Dining Experiences

Whether you are looking for some good pub grub, home-style cooking or exotic cuisine, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining in Melbourne. The flavours of the world extend from Vietnamese, Mexican, European, Middle Eastern and much more. Visit Greater Dandenong; one of Melbourne’s South Eastern suburbs for a taste of Afghani or Indian cuisines, or visit Alfrieda Street, in St Albans for an authentic Vietnamese experience.

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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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  • 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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  • Growling Frog Restaurant

    Growling Frog Restaurant

    The Growling Frog Restaurant is perched high above the rolling golf course with magnificent views of the Great Dividing Range. The Restaurant offers an impressive selection of fine food and wine in a smart yet relaxed environment. The Restaurant is open for lunch every day of the week and for dinner Thursday to Sunday. 

    The Growling Frog Restaurant is perched high above the rolling golf course with magnificent views

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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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  • Chinatown

    If the bright neon signs and hanging lanterns don’t give it away, the golden-roofed gateways will. Melbourne’s own slice of Asia stretches along Little Bourke Street, all the way from Spring Street down to Swanston Street, spilling into the laneways in between. The cuisine on offer comes from all over China, with the addition of Korean, Japanese and Thai options for extra variety.

    If the bright neon signs and hanging lanterns don’t give it away, the golden-roofed gateways will

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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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    St Kilda Esplanade Market

    Set against the iconic backdrop of St Kilda Beach and the stunning Port Phillip Bay, this vibrant makers' market features over 130 unique stalls filled with beautifully hand crafted artwork, jewellery, bags, homewares, body products, artisan foods and much more. Since 1970 come rain, hail or shine, every Sunday the Esplanade Market has been the destination for locals and visitors looking to discover something a little special.

    Set against the iconic backdrop of St Kilda Beach and the stunning Port Phillip Bay, this vibrant

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Riverside Golf and Tennis Centre

    Offering a range of facilities including a nine hole golf course, a 44 bay driving range, 12 tennis courts including one rebound ace court, mini golf, pro shop and the Riverside Restaurant bar and function centre. Situated in natural picturesque surroundings and nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Riverside Golf and Tennis Centre is a relaxed atmosphere that has something for both beginners and the professional sporting types.

    Offering a range of facilities including a nine hole golf course, a 44 bay driving range, 12 tenn

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Warrandyte Village

    Take in the history and picturesque scenery of Warrandyte, located just 30 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, Spend the day browsing through the art galleries, discovering the unique boutiques and shops, and savour the tasty delights at a local eatery or a coffee while enjoying the beautiful surrounds of the Yarra River.

    Take in the history and picturesque scenery of Warrandyte, located just 30 kilometres from the Me

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  • Old Cheese Factory

    The Berwick Old Cheese Factory was built in the 1860s and features the historic Springfield Homestead, Cheese Factory building and Kitchen Wash House. Set in beautiful landscaped gardens and open space, the Old Cheese Factory includes a large children's playground and barbeque/ picnic areas. Casey’s art groups use the facility to offer a variety of performing arts and art and crafts opportunities for the community. The Old Cheese Factory buildings can be hired for weddings, barbeques, social functions, children’s birthday parties, meetings, gallery exhibitions and art courses.

    The Berwick Old Cheese Factory was built in the 1860s and features the historic Springfield Homes

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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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fairfield Boathouse

    Fairfield boathouse was established in 1908 as a picnic, camping and refreshment room area and today this neighbourhood gem holds true to its heritage. Nestled along the banks of the Yarra River, the Boathouse is a place to enjoy an informal outdoor dining experience, where you can relax by the river in summer or sit by the cozy wood fires and admire the view in winter. Hire a bike, canoe or kayak and paddle through inner Melbourne’s only remaining natural bushland – only 10 minutes from the city centre.

    Fairfield boathouse was established in 1908 as a picnic, camping and refreshment room area and to

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mountain Goat Beer

    Mountain Goat Beer began in the mid-nineties in the back yard of an ambitious home brewer. In 1997 the first official Mountain Goat beer hit the shelves. Now operating out of a converted warehouse in Richmond, Mountain Goat craft a handful of boutique beers as well as a few seasonal and one off brews. Mountain Goat Brewery is open to the public on Wednesdays and Fridays from 5.00pm, serving their unique beer and homemade pizzas. They run free brewery tours at 6.30pm every Wednesday.

    Mountain Goat Beer began in the mid-nineties in the back yard of an ambitious home brewer.

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    Keilor Hotel

    Established in 1840 and still going strong, the Keilor Hotel is Australia’s oldest family owned hotel. Today, the hotel is proud to continue bringing good food and good times, with regular entertainment on offer throughout the week. It’s also the perfect place to hold your next special event in one of four elegant and unique rooms, each rich in history. Enjoy the stunning scenery and breathtaking architecture over a glass of wine at a Brimbank landmark that just keeps getting better with age.

