Wine & Dine Melbourne
Collected by Nicole Smith
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 –...
Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
This is a fun place to relax, have some beers, and shoot the breeze with friends on a sunny day. It's just south of the Finders St. Station and north of Southgate. We happened to discover it on Christmas Day and enjoyed ourselves immensely with...
359 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Long renown as Australia’s coffee capital, Melbourne is the place to come if you want the best coffee Australia has to offer. If there is only coffee house you visit make Brother Baba Budan your choice. The warehouse-style café, located near...
27-29 Tattersalls Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Melbourne is leading the way in Australia with a host of pop-up or themed small bars. Summer favourite, Ponyfish Island, is a quirky little bar found under the Southgate Pedestrian Bridge in the middle of the Yarra River. Located on one of the...
21 Liverpool St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Coming in off the streets of a typical windy and wet Melbourne winter's day, it was a welcome relief to be able to relax next to the fully stoked fire. My gaze flickered over the menu, from which names like "Mr Fu," "Communist Manifesto," and...
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...
Chadstone Shopping Centre, Lower Level Kiosk 044, Chadstone VIC 3148, Australia
I'd only ever eaten frozen ice cream once before, when AFAR ambassador Natalie Taylor decided to show me some of the tastiest treats in Toronto. The frozen yoghurt shop we went to was nice but nothing special and I thought frozen yoghurt was just...
Chadstone Shopping Centre, F015/1341 Dandenong Rd, Chadstone VIC 3148, Australia
It's the little things in life that bring pleasure. Beautiful design, a cup full of warm Pai Mu Tan - that's white tea for non-tea drinkers, or a plate full of steaming xiao long bao fresh out the steamer. These three things, my favourite little...
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...
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,...
66 Hunter St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
The most stunning dining room in celebrity chef Neil Perry’s restaurant empire has got to be Rockpool Bar & Grill in Sydney. Seated amid soaring green marble columns and Art Deco windows in a space designed by Emil Sodersten, diners can...
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....
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...
Melbourne VIC, Australia
When the sun goes down Melbourne’s quirky themed bars are the place to be. Here are a few of our top suggestions; Section 8 Set in an abandoned car park just off Chinatown the small bar offers a grungy, urban feel with reasonable priced drinks....
Brunswick St, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Brunswick Street is the heart of nightlife in Melbourne. Two parts quirky, one part grunge, the street is home to an eclectic mix of bars that will satisfy everyone’s needs. Black Cat The well-established lounge bar has a jumbled homely feeling....
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