There are countless fantastic cafés in Melbourne each offering a little special something special and unique. You will find great cafés hidden in laneways, converted garages, coin laundries, hairdressers and sub stations... your only challenge now is where to go first! 

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    Café Dolce

    Cafe Dolce is a family business who have been in Keilor for 4 generations. Situated in the heart of Keilor Village, this cafe specialises in amazing coffee made to perfection as well as a varied menu of homemade foods from breakfast to lunch - soups, pastas, salads, quiches, pastries, slices and much more - including Gluten free foods. Be sure to try their range of delectable cakes and slices, perfect for a catch up with friends! 

    Cafe Dolce is a family business who have been in Keilor for 4 generations.

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  • Sacco Cafe and Roastery

    Sacco Cafe and Roastery

    Try our freshly baked muffins, delicious breakfasts and lunches and snacks. We have carefully selected the finest graded Arabica beans from around the world and roasted them here in our roastery in Sunbury to ensure absolute freshness. Come in and try Sacco Coffee today!

    Try our freshly baked muffins, delicious breakfasts and lunches and snacks.

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  • Blue Stone Kitchen

    Blue Stone Kitchen

    Blue Stone Kitchen specialises in authentic flavours of the Mediterranean with a modern twist. Use of organic produce and the freshest locally sourced ingredients make this a must visit. Try the famous organic handmade potato gnocci or one of the amazing pizza creations on the menu.

    Blue Stone Kitchen specialises in authentic flavours of the Mediterranean with a modern twist.

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  • Chapel Street Precinct

    Let the locals give you the low down so you don’t miss the diverse living neighbourhoods and activities just beyond the reach of South Yarra.

    Let the locals give you the low down so you don’t miss the diverse living neighbourhoods and acti

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  • Moreland Shopping & Dining

    Come and explore Moreland's vintage stores for retro threads, pre-loved goods and secondhand treasures. Discover the eclectic mix of offerings throughout the municipality, including local markets, factory outlets and boutique retailers. Serviced by excellent public transport from Melbourne’s city centre, each precinct offers unique shopping and dining. Off the main streets you will also discover a number of hidden gems offering great dining experiences.

    Come and explore Moreland's vintage stores for retro threads, pre-loved goods and secondhand treasures.

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    Little Bertie Cafe

    Tucked down a laneway, this quintessential Melbourne cafe and beer garden is now serving up dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. The meaty menu consists of delights such as 12 hours smoked brisket, Jamaican free range jerk chicken and 16 hour smoked pulled pork. The hidden gem can be found by heading down to Shakespeare Lane next to Coles on Swan St, or from East Richmond train station.

     

    Tucked down a laneway, this quintessential Melbourne cafe and beer garden is now serving up dinne

  • Onrich Spice Garden

    Onrich Spice Garden

    Onrich Spice Garden specialises in Sri Lankan "Short Eats'', Rice and Curry as well as Hoppers. With the newly added cafe on site their goal is to promote a fusion between Sri Lankan Cuisine and the Melbourne lifestyle. Their egg roti attracts people from all around Melbourne and after you try it you won’t be able to wipe the smile from your face. 

    Onrich Spice Garden specialises in Sri Lankan "Short Eats'', Rice and Curry as well as Hoppers.

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  • Glenferrie Road, Malvern

    Glenferrie Road Malvern is an historic and long loved local shopping strip.  Free parking is easy and unbelievably convenient. Our retailers are known for their unique customer service and inviting stores.  There is everything you need and more in Malvern so come shop with us and see what makes it unique – Make the Most of Malvern.

    Glenferrie Road Malvern is an historic and long loved local shopping strip.  Free parking is easy

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  • Victoria Street Mall

    Victoria Street Mall

    The Vic Mall as it is locally known, is the bustling centre of Coburg’s shopping precinct. It is a popular gathering place for locals, offering a variety of dining options, great coffee and buskers making regular appearances throughout the week. A large picnic table has backgammon, snakes and ladders, and chess boards built in – bring your own pieces or borrow from the library.

    The Vic Mall as it is locally known, is the bustling centre of Coburg’s shopping precinct.

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  • Turners Bakehouse Eatery

    Turners Bakehouse Eatery

    Set in a heritage-listed Victorian cottage, Mernda's Turners Bakehouse Eatery is one not to be missed. Many of its menu items including the traditional sourdough bread to pies, pasties and cakes are baked in the 130-year-old Scotch oven.