    Established in 1840 and still going strong, the Keilor Hotel is Australia’s oldest family owned h

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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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  • Prahran Market

    Famous for fine fresh produce, hard to find specialty items and good old fashioned service sealed with expert advice, Prahran Market can’t be beaten on quality. Visit to discover everything from the highest quality fruit and veg to the widest range of certified organic products, sustainable seafood, free range meat and poultry, gourmet deli items and an interesting mix of sought-after eateries and specialty stores.

    Famous for fine fresh produce, hard to find specialty items and good old fashioned service sealed

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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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    Overnewton Castle

    Brimbank pioneer William Taylor, who owned 13,000 acres of grazing land around Keilor, started building Overnewton Castle in 1849. Ten years later, following a trip to Scotland, he added the Scottish baronial castle and both exist today; much as they were. Overnewton is now the venue for weddings, functions, high tea and tours; surrounded by magnificent gardens. Luxurious accommodation is also available, and don’t forget to drop in on selected Sundays for scrumptious high tea.

    Brimbank pioneer William Taylor, who owned 13,000 acres of grazing land around Keilor, started bu

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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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    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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  • Ruby Green & Co

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The one that comes to mind for Ruby Green & Co is YUM! Utilising local produce to serve up delicious comfort food. The cosy and relaxed vibe will make you feel like you are visiting a friend. Monte carlos, rocky road, hedgehog, lemon slice, and choc-orange melting moments are all made fresh on site.

     

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The one that comes to mind for Ruby Green & Co is YUM!

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  • Dining and Nightlife

    Restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs are always buzzing in Melbourne. An eclectic range of cuisine is on offer across town - hidden down laneways, high above street level or overlooking the waterfront.

    Restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs are always buzzing in Melbourne.

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  • Carlton and United Brewery Tours

    Carlton and United Brewery in Abbotsford is one of the oldest working breweries in Australia. Producing over a dozen brands including Carlton Cold, VB and Foster’s Lager, the brewery is also the country’s largest. Tours of the Carlton Brewhouse showcase the brewery's 100 year history of beer making, presenting the art of brewing in an innovative and entertaining way. Tours run at 10.00am and 2.00pm Monday - Friday.

    Carlton and United Brewery in Abbotsford is one of the oldest working breweries in Australia.

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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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    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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  • Philhellene

    Philhellene, Moonee Ponds

    Aiming to provide a rich experience around Greek food, culture, music and history, Philhellene is the closest you will come in Melbourne to eating in a traditional Greek home. The cuisine is provincial Greek with a strong Cretan influence. At Philhellene they present an authentic style of food and drink using high-quality produce and applying traditional methods derived from their own mothers’ cooking. This makes for a memorable and even emotional occasion! 

    Aiming to provide a rich experience around Greek food, culture, music and history, Philhellene is

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  • The Promenade Cafe South Morang

    Looking for a great local destination for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Located on the picturesque foreshore of Mill Park Lakes in South Morang, The Promenade is a 'hidden gem'.  Come on in and discover our extensive menu and beautiful views. The menu includes light and full breakfast options, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, parma, porterhouse, cakes, desserts and great Genovese coffee. Live acoustic entertainment monthly on Saturday nights.

    Looking for a great local destination for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Located on the picturesque foreshore of Mill Park Lakes in South Morang, The Promenade is a 'hidden gem'.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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    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

  • Altona Beach Market

    Altona Beach Market

    The Altona Beach Market is nestled into one of Port Phillip Bay’s most appealing coastal towns. The weekly outdoor street market has been a highlight since 2004. Thousands of regular market goers visit each week to purchase fresh produce, green life, homemade soaps, candles and much more.  On market day a visit through the town's shops, café’s, restaurants and coastal pleasures completes a great day's outing.

    The Altona Beach Market is nestled into one of Port Phillip Bay’s most appealing coastal towns.

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  • Santos Cafe and Bar

    Offering a selection of wood fire pizza, burgers, pasta, risotto, parma, porterhouse and salads. Don’t worry we haven’t forgotten the sweet tooth. Select from the nutella pizza, buttermilk pancakes or try one of the 18 varieties of milkshake.

    Offering a selection of wood fire pizza, burgers, pasta, risotto, parma, porterhouse and salads.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Titanic, Williamstown

    The Titanic, Williamstown

    It’s not just dinner and a show. Book the voyage of a lifetime where your night is guaranteed to be a disaster. Step back in time to a by gone era and relive the majestic grandeur that made the Titanic the ship of dreams.

    It’s not just dinner and a show.

