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FOOD & DRINK

Melbourne's Best Delis, Bottle Shops, Bakeries and Cheese Stores for Picnic Supplies

No matter your picnic style or location, this lineup has everything you need for total picnic success.
By Libby Curran
September 29, 2021
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By Libby Curran
September 29, 2021
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  • Food & Drink

    Simon Johnson Providore

    This well-stocked shop on Toorak Road has been providing Melburnians with top-quality cheese and goods for 25 years.

  • Food & Drink

    South Melbourne Market

    A 150-year-old market with some of Melbourne's best coffee, seafood and fresh produce.

  • Food & Drink

    Queen Victoria Market

    The quintessential Melbourne market.

  • Food & Drink

    Hinoki Japanese Pantry

    Sushi dreams are made of this.

  • Food & Drink

    Prahran Market

    A go-to for fresh produce and specialty foods south of the river.

  • Food & Drink

    Obelix & Co

    This Fitzroy North deli and larder sells house-made charcuterie, sausages and terrines.

  • Food & Drink

    Spring Street Grocer

    Some of Melbourne's best cheese, gelato and artisan goods all in one place.

  • Food & Drink

    The Cookie Box

    A Chapel Street pitstop selling chunky handmade cookies and loaded cookie bowls.

  • Food & Drink

    Meatsmith

    Andrew McConnell's Smith Street gourmet butcher.

  • Food & Drink

    Maker & Monger

    This cheesy haven inside Prahran Market is part-shop, part-cafe — and all cheese.

  • Food & Drink

    Harper & Blohm Cheese Shop

    This Sydney Road cheese shop is serving up some of the city's best toasties.

  • Food & Drink

    Milk the Cow Carlton

    Carlton cheese dreams at the Cow.

  • Food & Drink

    Milk the Cow St Kilda

    This Fitzroy Street fromagerie is where you go when you want cheese for dinner.

  • Food & Drink

    Juliette Coffee & Bread

    This Malvern cafe is from the minds behind Bentwood and Glovers Station.

  • Food & Drink

    Falco Bakery

    You'll find sourdough baguettes, chocolate-halva brownies and egg and cheese muffins at the Bar Liberty Team's Collingwood bakery.

  • Food & Drink

    Lune Croissanterie

    Prepare to queue — these are some of the best croissants in Melbourne, if not the world.

  • Food & Drink

    Lune Croissanterie CBD

    Some of the best croissants in the world are now being baked in the CBD every weekday.

  • Food & Drink

    All Are Welcome

    A Northcote bakery pairing specialty coffee with Czech honey cakes and Spanish spiral pastries.

  • Food & Drink

    Milton Wine Shop

    The best spot in Malvern to buy a bottle to take away or enjoy a glass with a plate of cheese.

  • Food & Drink

    Bistro Morgan

    Melbourne's 15-year-old doughnut wiz has opened his own permanent store.

  • Food & Drink

    Cromwell Streat

    The social enterprise has opened a permanent cafe, bakery and roastery in Collingwood.

  • Food & Drink

    Agathe Patisserie

    Pastries worth standing in line for.

  • Food & Drink

    The Moon

    A moody and atmospheric spot for sipping from an extensive selection of interesting wines.

  • Food & Drink

    Millstone

    Meet Malvern's Parisian pastry paradise. 

  • Food & Drink

    Tivoli Road Bakery

    Come here for the stone-ground sourdough, stay for the apple and rhubarb tart.

  • Food & Drink

    Baker Bleu

    A Caulfield North bakery with cult status.

  • Food & Drink

    Glou

    You can buy natural Aussie wines by the litre at this Collingwood bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Dench Cafe

    This bakery and cafe is known for its freshly baked organic sourdoughs.

  • Food & Drink

    All Are Welcome Thornbury

    The Northcote favourite now has a second spot further up High Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Monforte Viennoiserie

    This Carlton North hole-in-the-wall bakery is serving a delightful array of small-batch seasonal pastries.

  • Food & Drink

    Candied Bakery

    An inner west bakery known for its decadent sweet treats.

  • Food & Drink

    Baker D. Chirico

    A popular Italian bakery in Carlton.

  • Food & Drink

    Brunetti

    It's been 30-odd years, but Melbourne's Brunetti Caffe has moved home to Lygon Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Samuel Pepys

    A boutique beer, wine and spirit-selling bottle shop from the Bomba crew.

  • Food & Drink

    Brunetti

    A Melbourne cafe institution has a modern makeover on Flinders Lane.

  • Food & Drink

    Eat Cannoli

    A Coeliac Australia-accredited cafe and bakery serving up gluten-free cannoli and piadini to Preston.

  • Food & Drink

    That's Amore Cheese

    This deli and producer in Melbourne's north has an enviable fromage cabinet, house-made gelato and a cheese-laden brunch menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Beermash

    Try before you buy from the extensive range at this Collingwood beer bar and bottle shop.

  • Food & Drink

    Alimentari

    The neighbourhood deli turned up a notch.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottle House

    This independent South Yarra bottle-o has you sorted for the weekend.

  • Food & Drink

    Saluministi Flinders Lane

    A family-run salumi and panini bar with true Italian roots.

  • Food & Drink

    Vincent's Marketplace

    Everything from this Fitzroy supermarket and cafe — from the doughnuts to the dumplings, 'fried chicken' and condensed milk — is vegan.

  • Food & Drink

    King & Godfree

    The 135-year-old institution has been reborn as a three-level Italian food mecca.

  • Food & Drink

    Wombat Cafe & Store

    The Mornington Peninsula's all-vegan cafe where you pay for delicious plant-based fare and help fund an animal sanctuary at the same time.

  • Food & Drink

    Mr West Bar & Bottleshop

    A two-storey bar and bottleshop in the heart of Footscray.

  • Food & Drink

    The Craft & Co.

    A Fitzroy cafe that's also a brewery, a roastery and a deli.

  • Food & Drink

    Smith & Deli

    Where vegans can have their cake and eat it too.

  • Food & Drink

    Cibi

    A picture of perfect design, balance and Japanese cafe fare.

  • Food & Drink

    Laikon Deli

    Richmond's much-loved European deli and cafe.

  • Food & Drink

    Blackhearts & Sparrows Prahran

    The Prahran Market branch of this Melbourne favourite boutique bottle-o.

  • Food & Drink

    Thomson Cafe and Food Store

    A home away from home in Northcote.

  • Food & Drink

    Morning Market Prahran

    Andrew McConnell's southside outpost offers grab-and-go lunches, groceries and gourmet pantry items.

  • Food & Drink

    Olive Oil & Butter

    A charming, family-run spot plating up Greek-inspired brunch and excellent homemade pastries.

  • Food & Drink

    The Stables of Como

    Como House's quaint cafe does brunch, high tea and picnics in the grounds.

  • Food & Drink

    Fitzrovia

    From field to table, this is Victorian produce at its best.

  • Food & Drink

    Blackhearts & Sparrows

    A boutique wine store with a difference.

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