    Set in a heritage-listed Victorian cottage, Mernda's Turners Bakehouse Eatery is one not to be missed.

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  • Darling Street Espresso

    Darling Street Espresso, Moonee Ponds

    Spoil the kids - and yourself - at Darling Street Espresso. Hidden away in an old milk bar on a residential Moonee Ponds street, it's the perfect place for an after-school or holiday treat. Try one of their famous cake pops for that afternoon sugar rush, or enjoy some downtime with friends, good coffee and great food.

    Spoil the kids - and yourself - at Darling Street Espresso.

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  • MegaMile home and lifestyle precinct

    A mecha for home makers, this shopping precint is one of Melbourne's largest shopping strips and includes more than 200 businesses in one area, many of these being home and furniture stores. The strip contains shopping complexes Home HQ, Brand Smart Shopping Outlet and Nunawading Shopping Centre. Some of the retail outlets and services include home furnishings, specialty retailers, electrical and white goods retailers, clothing, restaurants and cafes, car dealerships as well as a fitness centre.

    A mecha for home makers, this shopping precint is one of Melbourne's largest shopping strips and

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  • Shopping in Nillumbik

    Shopping in Nillumbik

    Vibrant shopping areas can be found in Eltham, Diamond Creek and Hurstbridge and with so much choice you are bound to find exactly what you’re looking for! Or, take time out and enjoy time with friends and family in one of the many cafes and restaurants.

     

     

    Vibrant shopping areas can be found in Eltham, Diamond Creek and Hurstbridge and with so much choice you are bound to find exactly what you’re looking for!

  • Lysterfield Park

    Lysterfield Park

    Lysterfield Park is a recreation hub in a beautiful natural environment close to Melbourne. Explore the bushland on walking tracks and mountain bike tracks. Enjoy canoeing, sailing, paddle boating or surf skiing on the popular Lysterfield Lake. 

    Lysterfield Park is a recreation hub in a beautiful natural environment close to Melbourne.

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  • St Rose Café

    St Rose Café, Essendon

    St Rose Cafe was founded in 2013 by husband and wife duo Domenic and Diana Caruso. The pair dreamt of bringing the cafe experience of the inner city to the suburbs, a little closer to home. A passion for good coffee and simple food, done extremely well were the antecedence to St Rose's humble beginnings.  The café is a cool, casual and organic new it- spot right in the heart of Moonee Valley.  

    St Rose Cafe was founded in 2013 by husband and wife duo Domenic and Diana Caruso.

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  • Dandenong Market

    Grab a bargain and browse exotic fresh fruit and vegies you won’t find at your average supermarket, at the bustling Dandenong Market. A visit to the Dandenong Market is like strolling around a souk, meandering through a hawkers market or blending into a bazaar. With bargain prices, unusual produce and colourful characters, the Dandenong Market is a shopping trip out of the ordinary.

    Grab a bargain and browse exotic fresh fruit and vegies you won’t find at your average supermarke

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  • Two Beans and a Farm

    Two Beans and a Farm

    The 1860s bluestone Carome Homestead in Mernda, nestled along the banks of the Plenty River, has been artfully restored and is now a restaurant, perfect for the whole family. Two Beans and a Farm is a hidden gem offering delicious meals made from home grown produce.  It’s the perfect escape.

    The 1860s bluestone Carome Homestead in Mernda, nestled along the banks of the Plenty River, has

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  • Toorak Road, South Yarra

    Toorak Road, South Yarra

    From one end of Toorak Road to the other, it’s all about specialty shops; outstanding jewellery, handmade designs, interesting cafes, brilliant restaurants and bars, exciting galleries, designer lighting, the finest leather goods, home wares, very special gifts and a myriad of services. There are more than 300 stores with men’s and women’s fashion setting the scene. Iconic stores - It’s savvy and stylish with the best local and imported designers, hard to find, must have shoes and bags, unusual accessories, and vintage fashion. It’s a kilometre of unique stores, close to the City, Chapel Street, St Kilda beach and many of Melbourne’s art and sporting venues. Simply, the place to be...

     

    From one end of Toorak Road to the other, it’s all about specialty shops; outstanding jewellery,

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    Friends Of Ours Cafe, Essendon

    Whether you're passing through Essendon or looking for a new local hangout, Jakki and the team at Friends Of Ours would love to meet you and show you why they've become one of the most popular destinations for friends and families looking to catch up. A casual, funky vibe resonates throughout the cafe's interior, and footpath seating options mean you're never far from the hustle and bustle of Mount Alexander Road.

    Whether you're passing through Essendon or looking for a new local hangout, Jakki and the team at

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  • Shopping & Dining

    Experience the City of Yarra’s famous retail and dining precincts. Serviced by excellent public transport or within easy walking distance from the CBD, each precinct offers unique shopping and dining experiences to suit all tastes. Come and discover the hundreds of shops, outlets, restaurants, cafés, bars and live entertainment venues located throughout the municipality.

    Experience the City of Yarra’s famous retail and dining precincts.

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  • Bundoora Square

    Bundoora Square

    Enjoy the art journey at Bundoora Square shopping precinct.  Come and be amazed by the large Bundoora Murals and art projects reflecting the history, animals and flora of the area loved by the community. With easy access to trams and parking, Bundoora Square features a wide range of specialty shops and the Psarakos Marketplace. A place where you can meet your friends and linger a while at the interesting cafes and restaurants. 

     

    Enjoy the art journey at Bundoora Square shopping precinct.

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  • Wattle Park

    Wattle Park

    Wattle Park is a wonderful escape within the suburbs for a pleasant picnic, walk or jog.  Set in natural bushland and sweeping lawns, the park features historic buildings, huge gum trees, the historic Lone Pine, exotic trees, tennis courts, public nine-hole golf course, and a playground. 

    Wattle Park is a wonderful escape within the suburbs for a pleasant picnic, walk or jog.

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  • Brother Hen, Moonee Ponds

    Brother Hen, Moonee Ponds

    Brother Hen's Mediterranean menu, child-friendly courtyard and many special touches have quickly made this café a favourite amongst the locals.

    The owners are passionate about organic, sustainable produce and even have their own veggie patch out the back. Homegrown tomatoes, herbs and greens are sure to make their way from the garden to your plate. Open from 7am to 3pm, drop in for a coffee, breakfast or lunch.

    Brother Hen's Mediterranean menu, child-friendly courtyard and many special tou

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  • Galleries

    The City of Yarra is known for its diverse artistic and cultural life. It is home to many artists, leading commercial galleries, contemporary arts spaces, artist run galleries and cafes with regular exhibitions. Each gallery is distinct, catering for a different audience and clientele. To locate a Gallery, look out for the Yarra Gallery symbol – a bold orange street sign which directs you to many of Yarra's contemporary art galleries, download a copy of the Gallery Guide by following the link or pick up a hard copy from the Richmond Town Hall on Bridge Road.

    The City of Yarra is known for its diverse artistic and cultural life.

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  • shopping, cafe, melbourne, lalor, whittlesea, food, dining, family, fresh produce, cheese

    Lalor Shopping Centre

    Come and discover the exciting and tantalising mix of 95 food, retail and professional businesses at Station Street and May Road, Lalor. People travel from all over Melbourne for their fresh and different multi-cultural food offer. The prices are amazing and you will love the many tastes of the delis and cheeses from around the world. Stay a while and enjoy this exciting and friendly centre.

     

    Come and discover the exciting and tantalising mix of 95 food, retail and professional businesses

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  • Werribee Park

    Werribee Park

    Discover the story of an Australian pastoral empire and explore the Victorian era in the Italianate-style architecture and interiors of Werribee Mansion. Stroll through 10 hectares of beautiful formal gardens and open space park land. 

    The majestic gardens feature a colourful parterre, ornamental lake and grotto, glasshouses, heritage-listed trees and expansive lawns. Relax with a picnic or explore with enthusiasm, the formal gardens are a secret oasis awaiting discovery. Take a detour along the Sculpture Walk or wander through to the internationally acclaimed Victoria State Rose Garden where around 5,000 roses are displayed to perfection. 

    Appreciate life from the worker's perspective at the original farmyard, adjacent to the riverine area of Werribee Park, a natural treasure encompassing the Werribee River, acres of native woodlands and a flourishing orchard. 

    Discover the story of an Australian pastoral empire and explore the Victorian era in the Italiana

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  • Dining in Casey

    Dining in Casey

    Casey offers a great variety of wining and dining experiences. With so many options there is sure to be something to suit tantilise your tastebuds and suit your budget also. Some great dining experiences include: Ambrosia in Berwick - 9702 0044

    Ashcotts in Berwick - 9707 5900

    Atura Hotel in Eumemmering - 9771 6000

    Eighty One in Berwick - 9768 9555

    Nomadic in Berwick - 9769 8727

    Shanikas in Berwick - 9707 3511

    Trios at Cranbourne Racecourse in Cranbourne - 5996 3233

    Wings and Fins in Tooradin - 5998 3600

    Casey offers a great variety of wining and dining experiences.

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  • Cultural Tours

    Cultural Tours

    Travel the world without leaving home through cultural tours exploring the vibrant food, shopping and colourful characters of Little India, the Afghan Bazaar and the Asian delights of Sensational Springvale. Our expert guides will lead you on an exotic journey to discover rich cultures and fabulous food as we explore our diverse community.

    Travel the world without leaving home through cultural tours exploring the vibrant food, shopping

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  • Pacific Epping

    Pacific Epping

    Pacific Epping has over 230 stores, with the choice of three quality supermarkets, a huge Big W, plus Best & Less, Target, Harris Scarfe, JB Hi-Fi, H&G Fresh Food precinct – all under the one roof, plus, Urban Diner restaurant and entertainment zone. Pacific Epping’s great range, lovely wide malls, bright and light surrounds and friendly atmosphere equals an enjoyable shopping experience you will want to repeat!

    Pacific Epping has over 230 stores, with the choice of three quality supermarkets, a huge Big W,

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  • Westerfolds Park (including Candlebark Park)

    Westerfolds Park

    Westerfolds Park, including Candlebark Park, is perfect for picnicking, cycling, walking, canoeing and there's an adventure playground for the children. The Main Yarra Trail, that forms part of the 6km of sealed trails throughout the park, connects many parks, trails, and wetlands along the Yarra River waterways.

    Westerfolds Park, including Candlebark Park, is perfect for picnicking, cycling, walking, canoein

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    Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

    Built in 1899, Bundoora Homestead is a magnificent Queen Anne style Federation mansion operating as a historic house, art gallery and café, registered by Heritage Victoria and certified by the National Trust. Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is the public art gallery for the City of Darebin hosting contemporary visual arts and craft exhibitions, a public education program including artist talks, workshops and events, and the biennial Darebin Art Prize. 

    Built in 1899, Bundoora Homestead is a magnificent Queen Anne style Federation mansion operating as a historic house, art gallery and café, registered by Heritage Victoria and certified by the National Trust.

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  • Diverse Cuisine

    Diverse Cuisine

    Excite your tastebuds with a huge range of colourful cuisines from our multicultural community. Greater Dandenong is home to people from more than 150 different nationalities, who bring with them diverse cultures, gorgeous clothes and of course, delicious food. We have the world on a plate with everything from Turkish gozlemes, Asian delights, Punjab sweets and Uyghur noodles to tempt your tastebuds.

    Excite your tastebuds with a huge range of colourful cuisines from our multicultural community.

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  • shopping, cafe, nature, heritage, country, landscape, coffee

    Whittlesea Township - Church Street and Surrounds

    A country-style experience, only a stone’s throw away from the city. Whittlesea Township provides a unique shopping experience with the beautiful surrounding landscape to match. There are many cafés to enjoy and distinctive retail stores to visit, making for an enjoyable day out. Leave the hustle and bustle behind and discover country style shopping with friendly customer service. 

     

    A country-style experience, only a stone’s throw away from the city.

  • Woodlands Historic Park

    Woodlands Historic Park offers a fascinating glimpse of the landscapes and wildlife seen by European settlers in the 1840s. The park has a 150-year old homestead, Indigenous canoe trees, native woodland and grassland. See kangaroos, birds and other wildlife.  It's also the site for a colony of endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoots that were re-established here as part of a program aimed at securing the species' future.
     
    Woodlands Historic Park offers a fascinating glimpse of the landscapes and wildlife seen by Eur
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  • High Street Northcote

    High Street Northcote

    High Street Northcote is one of Melbourne's most dynamic and creative locations, with a history spanning 150 years. Today High Street is home to one of Melbourne's most interesting and eclectic mix of retailers, bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants.  On any given night you will find a selection of Melbourne's finest performing artists, sitting on a chair in a dimly lit bar or high up on a light flooded stage. The street houses an impressive array of vintage and retro fashion and furniture retailers alongside contemporary fashion and design boutiques. 

    High Street Northcote is one of Melbourne's most dynamic and creative locations, with a history spanning 150 years.

