Piccolina, St Kilda

Just in time for summer Piccolina has opened up it’s newest store in St Kilda’s Acland Street – minutes from the beach and with a delicious range of gelato and vegan sorbets to choose from we know it’ll be a hit. 

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History Cafe Grill, Essendon

Bold and bright, History will greet you with pops of orange before giving way to a more naturally styled interior and a menu that caters from morning until night!

Neo Lemonade, Docklands

Neo Lemonade swung open its doors this June at Docklands to put this almost forgotten central suburb back on the foodie map! Owner Steven Velkovski, who took inspirations from his twin sons’ (Leo and Lennon) childhood nicknames (Neo and Lemonade) for the restaurant’s name, is keen to create a modern but welcoming restaurant in the area.

Thai Rani, Black Rock

Thai Rani is a super cute local Thai restaurant with a surprisingly creative menu! Don’t let it’s suburban location fool you: while they’ve got the classics covered, you’ll want to try some of their delicious desserts and more adventurous choices on the menu.

The World Rice Festival, Birrarung Marr

The World Rice Festival is hitting Birrarung Marr’s lower terrace this weekend (7th-9th December) to celebrate the underappreciated staple that is rice…

Kalamaki, Windsor

Classic Greek food, casual space, beer or cocktail on the side – an ideal Windsor haunt, perfect for a quick post-shopping or pre-night-out meal. 

Fourth Chapter, Prahran

Fourth Chapter is a beautiful space. Large white walls and ceilings with thoughtfully spaced hanging baskets that add a rich green to the overall aesthetic, this is a perfect environment for those bright, sunny summer days. Add in the gorgeous courtyard out at the back and you can’t go wrong.

Nong Tang Noodle House, Melbourne CBD

Nong Tang epitomises everything wonderful about laneway dining in Melbourne: relaxed, unassuming, and excellent, affordable dining are all on offer in this bright noodle bar.

Focus Cafe, Balwyn

Focus is a centrally located Balwyn cafe. Take advantage of their sunny courtyard on warmer days, and take your pick from delicious dishes on their Asian inspired brunch menu. 

Izakaya Jiro, Hawthorn

One thing we have to say is that Japanese dining in Melbourne is top-notch right now, with Izakaya Jiro’s mouthwatering dishes being no exception. Skewers, sashimi, fish – they’ve got everything you’d expect and it all tastes so good!