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Melbourne’s Most Iconic Must-Visit Haunts, According To You

This summer, we’re slowing it right down. No more overwhelming checklists, packed calendars or FOMO—we’re stripping it…

Restaurants
Start 2022 Right, Here’s What’s Open New Year’s Day In Melbourne

Let’s be honest, when you roll out of bed on New Year’s Day you’re going to want a rather large coffee–preferably…

U:L By You
Introducing The 10 Best Doughnuts In Melbourne As Voted By You

To celebrate our 10th birthday here at Urban List, we’re asking you to tell us your top 10 lists over on our Instagram. This time…

Cafes
Sable
Cremorne , VIC

Sable is tucked away in Cremorne just a few steps away from Swan Street, it’s a…

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Dan’s Deli
Toorak, VIC

Hyping up the Toorak area, Dan’s Deli has recently opened and is bringing…

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Brunetti Classico | Carlton
Carlton, VIC

If you’re a Melbourne foodie, chances are you have heard of Brunetti’s.…

Food & Drink
Your Guide To The Best Cafes In Melbourne For 2021

Melbourne is home to some of the best cafes in the world, the standard we set is replicated all over, and it's no surprise as the…

Restaurants
Shannon Martinez’s New Vegan Mecca Has Set A New Standard For Plant-Based Dining

Earlier in the year, we heard the rumblings that Shannon Martinez's wildly successful  Smith & Daughters + Smith…

Restaurants
Here’s What’s Open This Christmas Day In Melbourne

If you’re looking for a way to escape the chaos of Christmas cooking and cruise through the festive day stress-free, we’ve…

Cafes
Ollie’s Deli
Footscray, VIC

Making noise from their Footscray stronghold, Ollie's Deli is bringing a bite of…

Restaurants
Woods Yard
South Melbourne , VIC

 Launching Woods Yard back in 2020—owners and brothers Kris and…

Cafes
Milhouse Canteen
Mordialloc, VIC

By now you’ll be aware that we’ve always got a soft spot for a good…

Bars & Pubs
Raise A Schooner To Melbourne’s Most Impressive Beer Gardens

It’s finally happened, lockdown restrictions are gone, warmer weather is here and there’s serious end of the year vibes about.…

Local Escapes
Sorrento’s Conti Hotel Is Reopening After A Multimillion Dollar Redevelopment

It’s been a while between drinks, but this summer will mark the anticipated return of Sorrento’s Continental. …

Food & Drink
How To Eat Now, Pay Later And Have A Forking Good Time With Your Mates

After what has been a dismal two years of travel restrictions, business closures, and mask mandates, Australia is finally cruising along its…

Cafes
Bench Coffee Co
Melbourne, VIC

You may already be familiar with the aesthetic leading BENCH COFFEE CO. or…

Bakeries & Delis
Bakemono Bakers
Melbourne, VIC

Inspired by the bakeries of Japan and Korea, Bakemono’s magical…

Cafes
Bissel B.
Richmond, VIC

What can you expect at Bissel B? You guessed it, bagels. Sitting right on on the cusp…

Bakeries & Delis
Your 2021 Guide To Melbourne And Victoria’s Best Vanilla Slice

A bakery champion, a quintessential purchase alongside a meat pie, two paper bags swinging in harmony, the vanilla slice is an Australian…

Cafes
Introducing Yugen Tea Bar, South Yarra’s Boujee New High Tea Experience

As we come into an age where people are seeking alternative brews, calming the jitters and slowing the pace, it couldn’t be more…

Restaurants
Several Initiatives Are Set To See The CBD’s Streets Primed For Outdoor Dining Over Summer

In a bid to bring back Melbourne’s hospitality scene sooner rather than later, the City of Melbourne has announced a new initiative…

Cafes
Saul’s Diner
Bentleigh, VIC

The Saul’s family continues to grow, after the opening of their Hawthorn…

Cafes
Bala Sanga
Balaclava, VIC

Operating out of a former garage—or glorified storage shed—is the very…

Bakeries & Delis
Casa Nata | Windsor
Windsor , VIC

Casa Nata is the undisputed home of the Portuguese tart in Melbourne. Since…

Bakeries & Delis
Hector’s Deli Has Just Launched Its Second Sanga Store In South Melbourne