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  • Kellybrook Winery

    Kellybrook Winery

    An abundance of real style and personality. Kellybrook, on the edge of Melbourne's Eastern suburbs, is a lovely oasis in the old Yarra Valley orchard belt. Set amongst lush vineyard and beautiful gardens, the winery offers an authentic wine-tasting experience. A lovely day for any couple or group of Friends, a winery tasting is always a great way to catch up with friends or a loved one! 

    An abundance of real style and personality.

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  • shopping, thomastown, cafe, food, fresh produce

    Thomastown Shopping Centre

    Visit Thomastown Shopping Centre for all your personal, business and every day needs. Located along High Street and within walking distance of the Thomastown Railway Station, the Centre is ideal for a quick stop on the way home. A versatile shopping hub offering service for businesses including real estate, financial and legal services in addition to personal hairdressing and beauty services, whilst accommodating your grocery needs.

    Visit Thomastown Shopping Centre for all your personal, business and every day needs.

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  • Yarra Bend Park

    Yarra Bend Park

    Yarra Bend Park is the largest area of natural bushland near the heart of Melbourne, featuring steep river escarpments, open woodlands, playing fields and golf courses. Explore the park by foot or by bike while enjoying superb views of the city skyline. Pleasant picnic areas, barbecues, rotundas and playgrounds make it popular with families with dogs welcome in most areas.

    Yarra Bend Park is the largest area of natural bushland near the heart of Melbourne, featuring st

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  • Fairfield Village

    Fairfield Village

    Renowned for its beloved Fido (Fairfield Industrial Dog Object) public artwork project, the Fairfield Village is a haven for locals and visitors who visit us to shop, dine and enjoy time out. Located within proximity to the famous Fairfield Boathouse and Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield Village is a great place to escape the pace and experience a truly unique atmosphere. 

    Renowned for its beloved Fido (Fairfield Industrial Dog Object) public artwork project, the Fairfield Village is a haven for locals and visitors who visit us to shop, dine and enjoy time out.

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  • Laneways

    Weaving a maze through the city grid, Melbourne’s laneways uncover hidden treasures and a charming, intimate atmosphere. Al fresco eateries, one-off shops and bars that are off the beaten track, all nestle side-by-side in laneways winding in all directions throughout the city.

    Weaving a maze through the city grid, Melbourne’s laneways uncover hidden treasures and a charmin

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  • Appret Café

    Appret Café

    Experience the friendly, warm and open atmosphere at Appret Café, Doreen. Offering a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner menu there is something to suit all tastes. This family friendly café is perfect for a filling Sunday breakfast or scrumptious mid-week dinner. The owner’s legacy ‘prepare to eat well’ will keep you coming back for more.

    Experience the friendly, warm and open atmosphere at Appret Café, Doreen.

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  • Yarra River

    A Melbourne icon, the Yarra River is the focus for numerous spectacular events. The banks of the river have a number of barbecue and picnic facilities, fishing platforms and jetties. In addition, there are trails and paths for cyclists, walkers and joggers.

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  • Reservoir Village

    Reservoir Village

    Located at the heart of Reservoir and only minutes walk from Edwardes Lake, our village centre boasts over 90 businesses. Discover a vast collection of cafes, restaurants, fashion boutiques, discount stores and professional services right at your doorstep. Pick up fresh food and produce or grab a bite to eat. Shop for unique gifts and homewares, get your fashion fix or search for everyday items, medical suppliers, professional services, and much more. Home to Coles and IGA, our village offers something for every visitor.

     

    Located at the heart of Reservoir and only minutes walk from Edwardes Lake, our village centre boasts over 90 businesses.

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  • North Melbourne and Kensington

    The striking and historic streetscapes of North Melbourne’s Errol and Victoria streets are well known for their great cafes, restaurants and a lively arts scene. Neighbouring Kensington is the place to enjoy a slower pace of life in luxuriantly leafy surrounds, while the hustle and bustle of Flemington’s busy Racecourse Road strip will keep the more active visitors entertained.

    The striking and historic streetscapes of North Melbourne’s Errol and Victoria streets are well k

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  • Clock Tower Centre

    The Clocktower Centre is the cornerstone of the Moonee Valley's cultural life, and comprises state-of-the-art facility for the performing arts community. The theatre showcases performances, functions and events from professional touring companies for all ages. The Clock Tower also presents its own vibrant and exciting annual program of theatre and performing arts, and features a children and family program guaranteed to entertain the little ones.

