Fresh, plant inspired food in Northcote, scrumptious Caulfield pastries and Mexican pizza, we’ve got it all for you in this month’s top picks of where to eat in Melbourne.
Cheeky by Nature, Northcote
Address: 555 High Street, Northcote
Tue 7am to 4pm
Wed 7am to 4pm
Thu 7am to 4pm
Fri 7am to 4pm
Sat 7am to 4pm
Sun 8am to 4pm
Our top picks: Meat platter, House made falafel
Why did it make the list: We loved to focus on freshness and the bright middle-eastern inspired dishes at this Northcote cafe.
Suzie Scribbles’ insider tip: Don’t leave without trying the cheeky balls!
The Foodstore, Hawthorn
Address: 464 Auburn Road, Hawthorn
Mon 6am to 3:30pm
Tue 6am to 3:30pm
Wed 6am to 3:30pm
Thu 6am to 3:30pm
Fri 6am to 3:30pm
Sat 7am to 2pm
Our top picks: Red velvet pancakes, Mediterranean Chicken Salad
Why did it make the list: We loved the creativity we saw in this out-of-the-way Hawthorn Cafe, with an abundance of flavourful dishes!
Suzie Scribbles’ insider tip: Make sure you try something on their specials menu!
Website: Coming Soon
Address: 983 Glenhuntly Road, Caulfield
Tue 8am to 4:30pm
Wed 8am to 4:30pm
Thu 8am to 4:30pm
Fri 8am to 4:30pm
Sat 8am to 3:30pm
Sun 8am to 3:30pm
Our top picks: Chocolate Rugelach, Vanilla slice, Home made bagels
Why did it make the list: While not strictly just a lunch venue, we loved the home made bagels and thought they’re the perfect lunch time snack. There’s a lot of love and a lot of dedication in every bite at Danish Nosh and we’re sure you’ll love it as much as we do!
Suzie Scribbles’ insider tip: Make sure you take something home for later or you’ll have some serious regrets!
Address: 78 Acland Street, St Kilda
Mon 10am to midnight
Tue 10am to midnight
Wed 10am to midnight
Thu 10am to midnight
Fri 10am to 2am
Sat 10am to 2am
Sun 10am to midnight
Our top picks: Chicken Souva, Pita and Mixed Dips
Why did it make the list: It’s such a great, affordable eating spot in the heart of St Kilda, whether you eat in or dine out, it’s just about good times and good food!
Suzie Scribbles’ insider tip: Don’t be fooled into thinking they’re just a take out place, check out their huge dine in area!
Address: 110 Chapel Street, Windsor
Mon 5pm to late
Tue 5pm to late
Wed 5pm to late
Thu 5pm to late
Fri 5pm to late
Sat 5pm to late
Sun 5pm to late
Our top picks: Elote, Whole Hog
Fujitei, St Kilda
Address: 17 Wellington St, St Kilda
Tue 12pm to 2:30pm and 6pm to late
Wed 12pm to 2:30pm and 6pm to late
Thu 12pm to 2:30pm and 6pm to late
Fri 12pm to 2:30pm and 6pm to late
Sat 12pm to 2:30pm and 6pm to late
Our top picks: Gin Dara Saikyo Miso Yaki, Tuna Takiki
Why did it make the list: Firstly for its top quality Japanese food, but we also loved the smiling, friendly staff, beautiful plating and the interesting decor which made Fujitei really stand out from the crowd.
Suzie Scribbles’ insider tip: The fish is the absolute highlight at this restaurant so make sure it features in at least one of the dishes you sample!
Address: 260 Centre Road, Bentleigh
Mon 5:30pm to late
Wed 5:30pm to late
Thu 5:30pm to late
Fri 5:30pm to late
Sat 12pm to 2pm and 5:30pm to late
Sun 5:30pm to late
Our top picks: Flautas, Pumpkin Tacos
Why did it make the list: We loved its fresh take on suburban dining and the interesting Mexican dishes on offer!
Suzie Scribbles’ insider tip: Order up! One of the great things about their menu is there are plenty of light bites and options to share so make sure you try plenty of dishes!
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of the above venues. We received no additional incentives to include them in this list. All of our opinions are based on our honest experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a cafe or restaurant won’t change (including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting)