Heading back to work? Then it's time to get up to speed on the best spots for eating, drinking and all-round adventuring. We've found cheap lunches, happy hour deals, hidden cafes and more.

Lunch, coffee and 3pm treats

Melbourne's best takeaway cheap eats

Pizza by the slice, cheap happy hour deals and more.

Melbourne's best hole-in-the-wall cafes

We found Melbourne's tiniest cafes in laneways, under train tracks and on top of traffic islands.

Where to find Melbourne's best sandwiches

Takeaway the city's best Korean street toast, katsu sando, cheese toasties and more.

Where to find the best ice cream in Melbourne

Where to find Melbourne's best gelato, fro-yo, ice cream and more.

Perfect bars for knock off drinks

Melbourne's best rooftop bars

Melbourne's best rooftop bars are back open - and some are now taking bookings.

The best new bars in Melbourne

The best new spots for nitro cocktails, natural wines and delicious cheeseboards.

The ultimate guide to Melbourne's hidden bars

Finding Melbourne’s hidden bars can be challenging. Read our guide to find the city's top spots.

Where to find the best margaritas in Melbourne

Where to find the best traditional margaritas, fruity fusions, $10 cocktails and more.

After-work dining

The best new restaurants in Melbourne

Find Melbourne's best new spots for dining, drinking and more.

The best outdoor dining pop-ups in Melbourne

Find mini green parklets and laneway-wide takeovers for your next night out.

Melbourne's best new restaurants you might have missed

These brand new hidden gems are the best way to rediscover Melbourne.

The best restaurants for group dining in Melbourne

Catch up with friends at these group-friendly local venues

Events, exhibits and post-work adventures

What's free in Melbourne this month

Everything to see, do and enjoy in Melbourne for free this month.

Melbourne's unmissable blockbuster events

Grab the diary – you’ll want to lock in every one of these major events.

What’s new in Melbourne’s laneways

Take a peek down unfamiliar roads as we highlight the best hidden attractions in the city.

The best group catch-up activities in Melbourne

Play mini golf, experience virtual reality and sing karaoke while catching up with friends

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The best Melbourne cafes for iced coffee

Try Vietnamese iced coffee, yuzu spritzes and classic cold brew.

The best cheesecake takeaway and delivery in Melbourne

Order basque burnt cheesecake, New York cheesecake, cream cheese crepe cakes and more.

Where to buy Japanese milk bread in Melbourne

Find Melbourne's best Japanese cafes and bakeries serving fluffy white shokupan.

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Serving a selection of authentic Taiwanese desserts and teas.

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An award-winning gelati shop that has been making delicious ice cream on Lygon Street since 1980.

Aqua S

Japanese-inspired soft-serve ice cream and a selection of flavoured fairy floss.