    The Clocktower Centre is the cornerstone of the Moonee Valley's cultural life, and comprises stat

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    Sweet delights

    Sweet tooths rejoice - from puffed pastries and indulgent iced masterpieces to frozen treats, there is a plethora of decadent delights to choose from. Acland Street is the destination for all things baked, with rows upon rows of indulgent cakes lining the store fronts. The area is home to the many European immigrants who brought with them the tradition of mouth-watering cakes and pastries from their homelands. If cake isn’t your sweet of choice then the many gelatarias found in the area are sure to hit the spot, offering the perfect summer treat - why not try a new flavour.

    Sweet tooths rejoice - from puffed pastries and indulgent iced masterpieces to frozen treats, the

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  • Yarra River

    A Melbourne icon, the Yarra River is the focus for numerous spectacular events. The banks of the river have a number of barbecue and picnic facilities, fishing platforms and jetties. In addition, there are trails and paths for cyclists, walkers and joggers.

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  • Pho Sunday Rose Vietnamese Restaurant

    Pho Sunday Rose Vietnamese Restaurant

    If you love Southeast Asian cuisine then Pho Sunday Rose is for you.  Pho is Pho Sunday Rose’s specialty and you’ll find a range of options like the classic beef and brisket. Choose from a selection of piping hot pho, tom yum soups, curries, rice and noodle dishes.

    If you love Southeast Asian cuisine then Pho Sunday Rose is for you. Pho is Pho Sunday Rose’s specialty and you’ll find a range of options like the classic beef and brisket.

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  • City Centre

    As you enter Melbourne’s city centre switch your curiosity to ‘high’. Look up, look down, follow that tune down that laneway and venture up those stairs. Melbourne’s city streets are a mosaic of high style, buried treasure, graceful elegance and quirky character.

    As you enter Melbourne’s city centre switch your curiosity to ‘high’.

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  • Queens Park, Moonee Ponds

    A popular park with a rose and sunken garden beside a stunning lake that is a picturesque oasis with an abundance of natural wildlife and beautiful fauna and flora. Also known for its historic features including being the first camping ground for many on their way to the gold diggings. Burke and Wills also camped near here on the first night of their journey. Oliver's Garden cafe sits next to the lake within the beautiful surrounds of Queens Park; it is open every day and serves breakfast, lunch and light snacks. Situated next to the playground, it is the perfect place to sit back and have a coffee whilst enjoying the natural world class surroundings.

    A popular park with a rose and sunken garden beside a stunning lake that is a picturesque oasis w

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    Dining with a View

    In this shore lined city there is nothing better than taking your meal with a side of sea views and Port Phillip is not short of venues that will perfectly accommodate you. Well known Republica is a top pick for locals with its casual boardwalk location, so too are Captain Baxter and Sapore. Head to Station Pier to watch the ships come and go, while you tuck into traditional fish and chips or seafood treats on the pier. Or cycle along the foreshore to Sandbar in Middle Park to bask in the sun, get sand between your toes and delight in brunch treats.

    In this shore lined city there is nothing better than taking your meal with a side of sea views a

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  • Yarra River

    Yarra River

    A Melbourne icon, the Yarra River is the focus for numerous spectacular events. The banks of the river have a number of barbecue and picnic facilities, fishing platforms and jetties. In addition, there are trails and paths for cyclists, walkers and joggers.  Head down to the banks of the Yarra River and take in the spectacular views of the river and the city skyline in the back ground, the best spot for this is near the Royal Botanical Gardens. 

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  • Moxie Cafe

    Moxie Café

    Moxie Café is a new establishment set in the bustling Church Street shopping strip in Whittlesea. Offering fine coffee, delicious fresh comfort food, beautiful ambience and a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

    Moxie Café is a new establishment set in the bustling Church Street shopping strip in Whittlesea.

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  • Docklands

    Enjoy a picnic by the water's edge, in a grassy park, or grab a table at one of Melbourne’s most scenic restaurants by day or by night. There are plenty of options from fine dining to family friendly venues. At Docklands you can pick up a bargain or experience a number of attractions and events. Ride, walk or run around parklands dotted with modern art. Gaze over the harbour – or get out on the water. Getting to Docklands is easy, with plenty of transport options.

