunswick) –

*Bopha Devi (Cambodian – Yarraville and Docklands) (Curry Night Wednesdays in Docklands) –

Bowery to Williamsburg (American New York style Eating – Melbourne CBD) –

Brae (Birregurra – Near cape otway) –
Brunswick mess hall (Brunswick) –

Butcher 128 (Yarraville) –

Ca de vin (GPO Melbourne) –
Cafe Italia (Carlton) –

Cafe Terroni (Italian food – Yarraville) –

Cafe e torta (Italian cucina – CBD) –

Cafe vue –

Casa Ciuccio (Italian restaurant and deli – Fitzroy) –

Cento Mani (Colombian Cafe CBD) –

Charcoal lane – Marginalised youth training in hospitality –

Charles Weston Hotel (Cheap pizza and food – CBD) –

Chin Chin (CBD) –

Chuckle Park (CBD)

Colmao Flamenco (Fitzroy) –

* Commercial Hotel (Cheap Pub food and $5 Parmas – Yarraville) –

Cortez (Latin Restaurant and Eatery – Port Melbourne) –

Crinitis (Carlton and Southbank) –
Crossways – Hare Krishna Restaurant (CBD) –
Crust Pizza –
Cumulus inc
Denmark house (CBD) –

Dig a Pony (Tapas – Yarraville) –

Dinner by Heston (Southbank – Crown) –

Don dons (Affordable Japanese food – CBD)

Dojo Ramen (Northcote) –

Duchess of Spotswood (Spotswood) –

Easeys Burgers (Collingwood) (3 Train carriages on the roof – you can eat inside) –

East Elevation (Brunswick) –
Elcoco (CBD) –
El Rincon – Spanish food Victoria market –
Est 1906 (Seddon) –
Fatto bar and cantina –

Fonda Mexican (CBD)-

French milkbar (The)(Brunswick) –

General assembly Restaurant –

Geppetto Trattoria (East Melbourne) –

Guzman Y Gomez Mexican Tacquerias (Various)-

Half moon (Brighton)

Harley House (Latin and USA Food – CBD) –

Hawker Hall –

Hecho en Mexico (Brunswick and City) –

Jardin Tan (Botanic Gardens Melbourne)

Joanies Baretto (Thornbury) –

Journal Cafe (CBD) –

Kinfolk cafe (CBD) –
Kitchen Workshop (Crown Casino) –

Kumo Izakaya (Brunswick) –

Kukumama (Windsor) –

La Cantina (QVM) –

Lady Carolina Kitchen (CBD) –

Lamaros Bodega (South Melbourne) –

La Morenita (Sunshine)–

La Tortilleria (Cheap eats Mexican Food – Flemington) –

Leche (Fitzroy)-
Lentil as anything (Abbotsford, St Kilda, Footscray, Preston, Thornbury) –

Little Cafe of Awesome (Fitzroy) –

Longhorn saloon –

Los Hermanos (Brunswick)-

Los Latinos (Braybrook) –

Lona Pinxtos bar (Armadale)

Lulo Tapas (Hawthorn)

Luxsmith (Seddon) –

Lygon food store –

Maha –


Meat market (North Melbourne) –

Meatball and wine bar melbourne (CBD)-

Melbourne supper club –

Mi Corazon (Bar and Mexican Restaurant – Brunswick) –

Miss Chu (CBD) –

Moat Bar and Restauarant (CBD) –

** Montanasa Studios (Cafe and dance space – Albion) – $10 parma Mondays –

Moroccan soup bar (Northcote) –
Moroccan Soup Bar Deli-cacy (Sister cafe – Brunswick) –

Movida (CBD) –

Mozzarella Bar (Seddon) –

Mrs Parmas –

Mr Burger (Food trucks and misc stores) –

MrTulk (State Library Cafe – CBD) –

Munich Brauhaus –

Nandos Australia –

National hotel (Richmond)

Naughty boy cafe (CBD) –
National gallery of Victoria – Dining –
– Garden Restaurant – Ground level, NGV International
– Gallery Kitchen – Ground Level, NGV International
– Tea Room – Level 1, NGV International
– Crossbar Cage – Level 3, NGV Australia

Nord café (South Yarra) –
– North carlton canteen (Carlton north) –

Ovest (West Footscray) –

Paco Y Lola (Mexican) –

Pacos Tacos (Mexican) –

Pastuso (Peruvian) – CBD –
Piqueos (Rathdowne / Carlton) –
Po’boy quarter

Private dining room –

Radio Mexico (Northcote and St Kilda) –
Ramen Bankara (Target Centre – CBD) –

Raw Studios (Food and events / function space – Footscray)

