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Eat in Melbourne

A foodie's journey down under

contributed by Tannya Tan, edited by Soo Eelee

Offering food with a great diversity, Australia's stylish southern city is a boon for food travellers. For proof, take a look at our latest photo essay for the best eateries in Melbourne.


Chez Dré is a bustling hub of French-inspired sweet & savoury delights, tucked away in a South Melbourne laneway serving all-day brunch and fresh daily pastries.

Chez Dre Patisserie & Boulangerie

285-287 Coventry Street

South Melbourne 3205

Tel: 03 9690 2688

Daily 7.30am to 4.30pm


Hammer & Tong 412 eating house & coffee bar is located just off Brunswick St. Fitzroy, one of Melbourne’s most renowned shopping strips. Open seven days a week, the hippy cafe offers coffee, breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages

Hammer & Tong 412

412 Brunswick St Fitzroy

VIC 3065

Tel: 03 9041 6033

Tuesday - Saturday 7.00am to late,

Sunday - Monday 7.00am to 4.00pm


Rated no.1 on trip advisor, which explains why there is always a queue here. The food was good, but in my opinion, not the best.

Hardware Societe

120 Hardware St  Melbourne

VIC 3000

Monday - Friday 7.30am to 3.00pm,

Saturday - Sunday 8.30am to 2.00pm


I think these are the best macarons in Australia. This and Adriano Zumbo macarons.

La Belle Miette

30 Hardware Ln  Melbourne

VIC 3000

Tel: 9024 9926

Monday - Thursday 10.00am to 6.00pm, Friday 10am to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm



Mart 130 is highly rated on Urban Spoon. While the place is nice (near a railway track and away from everything else), the food was only mediocore the last time I visited.

Mart 130

107 Canterbury Rd  Middle Park

VIC 3206

Tel: (03) 9690 8831

Daily 7.30am to 3.00pm



Must orders: Potato Hash. Scrambled eggs and side mushrooms are nice too. They sell their own coffee beans which can also be found at OZ Specialty Coffee, Singapore.

Proud Mary

172 Oxford St Collingwood

VIC 3066

Tel: (03) 9417 1444

Weekdays 7.00am to 4.00pm,

Weekends 8.00am to 4.00pm



There are food stalls selling spanish food, homemade doughnuts and coffee, chinese food and common shops you will usually find in a market. They also sell pet supplies, clothes, souvenirs and a lot of other stuff. In my opinion, better than the Queen Victoria Market.

South Melbourne Market

323 - 326 Coventry Road

South Melbourne 3205

Tel: (03) 9209 6295

Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 8.00am to 4.00pm,

Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm



One simply must try the poached eggs with proscuitto. Heavenly.

Three Bags Full

Corner of Nicholson St  Abbotsford

VIC 3067

Tel: (03) 9421 2732

Weekdays 7.00am to 4.00pm,

Weekends and PH 8.00am to 4.00pm