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North Melbourne & Kensington

Visit historic North Melbourne for its cafes, restaurants and lively arts scene, enjoy the slower pace of Kensington, or let the bustle of Flemington's Racecourse Road keep you entertained.
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Queen Victoria Market is much more than the city’s fresh-food shopping mecca – it’s a historic landmark, a tourist attraction and a Melbourne institution.
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As part of the City of Melbourne, Arts House is one of Australia’s most exciting presenters of cutting-edge contemporary arts.
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Flemington is the best-known and oldest continuing metropolitan racecourse in Australia.
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Mr Griffiths Alibis and Libations in Kensington is an upbeat beer-and-burger joint. This casual hangout is home to all sorts, including students, young professionals and families.
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Code Black is a coffee roaster and café. Filter and single origin coffee is roasted onsite and the house blends change seasonally. The signature breakfast dish is applewood-smoked salmon, with horseradish hollandaise and potato rosti.
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Looking for some bedtime reading? Find inspiration at North Melbourne’s independent bookstore, stocked with classics and new releases for children and adults.
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The White Rabbit Record Bar is a hybrid music store, cafe and bar that could leave you wondering why drinks aren't served in more record stores about town. They carry a great range of second hand vinyl.
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Housed in the old WB Ellis auction house in North Melbourne, Auction Rooms is a coffee roastery and cafe, specialising in speciality coffees.
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Kensington Town Hall provides affordable spaces for large community social and celebratory functions. It also features safe spaces for young people to gather, arts activities, and community education and training spaces.
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Voltaire is a unique and wonderfully eccentric theatre space that hosts a dynamic array of Melbourne's emerging and established artists and acts.
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JASONGRECH is a Melbourne couture brand, specialising in couture bridal and red carpet gowns of the very highest quality.
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The Last Jar is an Irish gastro pub that feels like your Nan's lounge room. All food is made in-house, with an extensive selection of beers and wine.
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All the Kings Men is a gentlemen's haircutters in North Melbourne that brings the art back in to the tradition of proper male grooming.
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This compact cafe takes its coffee very seriously, grinding delicious roasted blends from local suppliers Proud Mary and Seven Seeds. Pull up a chair at the communal table, or perch by the window on an upturned milk crate.

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