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100 Birdwood Ave, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
When you need a break from all the laneways and urbanscapes, head to the sprawling Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Here, 93 acres of landscaped gardens feature more than 10,000 species of native and exotic flora species. On sunny days, locals tend...
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36 Manchester Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
A colorful beach-style bar with a social conscience, where the profits from every glass of wine, beer or cider go to a charity in that drink’s country of origin. With delicious food on offer—think organic black bean noodle salad with miso lime...
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287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
This 225-store high-end shopping mall offers a great mix of international and Australian designers—look out for local favorites Gorman, Willow and Scanlan Theodore. There’s also an excellent food court aimed squarely at Melbourne’s discerning...
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31 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Located down a narrow roadway, this store-meets-gallery features contemporary crafts by some of Melbourne’s most talented artisans. You’ll find earthy stoneware by Andrei Davidoff, timber decor items by Helen Walsh, chunky ceramic...
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Melbourne VIC, Australia
Melbourne is by far one of the best cities I have ever lived in! A cross between San Francisco and London, the city perfectly combines the old with the new. Many of the buildings exude an old world feel; while the coffee shops, bars, art galleries...
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180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia
Stroll the laneways or visit one of the many museums; Melbourne is the city for art lovers. The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is Melbourne’s most well-known art gallery. It has a free permanent collection and regularly hosts major...
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Melbourne VIC, Australia
Of all the cities in Australia, Melbourne is the one fussiest with its morning cup of joe. Here are five tried-and-true coffeehouses that have survived the city's critics and can be proudly considered Melbourne’s finest. 1. Brother Baba Budan –...
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Hosier Ln, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Aerosol-wielding artistsfrom around the world have lefttheir mark on Melbourne. HosierLane, declared a “graffiti tolerancezone” by the city council, containsthe area’s densest collectionof spray-painted masterpieces. —Chris Baty This appeared in...
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1, Harbour Town, 20 Wharf St, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia
I guess what I love about street art is that it is art of the moment. It isn’t meant to be there forever. You are here . You can find these words on this spot on this wall. The laneways covered in Melbourne street art have become one of the...
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Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Melbourne’s market culture is obviously very much alive and, in the case of Queen Victoria Market, has been since the 1870s.

Food stalls to try: Börek; Bratwurst Shop & Co.; American Doughnut Kitchen; Gozleme Turkish Café; Le...
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123 Hardware St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
At this tiny café, try Australian dishes such as coddled hen egg with mushrooms and foraged herbs; golden beetroot salad with cow’s milk curd, walnuts, seeds, and wildflowers. This appeared in the May 2014 issue.
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116 Lygon Street, East Brunswick, Melbourne VIC 3057, Australia
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Chef Joseph Abboud serves classic Lebanese dishes like Persian meatballs in tomato and saffron sauce and barbecued chicken kibbeh, with baharat and green garlic yogurt.

This appeared in the May 2014 issue.