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The best hidden food courts in Melbourne

From shopping days to a cheap and tasty work lunch, these hidden gems have you covered.

The best fried chicken in Melbourne

Where to find Korean fried chicken, Hot Star chicken, fried chicken burgers and more.

The best new cafes and bakeries in Melbourne

The best new spots for brunch, iced coffee, Japanese treats and more.

The best bento boxes in Melbourne

Craving a quick and easy Japanese feed? Here's where to find Melbourne's best bento boxes.

Mörk Chocolate Brew House

Mörk Chocolate is a specialty hot chocolate company creating chocolate blends in small batches.

Pidapipo Gelateria

Authentic, artisanal Italian-style gelato in the heart of Carlton's Lygon Street.

Ima Project Cafe

Japanese cafe serving breakfast and lunch sets and dishes made with local, sustainable ingredients.

The best Japanese restaurants in Melbourne

Order the city's best Japanese ramen, katsu sando, sashimi and more.

Five Guys

Authentic American-style burgers, fries and shakes.

The best gluten-free restaurants in Melbourne

From dumplings to donuts, cakes, high tea and more.

Le Shoppe by Chancery Lane

A charming European coffee bar and provedore by Scott Pickett.

Where to find the best Hong Kong–style cafes in Melbourne

The best Hong Kong waffles, cheap noodle bowls, condensed milk treats and more.

The best Melbourne cafes for iced coffee

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

Where to get coffee for your next park walk in Melbourne

Power your next stroll with pastries and caffeine from these takeaway spots.

Din Tai Fung

World-class dumplings and other Taiwanese delights.

Melbourne's best lunches under $10

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

Two Snakes

Located inside Soapbar laundromat and offering specialty coffee, sandwiches and baked sweets.

Milk The Cow Licensed Fromagerie

A licensed cheese shop with over 180 cheeses from all over the world to choose from.

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 cheesecake in Melbourne

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

home.two

Serving up Melbourne-grade coffee from Wood & Co and hearty vegan jaffles.

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.

Meet Sando

Meet Sando is a daytime fast casual restaurant, located within the Queen Victoria Market complex

Where to get the best doughnuts in Melbourne

Make life extra sweet with the city's best treats.

Godiva

Extravagant chocolates from an iconic chocolatier.

On the Grind Melbourne

Docklands cafe serving coffee, smoothies and sandwiches.

Where to find the best bubble tea in Melbourne

Order vegan milk tea, brown sugar boba, famous Taiwanese treats and more.

Desi Dhaba

Authentic, tasty and spicy dishes inspired by the street eateries of India.

Hareruya Pantry

House-made Japanese gelato, pastries, bento, onigiri, sando and drinks.

Delhi Rocks

Delhi Rocks is a family-run Indian diner dishing up classic Indian recipes since 2006.

Swanston Halal Food Centre

Serving delicious kebabs, snack packs, juicy burgers and pizzas 24 hours a day.

Panini Bar

Cosy cafe on Exhibition Street serving hot breakfasts, soup, muffins and slices.

Fruits of Passion

A great spot for a scrumptious all-day breakfast.

Bonnie & Duke Cafe

Healthy takeaway food options including bircher muesli, salads, soups, rolls and wraps.

Centro Espresso Caffe

Delicious snacks and great coffee to refuel while people-watching in bustling Centre Place.

Dragon Hot Pot

Choose your base stock, then pick from over 100 fresh ingredients to make your own unique hotpot.

House of Cards Espresso

At Boyd Community Hub, this socially responsible cafe serves speciality coffee and sweet treats.

EziStreat

EziStreat transforms North Melbourne into a multicultural culinary melting pot of food and fun.

Göz City

Humble gözleme and other Turkish savouries at the top end of the city.

Gelateria Primavera

Delicious gelato, shakes and juices from the front of the Spring Street Grocer.

B3 Cafe

Great value baguettes in the thriving hub of Centre Place.

Snax Deli

Serving a range of delicious snacks including banh mi.

Gourmet Curry Hut

A licensed, casual dining restaurant serving Indian cuisine.

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Guide to the best tiramisu in Melbourne

Order the classic Italian dessert for the ultimate indulgence.

Cafes

Find the perfect brunch or coffee spot in one of the city's plentiful cafes.

Casual dining

From workday lunches to relaxed dinners, make the most of Melbourne's most affordable dining spots.

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken

On Swanston St, Hot Star serves authentic Taiwanese over-sized crispy chicken to take away.