This scene-stealing fine diner from Melbourne icon Andrew McConnell feels fresher than ever after a 2017 renovation.
Trendy, brand-new Peruvian joint serving moreish empanadas and spicy charcoal chicken.
South-East Asian flavours enlivened by fresh Aussie produce. Book a balcony table.
Upscale vegetarian in a charismatic warehouse setting from the same owners as the casual, always-busy Vegie Bar nearby.
Internationally admired cocktail bar stocking vintage spirits from the 1930s onwards.
Recent opening with a 1,500 bottled beers, both local and international.
Bustling bar staffed by veteran mixologists and home to revered sausage rolls. Upstairs, The Attic offers table service.
Snug, atmospheric whisky joint offering independent bottlings from far-flung locales (Japan, India, Sweden) plus distinctive cocktails.
Melbourne label’s flattering, high-quality basics for men and women displayed in a tranquil space.
Cult Australian skincare brand’s founding store, which stocks its full range of botanically infused products in chic surrounds.
Venerable shop stuffed with contemporary music from locals and internationals. Bands perform live most Fridays from 6pm.
Items designed to endure, including Japanese stationery, French pocket knives and Australian caps in a beautiful old shop. pickingsandparry.com
Warehouse space boasting an on-site roastery and separate coffee-tasting room, plus in-house baking facilities. Stay for brunch.
Airy cafe with an upmarket clientele and Brunswick Street views serving ace Italian espresso and comfort food since 1984.
Locals-only hangout with multiple espresso and filter options courtesy of Rumble Coffee Roasters, plus incredible cakes.
This former recording studio turned sourdough bakery also offers excellent espresso and house-made cold brew using beans from Dukes Coffee Roasters.
Contemporary artists queue to exhibit at this compact space known for cerebral work.
Long-running, no-frills venue hosting live music seven nights a week plus occasional events and exhibitions upstairs.
Lively institution with four galleries for temporary exhibits plus a large street-facing window space that’s illuminated at night.
Dozens of Melbourne’s best emerging artists showcase wares for sale in this collectively run gallery.