There’s plenty of good news about, especially if you happen to reside in the surrounding regions of South Melbourne. Hector’s…

Bakeries & Delis
The Best Almond Croissants In Melbourne And Where To Find Them

Quite frankly, croissants are the best way to start the day. They’re great for lunch, as a treat; really, they’re perfect…

U:L By You
Your 2021 Guide To The Best High Tea In Melbourne

Melbourne is the food capital of Australia, with so many choices it’s not always easy to find the best. Naturally, the search for the…

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Industry Beans
Chadstone, VIC

After ten years in the business, Melbourne-born Industry Beans has opened their sixth…

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Matteo’s Delicatessen
Altona, VIC

When westside locals Jayden Costello and Matthew Defina realised their neighbourhood…

Food & Drink
Le Shoppe
Melbourne, VIC

Le Shoppe is the latest addition to restaurateur Scott Pickett’s quiver,…

Cafes
Your 2021 Guide To The Best Breakfast In Melbourne

Melbourne is renowned for its rich coffee culture and top-tier breakfast spots. After all, our city would probably win the most variations…

Cafes
Jour Is The French-Style Cafe And Pantry That’s Charmed Its Way Into Collingwood’s Backstreets

Down on one of the quiet backstreets of Collingwood, you’ll come across the understated shopfront of Jour. The quaint little brick…

U:L By You
Here’s Where To Get Melbourne’s Best Cinnamon Scrolls In 2021

Is Melbourne having a cinnamon scroll redux right now? If we look at the facts, it might appear that the answer to that question is yes. It…

Food & Drink
Old Garage Cafe
Camberwell, VIC

Down in the leafy streets of Camberwell, there’s a sleepy little cafe…

Cafes
First Love
Melbourne, VIC

As the name would suggest, there’s a fair bit of affection for coffee going on…

Rumble
Kensington, VIC

Hey Melbourne, we know you love your coffee and we know you love supporting local…

Cafes
Introducing Eggholic, The Korean-Style Egg Sandwich Store In Melbourne’s South East

If you don’t like eggs or egg sandwiches it’s probably time for you to turn away. Introducing Eggholic; as the name would…

Bakeries & Delis
A Dedicated Hummus Bar Has Opened In Bentleigh

Nestled amongst an unassuming stretch of local shops sandwiched between a news agency and a charcoal chicken shop you’ll…

Cafes
Find Carlton’s Newest Coffee Gem Housed Inside An Unassuming Laundromat

Just around the corner from Carlton’s busy Lygon street, you’ll find Two Snakes. A relatively small cafe on Elgin Street that…

Restaurants
Repeat Offender
Elwood , VIC

The iconic Ormond Road and St Kilda Street corner site in Elwood has been taken over…

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Greta
Melbourne, VIC

If you’re lucky enough to stumble across Melbourne’s latest lunchtime…

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Fuumi Fuumi
West Melbourne, VIC

Just a stone’s throw from Queen Victoria Market, this gorgeous little Japanese…

Food & Drink
Your 2021 Guide To Melbourne’s Best Bagels And Where To Find Them

The bagel is near and dear to many hearts. An ideal option for both breakfast and lunch. the brilliance of the spherical bread-type is…

Cafes
Gelato Messina Is Dropping A Basque Cheesecake-Topped Gelato Tub Next Week

Holy sheeeet, would you cop a look at Messina's latest gelato tub special? If you're not drooling over this tub of basque cheesecake…

Restaurants
Order Up From These Melbourne Bars, Restaurants And Cafes Doing Takeaway During Lockdown

So, here we are again, staring right down the barrel of another lockdown. There are at least two weeks ahead of too much Playstation,…

Cafes
Coe & Coe | Yarraville
Yarraville, VIC

If you’ve swung by the absolute vibe-fest that is Coe & Coe Cremorne,…

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Zero Mode
Box Hill, VIC

Bottomless brunches, viral insta-worthy desserts, smoking rainbow…

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Norman
South Yarra , 3141

South Yarra’s newest two-level brunch spot is speckled with greenery and goes…

Cafes
Carlton’s Always-Aesthetic Japanese Patisserie Is The City’s Latest Dessert Obsession

