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Discover Melbourne's day to night eating scene in these hip places, as told by LUXOS's Maxie Archer.

by Maxie Archer 14 September 2017


If there is one thing Melbourne does best, it’s food. From eclectic cafes to atmospheric bars and restaurants, this city promises to satisfy every one of your foodie fantasies. Begin exploring all the culinary fun this city has to offer by adding these daytime hang-outs to your brunch hit list!


Combi cafe

Looking for a healthy and equally photogenic breakfast? Visit Melbourne’s inner city suburb of Elwood for a bite to eat at Combi. Whilst only petite, this intimate cafe offers an array of healthy options from juices, smoothies, soups and salads to a tempting cabinet of raw treats for those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth. The Bali-inspired interior creates a relaxed space for you to enjoy between shops on Elwood’s bustling Ormond Rd.

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Higher Ground 

Higher ground food

If you and your travel buddies feel like treating yourselves to a Mimosa with breakfast, then Higher Ground is definitely worth a visit. This rustic oasis is nestled in central Melbourne, offering an inviting cross between restaurant and cafe. Enjoy their innovative menu whilst admiring the high ceilings, vertical gardens and modern industrial interiors.

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Matcha Mylk Bar

Matcha Mylk Bar food

Located in the beachside suburb of St Kilda, this indulgent cafe takes Vegetarian food to a whole other level. Wether its your daily dose of greens, a stack of pancakes or a burger you are craving, I guarantee your meal will be just as delicious as it is aesthetically pleasing.

Melbourne’s food scene by no means end here, but carries on into the night with the addition of neon lights, great wine and impressive cocktails.

Mr. Miyagi

Mr Miyagi food

This modern restaurant situated on Melbourne’s famous Chapel Street is a must for lovers of the Japanese cuisine. Mr. Miyagi dishes up a playful twist on traditional Japanese food with dishes like the Salmon Nori Taco which yes, is just as delicious as it sounds.

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Chin Chin

Chin Chin restaurant

 For a buzzing atmosphere to match no other, you will find this Asian Fusion restaurant in another of Melbourne’s iconic locations - Flinders Lane. After indulging in anything from noodles to dumplings (or both) a visit to the Garden State Hotel is highly recommended. Migrating only a few doors down, finish your evening right with a glass of wine in the beautiful beer garden decorated with lanterns and inviting greenery.


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