Melbourne is a diverse and exciting city. Discover places to eat, explore, and much more below.
Where to Eat and Drink
Heart Attack and Vine
Cute interior, great coffee and an array of delicious baked goods, rolls and salads. Converts into a Tapas bar at night.
Patricia Coffee Brewers
A dedicated coffee bar in a classic Melbourne-style alley. Limited seating but the strong, aromatic coffee makes up for it.
Situated in a converted warehouse space this café offers coffee and treats including gluten free and vegan options.
The League of Honest Coffee
Small, slick cafe with rotating, ethically-sourced coffees plus cakes, sandwiches and retail goods
- 212 Berkley St, Carlton VIC 3052
A light-filled interior, coffee, and a selection of rotating specials. Outdoor seating is also available.
Breakfast & Brunch
Brunch, pastries & salads in a busy café with a shabby-chic dining room and a narrow courtyard.
Simple, open space with indoor and outdoor seating serving all-day brunch with vegetarian, vegan and, gluten-free options.
Vincent the Dog
Minimalist-style café serving classic brunch and burgers with a Vietnamese twist.
Archie's All Day
Breakfast, single-origin espresso, and Sri Lankaninfluenced dishes in rustic and industrial space.
Seven Seeds Speciality Coffee Roasters
Airy, industrial-chic cafe and micro-roaster serving all-day brunch, salads, and specialty teas.
Specialty coffee roasted in-house and an extensive brunch menu, White Mojo serves everything from foie gras to Mac & Cheese Croissant Burger to smashed avocado on toast.
Buzzing, rustic-chic cafe with a sunny courtyard, for coffee of the day and inventive breakfasts.
Doc Pizza and Mozzarella Bar
- 295 Drummond St, Carlton VIC 3053
Thin crust pizza, an array of plates of pasta, meats, and cheeses in this homey Carlton restaurant.
David’s dishes up an array of tasty dumplings, noodles and stir-fries in an artsy, rustic interior.
An Australian take on Asian cuisine in a contemporary setting. A wide range of cocktails and, gluten-free and vegetarian options available. Bookings recommended.
Lively, snug, traditional Italian pizzeria with whitewashed walls and a marble-topped counter, plus outdoor seating.
Inspired by Argentinian culture, Palermo offers a range of grilled meats, sea food and fine wines in a rustic setting.
Classic Japanese soups dished in a traditional setting. Open late at night Friday and Saturday.
Indoor/outdoor venue situated on the top floor of Melbourne’s iconic Curtin House. Space converts into a rooftop cinema in the summer months.
Naked for Satan
Tapas-style plates, infused vodka, and a range of cocktails served in a chic bar with a rooftop. Great city view.
Live music, a cool interior, a range of share plates, toasted sandwiches, and polish style hot dogs.
Wolf's Lair Jimmy Watsons
European dishes in a charming, old-school spot with an open kitchen, courtyard, and rooftop bar.
The Everleigh Melbourne
An intimate, dimly lit bar serving classic and custom cocktails.
What to See
University of Melbourne - Self Guided Tour
Visitors to campus can download a self-guided walking tour map which provides you with a plotted history of campus architecture and other landscape features. The tour takes about an hour to complete.
National Gallery of Victoria
The National Gallery of Victoria, popularly known as the NGV, is an art museum in the Melbourne CBD on the bank of the Yarra River. Founded in 1861, it is Australia's oldest, largest, and most visited art museum. With a range of permanent and traveling exhibits, the NGV is a must-see for anybody visiting Melbourne.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Opened in 1846, The Royal Botanic Gardens displays roughly 8,500 different species of plant. Roughly 46 hectares in size, this expansive garden features sprawling lawns, lakes, and an array of native and flora. Bring a picnic lunch and soak up the scenery, take advantage of the BBQs provided or visit one of the gardens cafes.
Luna Park Melbourne
Luna Park Melbourne is a historic amusement park located on the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria. It opened on 13 December 1912, with a formal opening a week later, and has been operating almost continuously ever since.
The Queen Victoria Market
Visit the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere covering roughly seven hectares. Sample a wide variety of fresh, quality produce, food trucks, and stalls. Open at night on Wednesdays.
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image is Australia’s national museum of film, video games, digital culture, and art situated in the heart of Melbourne at Federation Square.
Sea Life Melbourne
Sea Life Melbourne offers an interactive ocean adventure, showcasing aquatic life from the Southern Ocean and Arctic Seas. Broken up into 12 different zones with each reflecting a different theme this facility also showcases a variety of talks and presentations.
The Melbourne Zoo is Australia’s oldest zoo opening in 1862. It includes more than 320 species from Australia and around the world and offers a range of interactive experiences and shows for visitors to engage with animals.
Film & Theatre
The Astor Theatre
The Astor Theatre is a single-screen movie theatre showing classic and modern films. Considerd one of Australia’s last remaining art deco theatres, the cinema is heritage listed.
The Melbourne Theatre Company
The Melbourne Theatre Company is the oldest professional theatre company in Australia founded in 1953. Producing an annual mainstage season of 12 plays, this theatre features an impressive interior and a wide range of talented performances. Plays run by the Melbourne Theatre Company show in a variety of Theatres around Melbourne. Check locations when you book.
Cinema Nova is an arthouse movie theatre connected to a terrace cocktail bar and offering in-cinema dining. The cinema screens stage productions and offers a range of independent and foreign-language films.