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Start at under-bridge floating bar Ponyfish Island then head back to dry land at Arbory Bar, on the banks of the Yarra River next to Flinders Street Station. Ask to be pointed towards the station underpass and follow signs to cafe-lined Degraves Street. Just over Flinders Lane in Centre Place you'll see Shandong Mama Mini: pocket-sized place, perfect dumplings. Spark up with coffee at Dukes Coffee Roasters, then continue along Flinders Lane to all-day mod-Asian canteen Supernormal. Turn right into Hosier Lane and check out the street art on the way to Spanish MoVida and its next-door bar, MoVida Next Door. 1km
Clinging to a pylon beneath the pedestrian bridge over the Yarra to Southbank, you'll find a pop-up oasis of beer, coffee and tasty toasties.
There are few places more aptly named than Andrew McConnell's Asian eating sensation and its mouthwatering Chinese, Japanese and Korean morsels.
This train platform turned outdoor bar and eatery offers the perfect excuse to miss your next train, from espresso hour till espresso-martini hour.
With sustainability at the heart of Dukes, it makes sense that the coffee roasters would set up in Ross House to bring coffee to the masses.
Assembling the menu for Melbourne's favourite date restaurant, MoVida chef Frank Camorra scoured Spain for the finest bite-size comestibles.
Try the mackerel and 'Melbourne' dumplings at this humble family-run dumpling house specialising in cuisine from China's Shandong province.
Chapel Street takes in four suburbs over six kilometres. Known for its fashion, it's also an eating and food-shopping strip worth a hungry ramble.
Coffee, croissant, coffee, cake, repeat: caffeination is interspersed with baked beauties on a trail that covers Fitzroy classics and hip new players.
Dine out in Melbourne's little Vietnam, a bustling strip that also appeals for Thai, Japanese and Chinese eats. Top it off with a local craft brew.
Discover where chefs like to eat when they're not in their own kitchens. Check out Ben Shrewry, Andrew McConnell, Jerry Mai and Matthew Bax's picks.
Carlton's Italian heart means coffee, pizza, pasta and wine loom large and lovely, along with Thai detours, a cheese fix and restorative bookstore browse.
This seaside promenade shows off St Kilda's delights – beachfront dining, arty Italian - before heading to cafe-dotted Carlisle Street, Balaclava.
From local single malts to obscure internationals, whisky cocktails and whisky matched with food, Melbourne pours it, shakes it, cooks it, nails it.
Take a sugar-fuelled zoom through the city, inhaling fantasy desserts, frozen treats, fancy cakes, classic pastries and finely worked chocolate.
Bedtime is anytime in Melbourne. Take an after-midnight stroll to night-owl restaurants and bars that see moonlight as a green light.
Many of Melbourne's treasures are hidden in basements, down alleys, on rooftops or behind secret doors. Unlock some mysteries with this insider wander.
To walk these Fitzroy and Collingwood eat streets is to see Melbourne in all its edible glory: fun, creative, resourceful, delicious and hospitable.
Hit the stairs and reward yourself with a brew with a view at Melbourne's finest rooftop bars. An icy cold tipple is waiting at a rooftop near you.
Make getting out of bed worthwhile: rise and shine with connoisseur coffee and mouthwatering meals at Melbourne's favourite breakfast spots.
Whether it's for weekday wheeling and dealing or a weekend crossword marathon, Melbourne's CBD has a breakfast venue to meet your morning needs.
Get a taste of the best restaurants, eat streets, drinking dens, produce markets and grocery stores in foodie Melbourne, Australia's culinary capital.