Rhubarb Wholefoods cafe (Seddon) –

Rosas Kitchen (CBD) –

Saint Crispin (Collingwood) –

Santa Ana Tapas Bar (St Kilda) –

Seasons Provedore (Carlton) –

Smug relish –

Sonido (Brunswick) –

Stokehouse city –

Streat (Social aware and charity cafe / lunch) (Kensington, Various CBD locations) –

Sushi Hub (CBD) –

Swiss club of Victoria (CBD) –

Tacobill –

Tiamo 2 (Carlton)

Tokyo pop (CBD – Emporium) –

Tokyo Tina (Windsor) –

Trippy Taco (Fitzroy) –

Up in smoke (Footscray)

Vamos (CBD) –

Vaporetto bar and eatery – CBD Melbourne -(inspired by Harry’s bar Venice)

Yim Yam (Yarraville, Ascot Vale, Fitzroy) –

Desert / Patisserie / Bakeries

– Cake orders
– Popup and event enquiries
– Catering
– Wholeslae catering
– PR enquiries, sponsorship and donation

General resources:

Australian cake decorating network –
– Magazine –

Australian National Baking Industry Association –

Baking association of Australia –
Melbourne Bakeries –

Specific locations:
7apples gelato (CBD) –

Agathe Patisserie (French bakery) – South melbourne Market –

Ben and Jerry’s Icecream shops (Various)-

Bibelot (South Melbourne) –

Brunettis (Italian Deserts – City Square, Myer Bourke street and Carlton)

Gontran Cherrier Boulangerie (Collingwood) –

Burch and Purchese (South Yarra)

Cacao Lab Chocolates (CBD)

Cake Sculptor (Custom amazing cakes) –

Candied bakery (Spotswood) –

Chokolait (Emporium CBD) –

Cobb Lane (Yarraville)

Cupcake Central (Highpoint, CBD and Malvern)

Dench bakers (Carlton) –

Doughboys Doughnuts (CBD)

Doughnut time (CBD) –

Gelateria Primavera (Melbourne CBD) –

Gelobar (Brunswick) –

Gelato Messina (South Yarra and Fitzroy)

Glace Frozen deserts – Prahran –
Haagen daaz Icecream –

Haighs Chocolates (Various)

Helados Jauja (Brunswick)

Joylati (Prahran) –

Koko Black (CBD and Carlton)

Laurent bakery (CBD) –
La petite creperie (Swanston street crepes) –

Le Petit Gateau (CBD)

Lindt Cafe (CBD, Southbank)

Lune Croissanterie (Fitzroy) –

– Also sold at: Cumulus Inc (City flinders lne CBD)., Higher Ground (Bourke St CBD), The Kettle Black (South Melb St kilda Rd), and Top Paddock (Richmond) – Receive a fresh batch of pastry every morning, seven days a week.

Luxbite (South Yarra) – and T by Luxbite (Melbourne CBD) – and

Merry Cupcakes (Fitzroy)

Milk cow – soft service ice-cream –

Monsieur Chocolate (East Brunswick) – n

Mork Chocolate (North Melbourne)

Movenpick Icecream

N8 Extreme Gelato (Brunswick and CBD)

On Nom Desert kitchen (Melbourne CBD) –

Parisian Patisserie (Essendon) –

Piccolina Gelateria (Hawthorn) –

Pidapipo (Carlton)


Raymond cakes –
Scroll (Windsor) –

Short stop Doughnuts and Coffee (CBD)

Zero Gradi (Next to 400 gradi in Carlton) – (Gelato shop) –

Zumbo (South Yarra and Emporium CBD)

– Zumbaron Day (Custom flavours of Macarons) –

Zumbo Cafe – South Yarra –
– Zumbo Café – Monday to Friday 7am – 3pm, Saturday & Sunday 7am – 5pm
– Fancy Nance High Tea – Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11am – 5.30pm
– Zumbo Dessert Bar – Saturday Evenings, 6.30pm – late –

Student Restaurants (Also education)

Box Hill – Fountains –

Chisholm institute –
Crown casino – practice restaurant – and booking –

Go TAFE (Goulburn tafe) – Northern Victoria – Student restaurants –

Gordon – Davidson restaurant Geelong –

Holmesglen – Waverly – Zest –

Kangan Tafe – Richards Broadmeadows –

– Events and news –

Swinburne Tafe –

Victoria University – VenU – Seasonal –

William Angliss – Bakeshop –
William Angliss – Great chefs lunches, dinners and deserts – Lunches and Dinners monthly by renowned chefs –

