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88 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
This new Flinders Lane wine bar from Jessi Singh specialises in Indian snacks, juicy cocktails and cheap lunchtime thalis.
288 Smith Street, Collingwood
You'll find sourdough baguettes, chocolate-halva brownies and egg and cheese muffins at the Bar Liberty Team's Collingwood bakery.
Panda Hot Pot
100 Victoria Street, Carlton
The former Dracula's site is now home to an international sichuan hot pot chain.
Jiyu Thai Hotpot
208 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
A lush two-storey hot pot joint serving up Thai-style soups.
304 Smith Street, Collingwood
The neighbourhood deli turned up a notch.
155 Franklin Street, Melbourne
An Indonesian restaurant in the CBD serving up Nutella- and cheese-stuffed martabak.
263 Lygon Street, Carlton
You'll find popcorn chicken and umeshu spritzes at this sleek Lygon Street spot.
796 High Street, Thornbury
Dipping chips into ice cream is encouraged at this bright orange Thornbury spot.
6 Railway Parade, Murrumbeena
This Murrumbeena warehouse is now a cafe serving brunch pavlova and crackling-stuffed roast chicken rolls.
246 High Street, Ashburton
Homemade crumpets and a dog-friendly courtyard await at this sunny Ashburton cafe.
164 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
The minds behind Liminal and Common Ground Project have opened your new after-work go-to for cocktails and things on toast.
6 Russell Place, Melbourne
A CBD Italian diner with a laneway terrace, house-made pasta and many spritzes.
Pepe's Italian & Liquor
275 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
You'll find cheesy bowls of gnocchi, meatball pizza and giant sundaes at this 1930s New York-Inspired Italo-American joint on Exhibition Street.
132 Keys Road, Cheltenham
Stop by this solar-powered cafe for vegan treats, peanut butter bagels, bottles of house-made hot sauce and (soon) after-work cocktails on Fridays.
202 Commercial Road, Prahran
A casual Israeli restaurant in Prahran with nothing on the menu over $20.
Red Sparrow Pizza Prahran
260 Chapel Street, Prahran
The second outpost of Collingwood's super-popular all-vegan pizza palace.
379 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Everything from this Fitzroy supermarket and cafe — from the doughnuts to the dumplings, 'fried chicken' and condensed milk — is vegan.
Leo's by the Slice
363 Chapel Street, South Yarra
This nostalgia-heavy South Yarra restaurant is serving New York-style pizza by the slice.
Shop 1B, 26 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
This CBD hole-in-the-wall is serving up a cheesy Korean snack on a stick.
191A Smith Street, Fitzroy
A 25-seat yakitori and rock 'n' roll bar in Fitzroy.