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A City of Taste – 8 Tantalising Tips For Eating Your Way Across Melbourne

July 14, 2017 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

Melbourne is the place to be when it comes to entertainment, and part of entertainment is food. A delicious meal followed by a short walk followed by a delicious dessert elsewhere is a rarity in many cities, but in Melbourne it is the norm. It is because of this distinction that people tend to look for Melbourne short term accommodation, so they can explore the flavours of the culture capital of Australia. We have designated 8 tips to help you eat your way across this amazing city of food and drink, and experience the best there is on offer.

Something Different

Your first foray into the world of Victorian cuisine should include something you don’t usually try, because if anywhere is going to get it right, it’s Melbourne. Maybe you haven’t found a place that you think can make you a decent porterhouse steak, but then you decide to try Rockpool in Melbourne and suddenly it’s a whole new world for you.omething the Same 

In order to effectively ground yourself in this whole new world of flavour and food quality, you should try a classic dish that you are very fond of, which should give you a reference point upon which to measure everything else. Familiar tastes will be different, and even a simple burger can be made fancier by way of better ingredients and real preparation, so try a favourite and keep your mind open for new flavours.

Fusion Cuisine

If you haven’t tried it yet, fusion cuisine is a combination of two other food types to make something entirely different. There are cafes in Melbourne that have fusion cuisine that take elements from western foods, such as burgers, and Japanese foods, such as sushi and sashimi, to result in entirely new foods such as rice and fish burgers. Branch out and try some combos that might seem odd to you.


The one thing you absolutely cannot miss when you’re in Melbourne is the coffee. Consistently and reliably named the best coffee city in the world, Melburnians take their coffee very seriously. A quick google search will tell you the highest ranking cafe to visit, and a visit there will be unforgettable.


Breakfast is the king of the meals in Melbourne, as any cafe has breakfast and lunch items available.

This means you have literally hundreds of places to choose from for your first couple of meals of the day, so feel free to be picky. Find somewhere with a different menu and some good coffee, which can usually be identified by a line out the door for seats inside.



As with breakfast, lunch is a common occurrence in this city, and a vital part to the commerce of the average restaurant and cafe. The further from the city you get, the fewer choices there are, so stay close to the inner suburbs and marvel at the number of choices you have.


Dinner is trickier, as the way a restaurant gets to the top of any lists is over a long period of time, consistently serving good food. This means you’ll take more of a chance on newer restaurants, but the reward can be higher with a shorter wait list and a less densely packed seating area.

Sweet Treats 

Who doesn’t love desserts? In Melbourne there are many, many places that specialise in serving up desserts and only desserts, so don’t be afraid to skip dessert at a restaurant and go for a walk to find somewhere better, there are places all around to suit that particular need.

With all of these suggestions, how can you resist? Dive headfirst into Melbourne’s unbelievable food scene and be amazed at what is on offer throughout this sprawling city.

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