    Enjoy a picnic by the water's edge, in a grassy park, or grab a table at one of Melbourne’s most

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  • Shopping & Dining

    Experience Moonee Valley’s diverse range of boutique retail precents, shopping centres and eclectic mix of multicultural restaurants, artisan style cafes and boutique bars on offer. Treat your taste buds to an array of impressive dining options waiting for you with an experience for everyone. Make a day of it and have a total shopping experience whilst discovering the hidden secrets of Moonee Valley’s shopping precincts. Shopping precincts include: Union Road - Ascot Vale, Racecourse Road and Pin Oak Crescent - Flemington, Napier Street - Strathmore, Puckle Street and Mt Alexander Road - Moonee Ponds, Rose Street - Essendon, Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) and Homemaker Hub - Essendon Fields, North Essendon Village and Keilor Road - Niddrie.

    Experience Moonee Valley’s diverse range of boutique retail precents, shopping centres and eclect

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    The Pier and Penguins

    There is no doubt as to why this humble pier has become one of the St Kilda’s most iconic destinations – it is simply stunning. Originally constructed in 1853, with the kiosk built in 1904, the pier offers the ideal place to take in Port Phillip Bay as it meets the shore. Be rewarded for walking the distance, with a lazy lunch or dinner as you take in the vista. A well-kept secret is the piers adorable residents - around 100 little penguins, who offer quite a show each night as they waddle home. Earthcare St Kilda volunteers act as penguin guides down at the breakwater from the beginning of October to the end of March.

    There is no doubt as to why this humble pier has become one of the St Kilda’s most iconic destina

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  • Mick's Donuts

    Mick's Donuts

    Mick’s Place in Thomastown, in Melbourne's north, is the home of the world famous “Donutella”. Down at mick’s every customer will be sure to leave with a smile on their face after trying one of the delicious Nutella filled Donuts. Phone orders are welcomed. So pop on in to Mick’s Place - When only the best will do!

    Mick’s Place in Thomastown, in Melbourne's north, is the home of the world famous “Donutella”.

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  •  Overlook café and bar at Astor theatre

    Overlook café and bar at Astor theatre

    The menu offers a curated selection of fine wines, craft beers and carefully considered cocktails. Sitting alongside the dashing drinks menu is a selection of food courtesy of some of Melbourne finest food purveyors, including crafted menu offerings from D.O.C, Milk The Cow, Harrow and Eaton, Doughboys and Baking Bad.

    The menu offers a curated selection of fine wines, craft beers and carefully considered cocktails

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  • Lygon Street

    Stroll along leafy Lygon Street and discover 'Little Italy' – a place where Melbourne’s famous cafe culture was born. Beautiful Victorian terraces provide a backdrop for lovers of coffee, dining al fresco. A variety of cake shops and gelati bars tempt visitors as they spill out of the theatres, cinemas and galleries.

    Stroll along leafy Lygon Street and discover 'Little Italy' – a place where Melbourne’s famous ca

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  • Shopping Villages

    From premier shopping destinations including Westfield Doncaster and Stockland The Pines, boutique shopping in Templestowe Village and Tunstall Square, to local community markets in Park Orchards and Warrandyte, Manningham has a vibrant mix of shopping precincts offering a plethora of shopping and dining experiences.

    From premier shopping destinations including Westfield Doncaster and Stockland The Pines, boutiq

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  • High Street Armadale

    High Street Armadale is a haven for collectors, hunters and gatherers, gift givers and those wanting to find that little something special. It is widely renowned for its quality, variety and uniqueness of products and services.

    High Street Armadale is a haven for collectors, hunters and gatherers, gift givers and those want

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    Laneway Coffee

    Melbourne is known for its rich coffee and laneway culture and this is not limited to the city centre. South Melbourne also has its own laneway scene, complete with vibrant street art, with venues like St Ali, Chez Dre and Gas offering delicious brews, top notch breakfast and tasty lunch menus. Out of the laneways the coffee continues with great sidewalk ventures popping up in Albert Park and Middle Park. Try slow drip coffee at Balderdash on Bay Street, or pick up a unique roast blend at Padre Coffee at the South Melbourne Market, voted best coffee shop across all Melbourne markets during Market Week 2013.

    Melbourne is known for its rich coffee and laneway culture and this is not limited to the city ce

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  • Queen Baker

    Queen Baker, Essendon

    Queen Baker was established in 2009 and owned and operated by the Micallef Family. We specialise in Cakes and Desserts  Catering. Our shop front is a dine-in Coffee and Cake Shop offering a beautiful selection of Cakes and an All Day Breakfast Menu...

    Queen Baker was established in 2009 and owned and operated by the Micallef Family.

