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. Federal Coffee at the iconic GPO are even giving away free lattes to welcome you back! Swing by on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11am and 12pm for a java fix.

Lunch, coffee and 3pm treats

Melbourne's best lunches under $15

Fuel up on pho, ramen, stacked sandos and more without breaking the bank.

The ultimate guide to Melbourne's 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

These tasty sandwiches put a gourmet spin on an old favourite

The best Korean street food in Melbourne

Find the best Korean food in Melbourne, from fried chicken to stacked whipped cream desserts.

Travel the world with Melbourne's best local food spots

Eat the city's best Thai, Italian, Korean food and more at these global restaurants.

Where to find the best ice cream in Melbourne

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

Where to find Melbourne's best Nutella desserts

Nutella loaded waffles, crepes, doughnuts, pizza and more.

Sweetie and Moustache

Dessert central with the delicate and complex mille crepe cake being a specialty.

Perfect bars for knock off drinks

Where to find the best happy hour deals in Melbourne

Featuring cheap cocktails, food discounts, bottomless fun and more.

Where to find the best margaritas in Melbourne

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

Where to get the best spritzes in Melbourne

From aperol to gin spritz and more, this summer cocktail sensation reigns supreme for another year.

10 rooftop bars and eateries you can book

The city is opening up, the weather is warming up, and the best bevs in town are right upstairs.

After-work dining

The best new restaurants and bars in Melbourne

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

Outdoor dining pop ups and parklets

Find mini green parklets and laneway-wide takeovers spilling onto the streets.

Melbourne's best new restaurants you might have missed

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

Must-visit pop up bars and eateries

Your guide to the must-visit pop-up bars and eateries to visit this summer.

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.

How to experience the best of NYC in Melbourne

Cocktails, bagels and thrift store fashion. Here's how to find the best of New York in Melbourne.

The best dog-friendly staycations in Melbourne

From hotels to fine dining, Melbourne's just better when you can bring your dog.

Pop-up and outdoor cinemas in Melbourne

Find the best rooftop cinema, pop-up theatres and free movies.

The best summer events still happening in March

Markets, pop-up bars, special events and more. March is really just summer: the sequel.

21 Jan - 14 Mar

Malthouse Outdoor Stage

Melbourne musicians and artists perform at this new purpose-built outdoor stage.

Things to do in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Live music, theatre, outdoor cinema and workshops are all on offer.

20 Nov - 31 Mar

Becoming You: An incomplete Guide

An exhibition of Australian coming-of-age stories.

11 Jan - 31 Dec

Worlds Immersive Learning Lab

Art and science collide with mesmerising imagery and soundscapes in this 5-minute film.

30 Nov - 19 Mar

You Are Cordially Invited: 150 years of Melbourne Town Hall

An exhibition exploring the history of an iconic Melbourne building.

11 Feb - 31 Jan

The Story of the Moving Image

An ongoing exhibition that journeys through the past, present and future of the moving image.

15 Jan - 19 Mar

Milk in the Melbourne Pandemic

An exhibition of photos taken during the Melbourne lockdown - from a milk bottle's point of view.

Last updated on Mon 8 Feb 2021

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30 Jan - 2 May

Embla Rooftop Bar and Cinema

Watch a movie after sunset on a Melbourne rooftop.

Chancery Lane

Reimagining timeless charm this European style bistro is suited for any occasion.

12 Apr

Teeny Tiny Stevies

Smash-hit band Teeny Tiny Stevies brings super fun songs for the whole family.

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BlackBall ChinaTown

Serving a selection of authentic Taiwanese desserts and teas.

Casa del Gelato

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

Hidden spaces in Melbourne

Melbourne is crammed with hidden spaces, nooks and crannies. Here are some gems you may have missed.

Aqua S

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