5 must try Melbourne dishes for 2019
If you’re only going to try 5 dishes this year, make sure it’s these ones. Here’s our guide to 5 affordable must try dishes in Melbourne:
Raindrop Cake, Grand Lafayette, Prahran
Address: 9 Clifton Street, Prahran
Mon 8am to 3pm
Tue 8am to 3pm and 5:30pm to 9pm
Wed 8am to 3pm and 5:30pm to 9pm
Thu 8am to 3pm and 5:30pm to 9pm
Fri 8am to 3pm and 5:30pm to 10pm
Sat 8am to 3pm and 5:30pm to 10pm
Sun 8am to 3pm and 5:30pm to 9pm
Why did this make the list: We loved its uniqueness, and the fact it’s practically zero calories. It’s the most fun low fat dessert you’ll eat this year – and it’s super refreshing on a hot day. There’s also four flavours so make sure you try them all and let us know your fave.
Our full review of Grand Lafayette..
Fish Finger Butty, St James, Malvern
Address: 1376 Malvern Road, Malvern
Mon 7am to 3:30pm
Tue 7am to 3:30pm
Wed 7am to 3:30pm
Thu 7am to 3:30pm
Fri 7am to 3:30pm
Sat 8am to 3:30pm
Sun 8am to 3:30pm
Why did this make the list: Taking months to perfect, this British-Melbourne hybrid brunch dish combines a U.K. classic with fresh Melbourne produce to make probably the best fish finger sandwich you’ll ever eat.
Taro Pancakes, Syndicate Room, Sandringham
Address: 1/254 Bay Road, Sandringham
Mon 6:45am to 5pm
Tue 6:45am to 5pm
Wed 6:45am to 9pm
Thu 6:45am to 9pm
Fri 6:45am to 9pm
Sat 7:30am to 9pm
Sun 7:30am to 4pm
Why did this make the list: While most places have now gone through the Taro trend and moved on to the next, Syndicate Room have sat back and quietly perfected their unique pancake dish. Put simply it’s a work of art on a plate.
Our latest post about Syndicate Room..
Cheeseburger Dumplings, Drumplings, CBD
Address: 227-229 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD
Mon 11am to 10pm
Tue 11am to 10pm
Wed 11am to 10pm
Thu 11am to 11pm
Fri 11am to 11pm
Sat 11am to 10pm
Sun 11am to 9pm
Why did this make the list: While Drumplings have a whole host of weird and wonderful flavours, nothing will quite match biting into that dumpling and it tasting exactly like a cheeseburger. Probably the most unique dumplings in Melbourne, they have to be tried to be believed.
Our full review of Drumplings.
Snow Buns, Tuan Tuan, Carlton
Address: R1/139 Queensberry St, Carlton
Mon 3pm to 10pm
Tue 12pm to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm
Wed 12pm to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm
Thu 12pm to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm
Fri 12pm to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm
Sat 12pm to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm
Sun 12pm to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm
Why did this make the list: The sweet and salty combo make these little buns an ideal snack. Surprisingly filling and in a range of flavours, they’re a nice stand out on Tuan Tuan’s comfort food filled Hong Kong inspired menu.
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)