Wodonga TAFE – Valleys –

Food community support
Scarf – Hospitality training –

General Bar / Eating / Cafe / Lounge Hotspots – Various selected (Not Limited to)

– Includes craft beer producers and home brew genre places


Bardup –
Broadsheet – Rooftop bars –

Concrete playground – Bars –

Urban List –
Whats on Melbourne (Official Tourism Melbourne) – Bars portal –


28 Skybar Lounge (Crown Casino)

Aer rooftop bar (CBD)

Arts centre Melbourne – Eateries –

The Barre
Café Vic
Cento Espresso
Fatto Bar & Cantina
Hamer Hall Foyer Bar
Mezz Bar
Theatres Building Foyer Bar

Bar exuberante (Richmond)

Bar Nacional (CBD – Docklands)
Beer deluxe (Federation square) –
Belleville Bar (Latin Music – CBD) –
Boite World Music Cafe (Collingwood)
Bomba (Tapas + Rooftop bar) (CBD)

Campari House (Rooftop – CBD) –
Captain Melville – Loch and Key rooftop bar –
Carlton Hotel – Palms Rooftop bar (CBD)
Circa (The Prince – St Kilda) –

Crown casino – bars –

Curtin House – Rooftop Bar –

Electric Lady Land –

Emerson Rooftop bar –
Everleigh (Fitzroy)
Fall from Grace (CBD)
Georges bar (Fitzroy)
General Assembly (Southwharf)
Glamp (CBD)
Goldilocks (Roof top bar) – (CBD)
Hotel Albion (Port Melbourne)
Hyde Street Hotel (Yarraville)
Icebar – Fitzroy –
Imperial Rooftop Beer Garden –
Kanela Latin Bar (Fitzroy)
Left bank (Southbank)
Loop Rooftop bar –
Lui Bar – By vue de monde (Rialto Tower) –
Lustre bar (CBD)
Madame Brussels –
Moat (CBD)-
Naked in the sky –

Naked for Satan (Tapas and Bar) (Brunswick)
Palookaville (Fitzroy)
Pillar of Salt (Richmond)
Ponyfish Island (Yarra River) –
Prince Alfred hotel – Richmond –
Robert Burns hotel (Flamenco) (Fitzroy)

Rudimentary Cafe (Footscray)

Section 8 Container bar –
Sister bella –
Siglo Rooftop bar –
Soul kitchen cafe (Mobile cafe) –
Terrace Bar (Rooftop bar) – Sheraton city –
Tonic House rooftop Bar –
Tropicana juice and food bar (Swanston street and Elizabeth street) –

Tuscan bar – Level 1 and Rooftop – 79 Bourke Street
Two pocket (Fairtrade cafe) (CBD) –
Unknown Union (above 100 pound bend- CBD) –
Vamos (Tapas and Bar) (Fitzroy)
Workers club (Fitzroy)-
Young and Jackson (CBD) – Rooftop

Specialty Coffee Cafe Hotspots / Notable and local online sellers  – Various selected (Not Limited to)

Note: For Barista and Coffee making resources, scroll to the bottom of the page where there is a section dedicated to this called “Food – Coffee making and Barista Training resources”

General Portals and Supplies

BeanBuy – Online Melbourne Coffee beans selling –
** Bean Hunter – Melbourne Coffee Vendors Ratings and reviews –

Coffee Guide –

Expresso Melbourne (Prominent Melbourne Coffee places directory and blog) –

Keep Cup – Reusable Coffee Cup –

Skip app (Melbourne Coffee app – to pre order coffee) –

Whats on Melbourne (Official Tourism Melbourne) – Coffee vendors directory in Melbourne –

** 3000 Three Thousand Thieves (Subscription delivered coffee goods and accessories) – and (Coffee supplies and beans delivered on demand) –

*** Timeout Melbourne – Melbourne Coffee Guide –

Weekly Review – Coffee –
Zomato – Best Coffee Shops in Melbourne –


Addict (Fitzroy)
All Press Expresso (Collingwood)
Altius (CBD)
Auction Rooms Cafe (North Melbourne)

Axil Coffee (Hawthorn and CBD)

Brother Baba Boudan (CBD)
Cafenatics (CBD)
Code Black Coffee (Roasters and cafe – Brunswick)

Coffee Cube company (Mobile coffee) –

Creme Cafe (Altona, Port Melbourne and Essendon North)
Cup of Truth (CBD)

Dead Man Expresso (South Melbourne) –
Drugstore Expresso (South Yarra)
Dukes Coffee (CBD – roasters, coffee equipment and cafe) –

