Bananalab, Melbourne – The Perfect Gift Idea

Banana Lab have spent the last three years quietly growing their simple, authentic experience-filled gift box business. Now the 2nd largest experience gift provider in Melbourne, we caught up with owner Tom to find out what was so special about it.

Sir Charles, Fitzroy

Open plan, minimal and loud Sir Charles is everything quintessential about Fitzroy brunch. Yet the menu is anything but, with some unique takes on some brunch classics.

La Baia Bar Cucina, Albert Park

La Baia, a seaside Italian in a beautiful heritage style building is the ideal environment for an evening meal. We recommend getting here so you can watch the sun set over the bay while you’re enjoying dinner.

Melvin Coffee and Kitchen, Collingwood

Melvin is a pretty-in-pink, gorgeous Collingwood Cafe with a great, creative breakfast and lunch menu. Baby sister to Flemington’s Wolf and Hound – this place definitely lives up to expectations.

Hard Pressed Cafe, East Melbourne

On the outskirts of the city, Hard pressed has great coffee and a classic Melbourne brunch. Suiting both casual work meetings and catch ups with friends, you’ll love it’s relaxed atmosphere while maintaining a close proximity to the CBD.

Cosi – Italian Food, South Yarra

On arrival in Cosi you’ll think you’ve walked into a trendy South Yarra bar, but, venture a little further and you’ll see finely laid tables, hear the upbeat Italian music and smell the delicious flavours

Tuan Tuan, Carlton

High ceilings and chandeliers greet you at Tuan Tuan. Already popular in Manilla this Philippines based company has embarked on its first Melbourne store bringing their take on Hong Kong comfort food to the streets of Carlton.

Crave Pizza and Fresh Pasta Bar, South Yarra

Crave Pizza and Fresh Pasta Bar, recently under new management, is winning South Yarra over one smile and one great pizza at a time. Dine in, take away or order for free delivery and open until 1:30am on the weekend you’ve really no excuse not to try this place.