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  • Mini Me Mango Cafe

    Mini Me Mango Cafe

    Mini Me Mango Café is all about serving up nutritious and healthy food. Choose from a great breakfast menu or a selection of house made fresh sweet delights. There is a smoothie bar, a coffee bar or a juice bar to quench your thirst. The little ones are not forgotten with a Mini Monsters Menu sure to satisfy. 

    Mini Me Mango Café is all about serving up nutritious and healthy food.

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  • Greek Precinct

    Set yourself adrift under the starry lights of the Lonsdale-Russell Street intersection, in the heart of Melbourne’s own Mediterranean. Athens might be a world away, but Grecian delights await discovery in Melbourne's Greek Precinct. At all hours of the day and night, this corner is a treasure trove of mouth-watering delights. Bask in the sun or under the stars in the Greek Precinct’s al fresco culture and treat yourself to a tasty lunch, sweet treats or a coffee hit.

    Set yourself adrift under the starry lights of the Lonsdale-Russell Street intersection, in the h

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    Sweet Lulu's Cafe

    Sweet Lulu's has become the go to cafe in Keilor Village for great food, coffee and service. Enjoy modern Australian style food in a friendly atmosphere where customers are the first priority. Catch up at a table indoors or take in the atmosphere of the village at an outdoor setting every day of the week for breakfast or lunch. Private functions can also be catered for. Head in for a nice meal with friends or family! 

    Sweet Lulu's has become the go to cafe in Keilor Village for great food, coffee and service.

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  • The Spotted Owl- café

    The Spotted Owl

    The Spotted Owl is a fully licenced café providing a light clean space offering breakfast and specialty coffee all day. A seasonal lunch menu and daily specials are also available until 3:00pm. The extensive drinks menu offers coffee roasted by Five Senses Coffee, served either hot or cold on the house blend or single origin variety. Walk-ins are welcome and group bookings are available so head on down! 

    The Spotted Owl is a fully licenced café providing a light clean space offering breakfast and spe

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  • 4 Doors

    4 Doors

    This hidden treasure located in Mill Park offers Italian cuisine. Try the rustic bruschetta, linguini marinara or extensive pizza menu. Be sure to leave room for sweets as the vanilla Chantilly or white chocolate filled doughnuts are worth the wait.

    This hidden treasure located in Mill Park offers Italian cuisine.

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  • Toorak Village

    WIth over 270 shops and businesses, Toorak Village is famous for its fashion boutiques, sunny street cafes, fine dining, luxurious beauty parlours, glamorous hair salons and the best in professional business advice. If you are around in May, come and experience the annual Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition where contemporary sculputres are placed in and around the Village.

    WIth over 270 shops and businesses, Toorak Village is famous for its fashion boutiques, sunny str

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  • Buying Direct From Local Producers

    Buy Direct From Local Producers

    The City of Whittlesea is home to some incredible local producers, offering a range of seasonal and locally made baked goods, fruit, cheese and wine. Fresh and high quality produce can be purchased directly on-site at Donnybrook Farmhouse Cheese, Mernda Bakery Café, Merri Merri Olive Estate and Just Picked Berries & Fruit.

    The City of Whittlesea is home to some incredible local producers, offering a range of seasonal and locally made baked goods, fruit, cheese and wine.

  • Wineries

    Wineries

    Local wineries range from the volcanic hilltops of Kangaroo Ground, across the gravelly clays of Panton Hill and St Andrews, down to the fine soils of Arthurs Creek and Yan Yean. Many wineries have cellar doors where you can meet the winemaker, hear their stories and taste and buy the wine. Wineries and cellar doors vary from contemporary designs to ancient Italian-inspired stone and mudbrick buildings. Some wineries offer meals or platters of local produce as well as galleries exhibiting works by local artists.

    Local wineries range from the volcanic hilltops of Kangaroo Ground, across the gravelly clays of Panton Hill and St Andrews, down to the fine soils of Arthurs Creek and Yan Yean.

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  • Montsalvat

    Montsalvat

    Famous for its architecture, music and poetry festivals, performances in the Great Hall and fabulous art exhibitions, Montsalvat, founded by Justus Jörgensen, is Australia’s oldest artists’ colony and home to practising artists. It remains to this day a working not-for-profit arts centre administered by a board. Set in 12–acres of established gardens, the historic buildings include charming mudbrick cottages and the impressive Great Hall.

    Famous for its architecture, music and poetry festivals, performances in the Great Hall and fabulous art exhibitions, Montsalvat, founded by Justus Jörgensen, is Australia’s oldest artists’ colony and home to practising artists.

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