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99 Lygon Street, East Brunswick
Some of the city’s — and in fact, the world’s — best pizza.
14 Beatty Avenue, Armadale
A modern Japanese diner with brisket-stuffed doughnuts and an Iced Vovo dessert.
Tina's Noodle Kitchen
352 High Street, Preston
A Sichuan-style eatery from the Dainty Sichuan team.
Black Star Pastry St Kilda
2C Acland Street, St Kilda
This famed patisserie in St Kilda is home to the "world's most Instagrammed cake".
731 High Street, Thornbury
Low on cool coffee haunts, this cafe is definitely Thornbury's newest thing.
The Happy Mexican
108 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford
Abbotsford's cheery go-to for tacos and margaritas.
2/155 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
From field to table, Victorian produce at its best.
120 Station Street, Fairfield
One for the Fairfield locals.
The Post Office Hotel
229-231 Sydney Rd, Coburg
A refined gastro-pub experience in bare bones Coburg.
Lucy Liu Kitchen & Bar
23 Oliver Lane, Melbourne
Spot on modern Asian CBD dining from the lady herself.
1/11 Collins Street, Melbourne
There’s a fiesta in Melbourne and everyone wants to be invited.
Merchant Osteria Veneta
495 Collins Street, Melbourne
A Venetian celebration within a thoroughly modern Melbourne setting.
80 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Littered with Italian murals and quintessentially traditional food, this Italian institution has been pumping since '28.
The Cape Kitchen
1215 Phillip Island Road, Newhaven
A popular breakfast and lunch spot that uses regional, seasonal produce — and has sweeping ocean views.
2 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Australia's first zero-carbon street food kitchen has opened in Federation Square.
103-107 Errol Street, North Melbourne
Place a bid on one of Melbourne's best brunches.
125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
'The Chris Lucas effect' has people lining up out the doors each day for hours on end.
20 Duckboard Place, Melbourne
Accessible Indian-inspired cuisine with a fine dining twist.
19 ACDC Lane, Melbourne
Fun, convivial Peruvian dining in the CBD.
14 Dawson Street, Brunswick
Venture behind Brunswick City Baths and find a converted warehouse with two bars, two performance spaces and spicy hawker food.