Get to know North Melbourne before word gets out about the edgy arts spaces, bars and cafes, and the neighbourhood's welcoming community.

A foodie and artistic hub

Sit under the Victorian verandahs along and around Errol Street for convivial brunches and afternoon drinks. Artfully styled breakfasts steal the show at Twenty & Six Espresso, while the coffee is serious at Auction Rooms and Roasting Warehouse.

For elevated pub fare try The Leveson, and for heart-warming vegetarian pop into the Moroccan Soup Bar. Go luxe with a cocktail and pizza at sleek Joe Taylor, or vie for a summery spot out the back of the Town Hall Hotel. Broaden your culinary travels with fine Italian at Sosta Cucina, Mexican at El Sabor, and find sensational shokupan and sweet treats at Japanese-inspired Le Bajo Milkbar.

Follow the tick-tock of the grand clock atop the North Melbourne Town Hall, home to thriving performing arts space Arts House. Check out the program of festivals and events at nearby Meat Market and explore changing exhibitions at Gallerysmith.

Victoria Street and Queen Vic Market

Meander down Victoria Street to browse a sizzling collection of old and new vinyl at Heartland Records, and slip in for a drink at low-key local stalwart Prudence. 

Explore the Queen Victoria Market – North Melbourne's historic landmark and hugely fabulous open-air market. Take a gander at the souvenirs, then fill your basket with the freshest seafood, meats, fruit and delish deli delights.


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