One of the silver linings lockdown has brought upon us is the virtual bakehouses, cake connoisseurs and treat artisans existing within the…

Cafes
Move Over Deli Sandwiches, Korean-Style Toasties Have Arrived In Town

Straight from the streets of Seoul. K-Street Toast is a new phenomenon to hit Melbourne’s CBD.  The recently-opened Seoul…

Cafes
Meet North Melbourne’s Warehouse-Turned-Milk-Bar From The Mind Behind Bali’s Potato Head Beach Club

Melbourne’s love of Japanese café culture keeps rolling with Le Bajo. Honestly, you can’t swing a shokupan loaf in this…

Cafes
Undercover Roasters
Abbotsford, 3067

Coffee lovers unite. Undercover Roasters have opened their HQ cafe and store in…

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Blakeaway
Portsea, VIC

From pop-up to permanent, Portsea’s Blakeaway is here to stay. This family…

Cafes
Rusty’s Sandwich Parlour
East Brunswick, VIC

Your belly will thank you after a visit to East Brunswick’s latest takeaway…

Restaurants
Make Your Local Proud, These Cafes, Bars And Restaurants Are Taking Merch To The Next Level

There are plenty of ways (and reasons) to get behind your favourite restaurant or cafe right now. One method is to order takeaway, the other…

Cafes
Melbourne’s Best Cookies And Where To Find Them In 2021

Everyone loves a classic choc-chip cookie, but the options don’t end there. For sweet tooths think thick New York deli-style cookies,…

Bakeries & Delis
Your 2021 Guide To The Best Cheesecakes In And Around Melbourne

Cheesecake, what a dessert. The decadent, creamy, and often biscuit crumb-based cake is a mainstay of any balanced diet. Across Melbourne,…

Cafes
Head Honcho
Prahran, 3181

Head Honcho is backed by a team of ambitious hospitality young guns James…

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Crooked Letters
Prahran , VIC

Crooked Letters quickly became a southside institute when they set up shop in their…

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Bellboy
Brunswick East, 3057

Just by the entrance to the new East Brunswick Village centre, you’ll find the…

Restaurants
Melbourne’s Very Best Souvlaki And Where To Find Them

Finding the best souva shop or ‘Souvlatzithko’s, as they’re traditionally known in Greek is a right of passage for any…

Bakeries & Delis
The Rise Of The Deli Sandwich, And Why The City’s Top Chefs Are Getting Behind Them

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt noticed the influx of deli-sandwich operators that have sprung up in…

Cafes
A Boozy Hot Chocolate High Tea Is Hitting The Botanic Gardens This Winter

Just when we thought high teas couldn’t get any better, the Gardens House at the Royal Botanic Gardens went and put boozy hot…

Restaurants
Fishbowl
Richmond, VIC

Over the past decade, Richmond’s Swan Street has become its own culinary mecca…

Cafes
Saul’s Sandwiches
Carnegie , VIC

The humble sanga is making waves in Carnegie, with Saul’s Sandwiches opening…

Bakeries & Delis
Nico’s Sandwich Deli
Fitzroy, VIC

After several months of operating around the limitations of a global…

Bakeries & Delis
Black Star Pastry And Koko Black Have Come Together For This Super Limited Meteor Cake

World *insert food* days seem to pop up every second day, but World Chocolate Day is one we can definitely get behind. To celebrate the…

Bakeries & Delis
Your 2021 Guide To Melbourne’s Best Sourdough Bread

Sourdough has always been a big component of the daily diet but recently it's had a moment during the baking craze of lockdown, and…

Food & Drink
Meet The Locals: Carlton North’s Second-Gen Fishmonger Serving Up Fresh Lobster Rolls For Lunch

Carlton North locals are no doubt fondly aware of Nicholson Street’s charmer of a fishmonger, The Fishmonger’s Son—and…

Cafes
Dulce Gelateria
Greensborough, VIC

Just a decade ago, you’d find most hospitality venues that are worth…

Bakeries & Delis
Morning Market
Fitzroy, VIC

The residents of Fitzroy’s Gertrude Street and surrounds quickly became…

Cafes
Beggs & Acon
Prahan , 3181

The self-proclaimed “morning-artisans”, Beggs & Acon in Prahan is the…

Cafes
Meet The Locals: Abbotsford’s Specialty Brew House Channeling The Coffee Bars Of Tokyo