Filter by Small Batch Coffee (CBD) –
First Pour Cafe (Abbotsford)

Five Point Coffee (Melbourne CBD)
Gloria Jeans (Mainstream coffee)

Hash Specialty coffee & roasters cafe (CBD)
Hawk and Hunter Cafe (Ripponlea)
Jasper Coffee (Cafe and Retail roasting beans – Highpoint, Fitzroy, Chadstone, Prahran) –

Krimper Coffee –

League of Honest Coffee (The) – (CBD)
Little Rogue Coffee (Melbourne CBD)

Manchester Press (Melbourne CBD)
Market Lane Coffee (Prahran Market)
Naked Expresso Coffee (CBD)

Nora cafe (Carlton) –

Padre Coffee (Brunswick, Victoria Market, Melbourne CBD and south Melbourne market)
Patricia (CBD) –
Pellegrini’s (CBD)
Plantation Coffee (CBD)
Proud Mary Coffee (Limited boutique coffees – including rare Colombian – Collingwood) –

Reverence Coffee (Roasting, wholesale and cafe – Ascot Vale) –
Sensory Lab (CBD – including David Jones food hall) –

Seven Seeds (Wholesale roaster, public coffee shop – Carlton) –
Sir Charles (Fitzroy) – (no website)

St Ali (Colombian coffee specialists – Roasting and coffee shop – South Melbourne) –

Toby’s Estate (Cafe and Roasting – CBD)
Two Pocket Fair Trade Expresso Cafe (CBD)
Usual suspects Coffee company – (Torquay) –
Vertue of Coffee (Carlton) –
Veneziano Coffee – (Cafe – Abbotsford)

High Tea providers – Melbourne

Adriano Zumbo (South yarra)

Impala and Peacock (Brunswick teas and tea house – Sundays and Mondays) –
Hopetoun tearooms (Block arcade) –
Hotel Windsor – High tea (12pm to 2pm and 2.30pm to 4.30pm)

Langham Hotel – Melba restaurant –

Melbourne Intercontinental – Market lane bar –

Melbourne zoo high tea ––at-melbourne-zoo

Myer Mural Hall – (Once every month – refer to website for dates)

Ngv Tea room –

Rendezvous Hotel
Sheraton Melbourne (French high tea)
Sofitel Hotel – High tea –

Zumbo Cafe – South Yarra –

Food – Tea

Teas Product shops and tea drinking (Selected)

Adore Tea (Online tea selling store) –
Assembly Tea store –
Clipper teas –
Cuppacha (Tea leaves selling – Camberwell) –
Dammann Tea (Online – France) –
Harneys Teas –
Hello Tea – Tea online sales –

Hopetoun Tea Rooms (Tea Drinking – Melbourne CBD) –
Impala and Peacock (Brunswick teas and tea house) –

Itoen – Victorian grown tea –

Kenko Tea (Macha Green tea sellers) –
Lupicia Teas (Tea Selling – QV) –
Madame Flavour –

Matcha Maiden (Online Matcha tea) –
McIvers (Tea and Coffee – Queen Victoria Market) –

Old Tea Shop – Warburnton – Tea selling shop –
Olinda Tea House –

Organics for lily –

Oriental Tea House (Products and drinking tea)-
Original Chai co (Victoria Market)-
Ovvio Teas –
Perfect south Teas (South Australia) –
Porcelain Tea Parlour (Tea Drinking – Carlton) –
Pukka teas –
Red Leaf teas –
Slow Tea and co –
Somage – (Fine teas – online store) –

Storm in a Teacup (Fitzroy) –
T2 (Tea) – and recipes –
Tea and Sympathy –

Tea Blossoms – Online tea shop –
Tea Centre (The) (Emporium Melbourne CBD and around Australia) –

Tea drop (South Melbourne Market) –
Tea Leaves (Tea Specialist – Mount Dandenong) –

Tea Project (Newcastle) –
Totaler tea –
Travelling samovar tea house (Carlton north)

Twinings and co –

TWG Tea (Online international prestige tea shop based in Singapore) –
Yarra Valley Teas –

Tea Making Resources
** Australian Speciality Tea Association (Peak organisation for specialty tea in Australia – includes tea making tips and information) (Membership Available)  –

** Australian Tea Masters (Peak organsiation for tea making in Australia –  (Membership available) – and (Facebook) and tea classess –

– and Australian national tea expo in Geelong – October ) –

Australian tea masters – Tea making courses –
Australian Tea Masters – Melbourne Tea Fair (September)  –
China Tea tasting Classes (Melbourne) – Andrew Yee –
Flag and Spear (Tea Sommelier) –
Fresh Cup – Tea Tissanes –

