As the creative capital of Australia, it’s not surprising that the food places in Melbourne are unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. From cosy laneway cafe’s, to bright, novelty eateries, there really is something for every type of foodie.
1. Rainbow Toastie
I know right, Rainbow. Toastie. If this isn’t the food Instagram dream, I don’t know what is. All the way from South Korea, Rainbow Toastie brings this fun and popular street food to the laneways of Melbourne along with an array of fruity drinks and adorable frozen snacks. This place is without a doubt one of the cutest food places in Melbourne you need to try out, oh, and make sure you get a cheeky Instagram while you’re there.
2. Magic Mountain Saloon
This hidden gem is a well-kept secret, tucked away on Little Collins St with only an illuminated double mountain sign to guide you in. It’s surprisingly large inside, with dim mood lighting for an intimate atmosphere. Of all the food places in Melbourne, Magic Mountain makes a perfect date spot.
3. KitKat Chocolatory
If you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, this place is going to be right up your alley. Reminiscent of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, the KitKat Chocolatory is for sure one of the most creative food places in Melbourne. Build your dream KitKat from scratch, using flavours like peppermint, matcha, strawberries and even pretzels, to create the chocolate bar of your dreams.
4) Trippy Taco, St Kilda
For all you veggies out there, make sure you get this place on your agenda. Trippy Taco is a plant-based eaters dream, with plenty of vegan options to boot. Whether you’re after a hot n’ spicy burrito, or an ice-cold cerveza, this one food place in Melbourne you simply have to check out
5) Tipo OO
Who Isn’t a fan of carbs? Firstly, what the heck is wrong with you? And secondly, I’d stay away from this carb-lovers dream. Tipo OO is Melbourne’s number one spot for fresh Italian cuisine, its showstopper specialty: pasta. Everyone who’s been to this joint has raved about the fresh, delicious pasta these guys make from scratch, one you definitely need to try out for yourself.
6) Mr Miyagi
Asian fusion at it’s finest. Think ‘Japanese-chic’, this place has some crazy combinations from sushi-tacos to ramen gnocchi. Truly one of the coolest food places in Melbourne for hybrid meals. They also do a selection of frozen cocktails, making it a top spot for some pre-night out carbs and cocktails.
7) Patricia Coffee Brewers
Where my coffee addicts at? If you need your caffeine hit to get through the day, or you’re simply in need of a sweet treat, this is the food place in Melbourne you need to hit up. The baristas as Patricia Coffee Brewers SERIOUSLY know what they’re doing: their coffee is smooth and sweet and their latte art is simply incredible. Make sure you grab a doughnut while you’re there, trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
8) Mojo’s Weird Pizza
Yes, that’s the name, and they ain’t lying. With everything from ‘Go Bananas’ (which contains banana, bacon and chilli flakes amongst other things) to ‘Dog’s Breakfast’ (which is essentially a fry up on a pizza, there truly are some NUTS COMBINATIONS. This is probably one the most ‘out there’ food places in Melbourne, but worth a try if you fancy expanding your horizons and trying some flavour combinations you’re guaranteed to never have tried before.
9) Holey Moley Melbourne
Ever played Mini golf with a burger in one hand and a Margarita in the other? Sounds pretty difficult, but like a real good time. Holey Moley is a crazy fun indoor mini golf course with a funny functioning bar and Kitchen, I couldn’t think of a more fun way to start your night out on the town. To make it even better, play for drinks, loser buys the round!
That ultimate post-night out stop off, or just a weekend cheat meal. 8bit takes a cool vintage gaming vibe and pairs it with top quality fast food. All the speed and prices of a regular fast food joint but with burgers that rival a gourmet restaurant, truly one of the best quick-stop-off food places in Melbourne.