From the outside looking in, the upper echelon of Melbourne’s coffee culture is oft seen as something that’s inaccessible to the…

Cafes
Get Piping At Home With Cannoli Bar’s Authentic DIY Kits

Everyone knows the best cannoli are filled on the spot. Unfortunately, the process can be difficult to follow and tough to replicate at…

Food & Drink
Here’s Where To Drink And Dine This Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend In Melbourne

Here's a public holiday Melbourne well and truly bloody deserves, especially after that two-week lockdown stint.   If…

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Mile End Bagels
Brunswick , VIC

Mile End Bagels quickly reached institute status when it opened its doors to…

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NUTTEA
Melbourne, VIC

Given the calibre of offerings at Melbourne Central’s new foodie precinct,…

Bakeries & Delis
TOMA
Melbourne, VIC

Thanks to lockdown, Melbourne has been treated to an influx of delivery-only, niche…

Bakeries & Delis
Nico’s Is Putting On A Sandwich Special Every Day Of Lockdown

Update: Wednesday 9 June  Today's Nico's announcement is that they’re coming together with Florian Eatery for…

Restaurants
8 Of Melbourne’s Cult-Classic Dishes Are Available For Takeaway Right Now

Melbourne’s home to some very special dishes we’re all missing right now. Fortunately, members of our diverse hospo scene…

Bakeries & Delis
Tuck Into An Aussie Classic At Melbourne’s Best Pie Shops For 2021

I’ve always said there’s no practical limit to the number of pies I could eat in one sitting. The limit does not exist.…

Cafes
Edithvale General Store
Edithvale, 3196

Can a business be a pillar of the community? If so, there's no better example…

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Monforte Viennoiserie
Carlton North , 3054

Carlton North lost one of the good one when hole-in-the-wall cafe Bü shut up…

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Instea
Melbourne, VIC

If you’re planning to win over Melbourne’s discerning tea fans,…

Bars & Pubs
Lockdown’s Sold-Out Sandwich Pop-Up, Jolly Good, Has Opened A Permanent Fitzroy Outpost

The humble sandwich has come a long way from the local tuck shop’s ham, cheese and tomato number. No longer are we seeing the…

Cafes
Here’s Where You’ll Find This Insane 40-Cheese Toastie This Week

Nothing beats a classic three-cheese toastie—it’s one of the world’s greatest sandwiches. Oozing with a melange of gooey…

Restaurants
Just Falafs Is Giving Away 1000 Free Pitas For International Falafel Day

You read that right. 1000 FREE pitas. Iconic falafel joint Just Falafs will be handing out these pitas on a first come, first served basis…

Cafes
Magnum Pi
Melbourne, VIC

No, Tom Selleck is not making these pastry-encrusted beauties, but the chef behind…

Bakeries & Delis
Cookie Box | Hawthorn
Hawthorn, VIC

It’s time to put your money where your mouth is and bag yourself some of the…

Cafes
Cannoli Bar
Avondale Heights , VIC

Riviera Rd in Avondale Heights is an entirely unremarkable street, except for one…

Cafes
This Gluten-Free Bakery From An Ex-Vue de monde Chef Is Delivering Gluten-Free High Tea To Your Door

Their gluten-free high tea was a huge vibe, so much so that the Elsternwick patisserie was booked out for weekends on end. Like most social…

Bakeries & Delis
Your Guide To Melbourne’s Best Sausage Rolls For 2021

We all love a good sausage roll, it’s a quintessential Aussie favourite known to locals and travellers alike, be it just as a…

Cafes
Saul’s Is Spreading Its Deli Sandwich Wings And Landing In Hawthorn

Saul’s has been thriving in Melbourne’s booming deli sandwich scene since early 2020. Born out of the lockdown period when…

Cafes
Dundas & Faussett
Albert Park, VIC

At least once and a while, a good coffee paired with some classically refined cafe…

Cafes
Pie Thief
Footscray, VIC

Good things come in small packages at Pie Thief. We’re referring to both the…

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The Cookie Dough Co.
Northcote, VIC