Rate tea (Reviews of teas and types of teas) –

Sydney tea festival –

Tea Detective (Tea making and tea types) –
* Teasense by Sarah Cowell (Tea making classes and resources) –

Ueda Sōko Ryū Australia (Japanese tea ceremony lessons) –
World Tea Expo (June)

* Wikihow – Tea –
**** Wikipedia – Tea (Types of tea, growing regions and much more) –
Wikipedia – Green Tea –

World – Dubai (Middle east) – Tea and coffee expo –
World – Singapore (Asia) – Tea and coffee expo 2016 (March) –

Food – Other Speciality Food Retailers / Manufacturers

Gerurzhaus –

Drinks – Non Alcoholic
Capi (Mineral and mixed water – Sourced from Kyneton) –

Retail / Wholesale – Food Cultural Specialists – (Open to public)

General Multicultural Grocers

Austral herbs –

Essential ingredient (Food produce and tools stores) –
Gourmet life supermarket (Sydney) –
International Groceries (Brisbane) –
Jones the Grocer (Gourmet supermarket) –
Leos Fine food and wine –

Melbourne Food depot (Wholesale food supplies) –
Sacca’s fine foods –
Toscano’s supermarket – Kew, Toorak, Richmond
Urban Provedore (South Yarra) –


Fuji Mart – Japanese Food Supermarket-
Hinoki Japanese Pantry –
Ichiba Junction – Online Japanese Grocery –
Japan Foods Trading – Food wholesalers –

Suzuran – Eatery and Grocery –
Tokyo Deli – Eatery and Grocery (Elsternwick)–
Tokyo Hometown Japanese Supermarket –

Other European (Non Mediterranean)

Ikea (Swedish Food) –

Treats from Home (British food) –

Continental European / Mediterranean

The artisans botega –
Belilissima Pasta –
Brunswick Street Alimentari (Fitzroy and Collingwood) –

DOC Italian Delicatessen and restaurantas – (Multiple locations – Carlton and Albert Park) –
Enoteca Sileno –
France at home –
France Gourmet –
King and Godfree –

Mediterranean Foods and Wholesalers
NSM Nuts and Spices –

Olivigna (Limoncello)-
Pasta al Dente-
Rays Top nuts –

Seasons Provedore (Carlton) –

Latin American and/or Spanish Food

Antioqueno – Colombian drinks and pony malta drinks –
Aztec Mexican –

Brazilian Style Foods –
Casa Iberica Deli –

Cheeky Foods –
El latino – Richmond –
Jarritos (Mexican sodas) –
Latin Deli –
Latin Foods and wines (La Morenita – Sunshine)–

Latin Markets (Online store) –

Latin Merchants –
Local mixed businesses
– Sunshine fresh food
– Footscray market continental foods
Milano Foods (Wholesale Latin foods) –

Paisa (Colombian food) –
San Carlos Foods –
Spanish Deli –
Tierra Nueva – (Wholesale latin foods) –

North American

Canadian Way (Online only – Stores in NSW, QLD and WA) –
Costco (Various Canadian and USA Foods) –

OCanada (Canadian Foods – Online only –
USA Foods (includes various Canadian and Mexican groceries – Moorabbin) –


South African Shop –


Food – Coffee making and Barista Training resources
– Melbourne being known for producing the world’s best coffee, showcases many coffee making courses and artistan coffee resources. It would be an injustice to the Melbourian culture not to include these resources!

Barista Training – Melbourne

Barista Employment – Melbourne

Coffee Making Supplies, accessories and Reading

Coffee roasters and cafes (also may offer coffee making supplies)

Cafe Imports (Wholesale coffee) –

Coffee Information and industry news

Perfect daily grind –

Coffee Industry Competitions and associations

What is the ‘Magic’ Melbourne Coffee?

A magic is steamed milk poured over a double ristretto and served in a smaller 160ml cup giving it the optimum coffee to milk ratio. (A ristretto is a ‘restricted espresso’, meaning that it’s the first half of a shot of coffee only and supposedly purer.)

In layman’s terms, that’s basically just a double shot flat white but I’ve found it is more fun to ask for a magic at your local café. The majority of cafe’s in Melbourne will know what one is but as a side note, do try to be understanding with those interstaters who haven’t yet come across one.

Coffee Types

        • Filter Coffee
        • Expresso Coffe
        • Siphon Coffee
        • Pour-over
        • Nitro Coffee
        • Cold Drip


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