Australia Day is here once again, the perfect time to crank up the BBQ and listen to some of the finest tunes out there today. But depending on what your plans are you might just be after someone else to do the cooking for you.
Luckily the city of Melbourne shines upon you on this glorious day off, with a ton of great cafes, restaurants and bars all trading to meet your smashed avo, coffee, lunch or Australia Day drinking needs. Here's a list of places to stop by any time of day.
5 & Dime Bagel
Your favourite bagel merchants are open from 7am-2.30pm.
Neon Tiger Café
The crew at Neon Tiger will be serving up breakfast and lunch from 8am-3pm.
The Bakers Wife
Catch some brunch at The Bakers Wife from 8am-2pm.
Middle Brighton Baths
Stay cool by the bay with the baths open from 8am-12pm.
Get that fresh cup of Dukes coffee into you from 8am-4pm.
It's a non-market day, but South Melbourne is still the places to be with St Ali open all day from 7am-6pm.
We know that the north side barely functions without coffee. Luckily Proud Mary is serving it up from 8am-4pm.
Saigon Sally is taking bookings from 6pm-11pm
Your favourite Japanese restaurant on Chapel will be open from 12pm-late.
The Black Toro
Glen Waverley locals are in luck with The Black Toro open for lunch from 12pm-3pm, and dinner 6pm-late.
Westerners rejoice with Copper Pot open for lunch from 12pm-3pm, and dinner 5:30pm-late.
Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co.
If you're not in the market for a snag in bread, then a burger is your next best bet. Betty's is open from 10am-10pm.
Bars & Pubs
What's Australia Day without a frosty cold beverage? The Grosvenor will be slinging beers and food from 12pm-11pm. And of course you can sneak into the drive through and catch St Kilda Burger Bar who'll be open from 3pm-late.
Garden State Hotel
If you find yourself in the CBD on this magnificent day off, you can grab an ice cold one at Garden State from 11am-late.
Big beers might be the order of the day, and Munich Brauhaus has plenty of those. They'll be open from 11am-late.
Builders Arms Hotel
The Builders Arms will be open 12pm-12am, we'd recommend booking right now if you're keen for a meal at Ricky & Pinky.
Image credit: Griffin Simm | Ricky & Pinky