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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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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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239 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
This three-floor, indoor-outdoor place is a fun spot to while away a day or an evening in the company of friends. They offer a full list of hotdogs of various kinds, a wide selection of booze, and music on vinyl.
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2 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
At this polished Greek restaurant, try wood-fire-roasted pork belly with white beans and apple skordalia, and beef brisket souvlakakia. This appeared in the May 2014 issue.
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21 Bond St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
While the Age Good Food Guide gave it one-hat, and it had been recommended by countless locals, I had yet to experience Maha. Sitting in the chic laneway restaurant near Flinders Street Station, I settled into the comfortable cushions and admired...
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135 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Although this is a franchise (there's one in the Lower East Side of Manhattan), it's worth a stop for the pork meatballs and burrata. The staff is friendly, and it's a good option when you can't bear the wait at nearby Chin Chin.
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Melbourne VIC, Australia
A weekly tradition for many Melburnians is to visit one of the local markets to stock up on fresh produce for the week ahead, but there’s more to the markets than food. The Queen Victoria Market, has retained the art deco features within its still...
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1/161 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Entering through a non-descript doorway and walking up a narrow flight of stairs a long room stretched before you with comfortable plush couches and smartly dressed bar staff Welcome to the Melbourne Supper Club, arguably Melbourne’s best bar....
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Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Of all the cities in Australia, Melbourne has the biggest diversity in shopping, by far. If you only have time to stay in the city, then Bourke Street has department stores and many big labels, including Spanish fashion-house Zara and Aussie surf...
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Melbourne VIC, Australia
Melbourne’s laneways bustle with little bars, offering every type of ambience. The fun is in finding them tucked away in secret alcoves and behind unassuming doors. Peer over the city’s lively, winding laneways as you barhop from rooftop to...
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205 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
The Westin is a modern, comfortable hotel that is ideally located for exploring the central business district of Melbourne and surrounding areas. The staff is really helpful and friendly. I recommend talking with Paul Rumpff, concierge, who was...
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Melbourne VIC, Australia
As you explore the city you’ll see plenty of sleek modern trams, not at all like the heritage W-Class trams depicted on postcards; but there are a limited number of W-Class trams still running, the most popular being on the free City Circle route....
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55, Rialto Towers, 525 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Chef Shannon Bennett now presides over a small constellation of Australian restaurant, including a cafe in Melbourne International, but his flagship Vue de Monde in its new spot in the Rialto Tower remains one of Melbourne's finest. Go for...
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Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
No matter the time of day Federation Square buzzes with people enjoying the space, constantly voted one of the ugliest buildings ever. During any typical week you can find festivals, sporting events broadcast on the big screens, people wandering...
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Melbourne VIC, Australia
Known as ‘The Fashion Capital’, Melbourne’s selection of vintage, boutiques and chain stores will appease every fashionistas shopping style. Looking for a bargain? Head to Bridge Street, Richmond or Smith Street, Collingwood to snap up end of...
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1 Southgate Ave, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia
Tiffins upon tiffins of all things sweet and delicious were being paraded past me and settled on tables. My mouth was watering - I hadn't eaten breakfast - and the smell of warm scones and sweet fruit weren't helping keep my growling stomach at...
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21 Croft Alley, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
If you're looking for an off-beat bar to add to the mix of trendy lounges and clubs to hit up, The Croft Institute definitely wont' disappoint. It looks like a functioning mad scientist's lab, shelves covered with vials of unlabeled liquids and...
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Ground Level, Transport Hotel, Federation Square, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
The sounds of a live Jazz band wafts down the hall as you reach the third floor of the Transport Hotel complex in Federation Square. Sink into the velvet lounges and enjoy the ambiance as you await you drink. They have an extensive martini menu,...
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26 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Perhaps one of Melbourne’s most understated treasures, Hotel Lindrum is a mix of gentlemen’s club with a slick modern design. The 59 room boutique hotel is located in the heritage listed Lindrum Billiard centre building on the corner of Flinders...
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South Wharf, 2 Convention Centre Pl, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia
You’d almost mistake the hotel for a boutique property with soaring ceilings, wood-lined walls and a Brillo pad artwork hung over the desk - the steel-wool scourers are shaped like coral polyp the front desk informed. The Hilton South Wharf takes...
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Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
"I'll meet you under the clocks." It's a phrase you'll hear thrown around Melbourne by locals all the time, but what does it mean? Flinders Street Station is not only a Australian icon but it's Melbourne's heart. Being the Metropolitan train hub,...
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271 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
I've done an embarrassing amount of chocolate tours/courses in my day. And why not - right? - it's not my fault I love chocolate so much, I just came put together that way. Out of all the tours though the Lindt Chocolate Creation course at...
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Melbourne VIC, Australia
The Press Club in Flinders St is one of my favourite eating & drinking houses in Melbourne. Last time I was there the eatery was booked out so over to the Press Club Bar we went. 20 types of Ouzo - don't mind if I do. Of course, one needs to drink...
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205 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Enjoy spacious accommodations and conveniences like our Business and Wellness Centres near the business district's theatres and restaurants.
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74 Glen Eira Rd, Ripponlea VIC 3185, Australia
Chef Ben Shewry creates locally sourced, Australian dishes with experimental and modernist flair. Try the eight-course tasting menus: one for omnivores (which might include snow crab, whiting, and red kangaroo) and one for vegetarians. This...
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45 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Cumulus, Inc. in Melbourne was, without hesitation, the best dining experience I had while on the continent of Australia. Is it fair to build up a meal so boldly for a restaurant that changes its menu frequently, if not daily? Perhaps not....
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55/57 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
As if Cumulus Inc. and Golden Fields wasn't enough, Andrew McConnell's Cutler & Co does the chef's same extraordinary things with perfect produce. They've given new life to a former metalworks factory, with cement columns and exposed brickwork...