5 Best Eats and Drinks in Melbourne

When considering a full belly getaway, Melbourne is definitely on the top of the list. The city is filled with short and sweet lane ways lined up with all the best selections of cafés, patisserie and restaurants. Have a look at just a few places you have to visit:

5 Best Melbourne Restaurants

5 Best Melbourne Restaurants: Lobster Eggs Benedict at Hardware Societe
Lobster Eggs Benedict at Hardware Societe: Photo on Flickr by InsatiablemuchCC BY 2.0

Hardware Société

Best known for their Baked Eggs (Deux), Lobster Benedict and French Toast, Hardware Société has quickly become a must visit for all Melbourne travellers. If you’re looking for the perfect breakfast menu and excellent coffee, be sure to pay the little lane way in the middle of the CBD a visit. With great popularity, comes long queues, so if you prefer a shorter wait, pop by early in the morning. Either way, it’s definitely worth the wait.

Hardware Société
120 Hardware St, Melbourne VIC 3000

5 Best Melbourne Restaurants: Waiting for Crepes at La Petite Creperie
Waiting for Crepes at La Petite Creperie: Photo on Flickr by Michael Coghlan / CC BY-SA 2.0

La Petite Crêperie

Momentarily escape to a little corner in  France at the charming, La Petite Creperie. Sitting quietly in Hardware Lane, La Petite Creperie serves authentic and traditional French crepes and galettes cooked on the spot with fresh ingredients. If you’re on the go, pop by the adorable licensed street stand on Swanston Street for some freshly made take-away crepes.

La Petite Crêperie
Little Collins St & Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

5 Best Melbourne Restaurants: Bartronica, Flinders Lane
Bartronica, Flinders Lane: Photo by Alan Weedon


Take a trip down memory lane with a sprinkle of buzz at Melbourne’s bar arcade, Bartronica. Find many of your favourite classic stand alone arcade games like Space Invaders, Pac-man, Streetfighters and many more, while enjoying a nostalgia inspiring cocktail. You can also enjoy a quiet beer in the beer garden or by the variety of Nintendo consoles ready for you to play. Discover and revisit many ‘oldies but goodies’ at this unique arcade bar filled with nostalgic 90’s gamers and anyone who’s just looking for a good time.

335 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

5 Best Melbourne Restaurants: Lunch Queue at Hakata Gensuke Ramen
Lunch Queue at Hakata Gensuke Ramen: Photo on Flickr by Alpha / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Hakata Gensuke

The 10 – 45 minute wait is most definitely worth it for some Hakata Gensuke ramen. Famous for their traditionally brewed Tonkatsu broth, Hakata Gensuke has already opened over 30 ramen shops around Asia. With the weather in Melbourne changing 4 seasons in a day, a hot, flavoursome ramen during the rainy hours of Melbourne truly warms the heart. The ramen shop offers a variety of options for how well you’d like your noodles cooked, sides and spice level.

Hakata Gensuke
168 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Take a short and cheap flight to Melbourne and enjoy a food adventure so satisfying you won’t even think about your calorie counts!

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    Great article, Hardware Société and Hakata Gensuke are definitely the best café and Japanese noodle places in Melbourne. Love their coffee and noodle but often there are queue and I hate queue. Hope they could use an app like QTix (queuetix.com) to manage their queue and send a notification.


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