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  • Split Bean Cafe

    Split Bean Cafe

    A family cafe offering all day breakfast and lunch. Come in and take your pick from the delicious menu.

    A family cafe offering all day breakfast and lunch.

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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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  • 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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  • Royal Mail Hotel

    Royal Mail Hotel

    Whittlesea is a perfect destination for a day trip. When you visit, make sure you stop by The Royal Mail Hotel, ideally located in a magnificent part of Victoria just 35kms from Melbourne. We are proud of our status as a good Australian country hotel with excellent service and a friendly atmosphere.

    Whittlesea is a perfect destination for a day trip.

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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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  • 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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  • Sunshine art spaces

    Sunshine Art Spaces

    Sunshine Arts Spaces provides affordable spaces and training for artists to establish creative businesses, generate employment opportunities for artists and raise the profile of the arts. Sunshine Art Spaces is open at 2 City Place, Sunshine, and Sunshine Art Spaces Gallery is located at 11 Sun Crescent, Sunshine; part of the Sunshine Rising initiative supported by Brimbank City Council.

    Sunshine Arts Spaces provides affordable spaces and training for artists to establish creative bu

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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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  • Bridge Inn Hotel

    Bridge Inn Hotel

    Established in 1891 the Bridge Inn Hotel has been restored, revamped and relaunched. With À La Carte Bistro, Lounge area and Sports Bar each offering their own unique menu’s there’s sure to be something for everyone. Open 7 days a week and offering special themes and events throughout the week you’ll be sure to have a great time.

    Established in 1891 the Bridge Inn Hotel has been restored, revamped and relaunched.

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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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  • 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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  • Shadowfax Winery

    This award winning winery’s cellar door is the place to go for exquisite wines, delicious wood-fired pizza and funky live entertainment. For that ‘something extra’, join the winery tour and experience the Underground Barrel Hall.

    This award winning winery’s cellar door is the place to go for exquisite wines, delicious wood-fi

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    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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  • Whittlesea Bowls Club

    Whittlesea Bowls Club

    Fully licensed bistro and functions rooms available for meetings, celebrations and bus groups. A relaxed atmosphere and delicious menu are perfectly matched to ensure you have a magical experience. You can enjoy the view over the greens or even maybe enjoy some exercise in a friendly environment, please ask about the lawn bowling activities.

    Fully licensed bistro and functions rooms available for meetings, celebrations and bus groups.

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  • Farm Vigano

    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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  • 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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  • All things Art

    Whittlesea is home to a vibrant and diverse arts community, which is evident in the many events, exhibitions and installations which feature across the municipality. From the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre to the many local restaurants and recreation facilities that actively promote the arts, the City of Whittlesea nurtures and promotes arts and culture throughout the local community. 

    Whittlesea is home to a vibrant and diverse arts community, which is evident in the many events,

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  • Growling Frog Golf Course

    Growling Frog Golf Course

    Previously featured on Coxy’s Big Break, the Growling Frog Golf Course was named after the Growling Grass Frog, which is native to the area. The 18-hole course was designed by Graham Marsh and has been recognised as one of Australia’s best public golf courses. The course is open every day and an on-site restaurant allows visitors to take in the magnificent view of the course, as well as the Great Dividing Range.

    Previously featured on Coxy’s Big Break, the Growling Frog Golf Course was named after the Growling Grass Frog, which is native to the area.

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  • Whittlesea Courthouse and Visitor Centre

    Located in the historic township of Whittlesea, the restored Whittlesea Courthouse now serves as the Visitor Information Centre for the City of Whittlesea. The Courthouse itself is set amongst scenic gardens and is often used as a venue by local artists exhibiting their work. Built in 1864, this year marks the 150th anniversary of the Whittlesea Courthouse.

    Located in the historic township of Whittlesea, the restored Whittlesea Courthouse now serves as

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  • Monteleone Restaurant

    Monteleone Restaurant

    Monteleone Restaurant is operated by the Monteleone family, who for 5 generations have been making Artisan gourmet cheese. Located at Donnybrook, the restaurant was founded from a simple philosophy that cheese enhances every delicious meal. Experience the rustic charm and surrounding countryside while watching the dairy cows graze.

    Monteleone Restaurant is operated by the Monteleone family, who for 5 generations have been makin

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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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  • 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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  • Brimbank’s Famous Food

    Amble through the Brimbank communities and villages and get involved with the range and quality of foods from myriad countries, cities and regions. Brimbank suburbs like St Albans and Sunshine are at the apex of international cuisine in Melbourne. Fancy a pho? Crave a curry? Wanting a won-ton? There’s more great food than you can point a pair of sticks at; in Brimbank.

    Amble through the Brimbank communities and villages and get involved with the range and quality o