Restaurants

Cumulus Inc.

Restaurant

Andrew McConnell's all-day eating house combines excellent food with interior design.

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Sunda

Restaurant

Innovative Southeast Asian cuisine from one of Sydney’s most exciting young chefs.

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Cheek

Restaurant

This stark, futuristic restaurant might be inspired by American barbeque, but its Asian-accented highlights – duck, mapo tofu empanadas – are totally original.

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Twenty Pho Seven

Restaurant

Get your soup on, whatever time of day you like.

Ishizuka

Restaurant

An elegant, 16-seat Japanese fine diner by the former head chef at Koko’s.

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Makan

Restaurant

Tasia and Gracia Seger might be reality TV stars, but their new Indonesian restaurant proves their talent is definitely not just for show.

Cafes

Lune Croissanterie CBD

Cafe

The second outpost for Melbourne's most revered croissants. Expect to queue for at least 15 minutes, if not longer.

Vacation

Cafe

A tiny, light-filled space with a touch of Miami Vice from the founders of Pillar of Salt, Touchwood and Barry.

Guild Cafe

Cafe

A modern coffee bar in the State Library.

Higher Ground

Cafe

The team behind Kettle Black and Top Paddock go beyond cafes with this CBD spot inspired by hotel hospitality.

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Pellegrini's

Cafe

A Melbourne institution with a diverse crowd of regulars.

Baker D. Chirico

Cafe

A solid contender for the title of best bread in Melbourne.

Bars

Heartbreaker

Bar

Pre-batched cocktails and classic rock on the jukebox – there’s only one result here.

Heroes

Bar

You’ll have a lamb skewer in one hand and a mic in the other at this eclectic, chaotic good-time bar.

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Trinket Bar

Bar

A Black Swan-esque ballerina guards the entrance to Trinket, a hive of boozy snacks and hefty cocktails– with another bar hiding underneath.

State of Grace

Bar

This palatial new spot in the old Melbourne Steamship Co. building  has a second bar hidden behind a bookcase.

Little Lon Distilling Co

Bar

A miniature gin distillery with a one-year lease, and a hundred-year history.

B. Lucky & Sons

Bar

A wacky gaming arcade serving dumpling-topped pizzas and boozy bubble cups.

Shops

Blackhearts & Sparrows

Shop

A wine and craft beer purveyor with some of the most helpful, knowledgeable staff around.

Weirdoughs

Shop

This tiny, technicolour Flinders Lane patisserie serves flaky croissants and fluffy doughnuts without the help of butter, milk or eggs.

First Principles

Shop

High-tech, made-to-measure Japanese denim.

Stylecraft Home

Shop

Stylecraft offer beautiful Australian and imported pieces.

T By LuxBite

Shop

After they conquered the macaron, the folks at LuxBite opened this tart-focussed bakery.

Pieces of Eight

Shop

A magical, contemporary jewellery wonderland.

Events

MMeets Series 2018

MPavilion’s annual MMeets Series brings together the most exciting thinkers, changers and makers to curate and participate in talks, workshops, performances and installations. Gather in the custom-designed space by OMA and Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten (the MPavilion structure is designed by a new team each year) to consider the role design, architecture and culture have in creating a city that is not only liveable by reputation, but creative, too. On daily until February 18.