It’s hard not to love cookies, but some love them so much that their passion…

Food & Drink
Everything You Need To Know About Melbourne’s Newest Rooftop Dining Precinct

Melbourne, it’s time to get excited—because we’ve just scored a brand new rooftop dining precinct at Westfield Doncaster,…

Markets & Food Events
Pull Through This Mother’s Day With These Last Minute Food And Booze Gifts

If you totally forgot that Mother’s Day is this Sunday 9 May then don’t worry, you’re not alone. But curb the stress…

Cafes
This Northside Roastery Is Giving Away Free Coffees For 10 Days

Up in the northern end of Coburg, Inglewood Coffee Roasters is a white brick stronghold for some of Melbourne’s finest…

Cafes
Palette
North Melbourne, VIC

North Melbourne. It’s that top pocket of the city that’s…

Cafes
Black Star Pastry | St Kilda
St Kilda, VIC

After flirting with us during a summer pop-up in late-2019, Black Star…

Cafes
Maverick

While you’ve been isolating, Melbourne CBD has had some serious work done. Take…

Local Escapes
Take High Tea Above The Clouds Of Arthurs Seat And Journey Through The Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula is one of Victoria’s most prized possessions, sitting just an hour away from Melbourne’s CBD the…

Cult Sandwich Joint, Nico’s, Is Opening Their CBD Locale This Wednesday

Undoubtedly a northside favourite after less than a year of opening, Nico’s Sandwich Deli is opening up a second shop in the CBD.…

Cafes
Your 2021 Guide To The Best Falafels In Melbourne

Melbourne is home to some of the best falafel joints around, there are plenty of options to convert that one friend of yours that…

Cafes
Toast It!
Moorabbin, VIC

Moorabbin is an area that has changed a lot over the past few years. Its industrial…

Cafes
Cassia
Mordialloc, VIC

Mordialloc, the formerly sleepy beach-side suburb, is having a bit of a moment when…

Food & Drink
Casa Nata | Thornbury
Thornbury , VIC

Following the popularity of their pop-up store in Queen Victoria Markets, Ruben…

Cafes
Andrew McConnell’s Morning Market Has Opened A Second Locale In Prahran

The southside of Melbourne is having a real moment, the steady stream of new venues and sister stores to northside originals continues with…

Things To Do
Here’s Everything You Need To Eat, See And Do In Richmond

Located a stone’s throw from Melbourne CBD, Richmond is one of Melbourne’s most lively suburbs, showcasing an eclectic mix of…

Cafes
Richmond’s Warkop Is Serving Up A New Style Of Sandwich Thanks To Their Rich Indonesian Heritage

The humble sanga has come a long, long way in the past half-decade. No longer are Melburnians limited to ham, cheese and tomato slapped…

Cafes
Busy Boy
Mentone, VIC

From the team behind Cheltenham's Drip cafe, comes a new Mentone cafe that…

Restaurants
Babajan Pop-Up
Brunswick East, VIC

Residents of Brunswick East have a new neighbour and they’re here to spice…

Cafes
Mr Robertson Cafe
Nunawading, Victoria

Meet Mr Robertson—the new kid on the block in Nunawading’s industrial…

Cafes
Make A Pit-Stop At Victoria’s Best Regional Cafes

We know you all love to travel, we do too. But sometimes when you’re out and about, exploring the best of what regional Victoria has…

What's On
A Takeaway Window Dedicated To Hot Cross Buns Is Popping Up This Weekend

Stop the press, we’ve got some breaking hot cross bun news: Bentleigh-based Good Times Milk Bar is teaming up with bakers…

Restaurants
What’s Open This Easter Long Weekend In Melbourne

The long weekend is just around the corner so it’s time to start planning your social movements for the mini-break. Whether you…

Cafes
Farro Nourishing Eatery
Moorabbin , VIC

Located in the heart of Moorabbin you’ll find Farro Nourishing Eatery, a…

Bakeries & Delis
Applehead Deli
Mentone, VIC

Melbourne's bayside suburbs are booming. And as people flock to buy houses a…

Cafes
Billy T’s
St Kilda, VIC

When Uncle closed up its St Kilda East eatery last year, most knew it…