Melbournians love coffee! In fact Melbourne is known as the coffee capital of Australia. Visit one of the many great cafés or take part in a Barista class and learn to make your own coffee. There are countless cafés across Melbourne, each offering a little something different, found hidden in laneways, converted garages, coin laundries, hairdressers and sub stations... your only challenge now is where to go first! 

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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!

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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, 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.

  • 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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    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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  • Farmer’s Markets at the Old Cheese Factory

    Farmer’s Markets at the Old Cheese Factory

    Held on the second Saturday of the month in the picturesque gardens of the local farming property of The Old Cheese Factory in Berwick. The site has many amenities including a childrens playground and cafe. Farm fresh and organic seasonal fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices, honey, cheeses, jams, condiments and preserves, rare and free range lamb, beef, pork, certified free range eggs, herb and vegetable seedlings. British pies, fruit pies, cakes, artisan loaves and much more.

    Held on the second Saturday of the month in the picturesque gardens of the local farming property

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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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  • 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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  • 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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    Top Hats and Fine Dining

    There are a huge variety of fine dining options on offer in this vibrant municipality. Choose from top venues like Attica in Ripponlea, awarded the 2012 Restaurant of the Year and winner of two ‘Good Food’ hats. Other top-notch one-hat wonders include Café di Stasio, Circa, The Prince and Donovan’s in St Kilda; Tempura Hajime in South Melbourne; Dandelion in Elwood; and The Point in Albert Park. You can’t miss The Graham Hotel and Waterfront in Port Melbourne both offering delicious fare you won’t forget in a hurry. Victoria Avenue in Albert Park is a destination for dining with venues like Riccardo’s, Kamel and Mizuzu’s. No matter what you pick you are sure to be impressed by the wide variety on offer.

    There are a huge variety of fine dining options on offer in this vibrant municipality.

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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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  • 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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  • sweet, cakes, pastries, cafe, coffee, ice cream, gelato

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • dining, view, fine dining, coast, beach, beachside

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • laneway, coffee, cafe, drinks, food, eat

    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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  • Maple Tree Cafe

    Maple Tree Cafe

    The Maple Tree Café has based the menu around seasonal produce, organic home grown vegetables and herbs with a modern take on breakfast and lunch.

    The Maple Tree Café has based the menu around seasonal produce, organic home grown vegetables and herbs with a modern take on breakfast and lunch.

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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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  • cafe, coffee, dining, keilor, keilor village, brimbank

    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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  •  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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  • 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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    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

  • Coburg Farmers Market

    Coburg Farmers Market

    Affordable seasonal produce, fresh from regional Victoria is on offer in Coburg. The Farmers Market is held every Saturday at the Coburg North Primary School from 8am-1pm.

    Affordable seasonal produce, fresh from regional Victorian is on offer in Coburg.

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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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  • 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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