Restaurants

What’s Open Over Easter | 2014 Edition

By Pip Jarvis - 16 Apr 2014

Hands up who's excited about this coming loooong weekend? Four blissful work-free days to feast yourself silly on Cadbury's finest, take long nanna naps, read that romance novel you've had on your nightstand since xmas, plus extra hangover recovery time. What's not to like?

Despite the multitude of public holiday pros, there is one significant downer. Where the heck is open for brunch??

That's where we come in with our handy, but nowhere near exhaustive, list of what's open over Easter. Dig in at some of our favourite cafes and restaurants.

Penny Farthing Espresso, Northcote, open Good Friday – Easter Monday with weekend hours each day (8am-4pm)
Industry Beans, Fitzroy, open each day from 8am-4pm
Neighbours, St Kilda, open each day, 7:30am-4pm
Common Galaxia, Seddon, regular trading hours
Dead Man Espresso, South Melbourne, open each day, regular trading hours
Sourdough Kitchen, Seddon, open every day, normal times
A Blessing in Disguise, Abbotsford – tucked by the river in leafy Abbotsford, there's a new pop-up cafe opening on Good Friday! With food by A Thousand Blessings and Melba coffee, we're just a little bit excited! They're open 8am-3pm Friday, Saturday and Monday (closed Easter Sunday).
The Pantry, Brighton, breakfast & lunch service only from Friday - Monday, 8:30am-4pm Friday & Sunday, 8am-4pm Saturday & Monday (brekkie 'til 4pm!)
Royale Brothers, Brighton, 11am-9pm daily
West 48, Footscray, closed Fri-Sun, open Monday 8:30am-2pm
Pillar of Salt, Richmond, open for breakfast and lunch, normal trading hours
Combi, Elwood, this newcomer is open Saturday 6:30am-4pm, Sunday 6:30am-3pm, Monday 6:30am-4pm
Touchwood, Richmond, open Friday-Monday for breakfast and lunch, later opening (7:30-8am)
Chez Dré, South Melbourne, open 7:30am-4:30pm daily
Bluebird Espresso, Collingwood, open each day, normal trading hours
Liar Liar, Hawthorn, open for breakfast & lunch Sat-Mon, normal trading hours (closed Friday)
Duchess of Spotswood, Spotswood, open Friday – Sunday 9am-3pm, normal trading on Easter Monday
Batch Espresso, Balaclava, breakfast and lunch each day, normal trading hours
Dukes Coffee Roasters, Windsor, open every day for breakfast & lunch, but opening at 8am rather than 7am
St Ali, South Melbourne, open every day, normal trading hours
Hammer & Tong 412, Fitzroy, open every day as usual (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Hellenic Republic, Kew & Brunswick East, open for dinner only on Good Friday, lunch and dinner on Easter Saturday and Sunday (closed Monday). Speaking of Sunday, why not book in for an Easter Sunday lunch feast? $70 for adults and $40 for the junior burgers. Check out the menu here.
Estelle Bar & Kitchen, Northcote, open as usual, closed for Good Friday lunch
Saint Crispin, Fitzroy, open as usual, closed for Good Friday lunch
Saigon Sally, Windsor, trading for dinner as usual (from 6pm)
The Atlantic, South Bank, trading for lunch as dinner as usual
The Town Mouse, Carlton, open for dinner on Good Friday, lunch and dinner on Easter Saturday and Sunday, closed Easter Monday
Newmarket Hotel, St Kilda East, open for lunch & dinner all days
Acland St Cantina, St Kilda, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner over Easter
Gazi, Melbourne CBD, dinner only on Good Friday, lunch and dinner Saturday-Monday
The Press Club, Melbourne CBD, dinner only on Good Friday and Easter Saturday. Closed Easter Sunday and Monday.
Le Grand Cirque, South Yarra, open 5pm-10:30pm Friday-Sunday, closed Monday
Fat Penguin, Kew East, open Good Friday from 8am-3pm, closed Sat-Mon
Huxtaburger, Prahran & Collingwood, open all days as usual (CBD closed over Easter)
Cutler & Co., Fitzroy, lunch & dinner on Good Friday, dinner Saturday, lunch & dinner Easter Sunday (closed Monday)
Bistro Vue, Melbourne CBD, open for dinner only on Good Friday (from 6pm), lunch & dinner Sat (from midday), closed Easter Sunday, open for dinner from 6pm on Easter Monday
Cumulus Inc., Melbourne CBD, open for lunch and dinner on Good Friday, breakfast-dinner on Saturday and Sunday
Golden Fields, St Kilda, open Friday (lunch & dinner), Saturday (dinner). Grab your tissues as Easter Saturday will be the last day of trade for this bayside institution, before its rebirth as Supernormal (180 Flinders Lane). To celebrate, they'll be serving a 'best of' banquet. Yum!
Grossi Florentino, Melbourne CBD, open Easter Saturday only
Chin Chin, Melbourne CBD, open for lunch & dinner each day
Baby, Richmond, open for lunch and dinner each day
The Meatball & Wine Bar, Richmond, Flinders Lane and Collingwood (opening Good Friday!), open for lunch and dinner Friday-Monday.
Pinocchio, South Yarra, open for lunch & dinner Easter Saturday & Sunday, dinner only on Easter Monday
MoVida, Melbourne CBD, open from 6pm for dinner on Good Friday, open lunch and dinner Sat-Sun, closed Easter Monday
Cowderoy's Dairy, St Kilda West, closed Good Friday, open until 2:30pm Sat-Mon
Milk the Cow, St Kilda, open as usual

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