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Food & wine

Experience Melbourne's mix of cultures in its myriad restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Whether you're after modern, traditional, exotic or homespun flavours – Melbourne's eclectic dining scene offers a startling array of the world's great cuisines, from popular favourites to the truly groundbreaking.

Share a drink while snacking on high end tapas in a laneway eatery, take on a Szechuan chilli dish in Chinatown, or break out of the CBD and discover the city's specialist eating destinations – Richmond for Vietnamese, Carlton's 'Little Italy', Fitzroy for Spanish and Brunswick for Lebanese.

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Best restaurants

Discover Melbourne's best dining experiences at restaurants celebrated by critics and locals alike.

Bars

Duck into Melbourne's famed laneways, scamper up some stairs and take a tipple in an inimitable bar.

Coffee

Get a taste for Melbourne's coffee culture with a perfect brew or beans from the city's best cafes.

Cheap eats

Treat your tastebuds without testing your credit limit at one of Melbourne's many affordable eateries.

Cafes

Follow the aromas of espresso down laneways and into laid-back coffee strips for that caffeine buzz.

Restaurants

Melbourne is a melting pot of cultures, a fact reflected in its restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars.

Best breakfast spots

Make your first meal of the day a memorable one at these favourite Melbourne breakfast spots.

Late night dining

When a kebab won't do, these Melbourne eateries come to the rescue with great late-night dining.

Pubs

Enjoy Melbourne's imaginative pub grub, sunny beer gardens and killer live music.

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Tours

Explore Melbourne on foot with an expert walking guide, join a bus tour or follow the historic City Circle Tram route on a tour of the city's cafes.

Destinations

City laneways

There's always an exhilarating thrill to be had in Melbourne's hive of bustling, creative laneways with their boutiques, restaurants, cafes and bars.

Itineraries

48 hours: Food

Get a taste of the best restaurants, eat streets, drinking dens, produce markets and grocery stores in foodie Melbourne, Australia's culinary capital.

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Markets

There's no better way to get into the thick of a city's life than to traipse through its markets, and Melbourne's certainly thrive.