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Artisan ice-cream

Ice-cream fanatics on the look out for this year's latest trends need look no further than these artisan specialists.

Balderdash Cafe

Located in the midst of chic Bay St, corner of Bridge St, Port Melbourne, you find beautiful, 19th century heritage listed former pub, the Balderdash Cafe, originally opened in late 2010.

Best coffee in South Melbourne

I had the pleasure of catching up with Isabel from The Visitor recently. Isabel runs amazing tours through South Melbourne over a half day with her local South Melbourne Flavours Food Tour or 2 hours with her Tastes of South Melbourne Market Food Tour.

Best places to brunch in St Kilda

For both Melbourne locals and eager tourists looking for things to do in St. Kilda, a sit-down brunch of vibrant food and tasteful ambiance is hard to beat. While St.

Best places to picnic in Port Phillip

Melbourne has its fair share of grey, rainy days, so when the sun shines it’s time to pack the picnic blanket and head outdoors. Finding things to do in Port Phillip is easy with picnic options like these! So grab the kids, some sandwiches, and give one of these spots a go.

Bianco Latte Gelato

We checked out Bianco Latte - Elwood's first gelato store. Situated on the ‘Golden Mile’, this little sweet spot even has a chocolate fountain…..wait for it…..with Nutella on tap!


Located at the Coventry Street entrance to Chez Dré, Bibelot is an opulent destination for all-things-sweet. Everything in-store is made by hand using premium quality ingredients from around the world.,0,2048,1536&w=800&h=600&rot=360

Captain Baxter

Captain Baxter, one of St Kilda’s iconic beachside dining destinations has re-opened following a spectacular renovation. Captain Baxter return with a lighter and brighter look inspired by the tropical beach bungalows of the 1920s.

Chez Dré

Down an inconspicuous alley near the South Melbourne Market lies Chez Dré, a warehouse converted café, a bustling hub of French-inspired sweet & savoury delights, serving all-day brunch, delicious take away meals & fresh daily baked pastries.

Ciao Cielo / Ciao Cucina

Ciao! Our beautiful venue has it all, including “Ciao Cielo” which sits in a rustic refurbished courthouse. 

CoWork Me’s top 5 places to take a work break in St Kilda

Cowork Me is St Kilda’s newest coworking hub, and it’s certainly humming. Opening our doors in June, the space is already home to over 60 different businesses- and we’re only getting bigger. We think we know why, too; based in busy St.

Cushion Lounge

Nestled within bustling Fitzroy St and hot off the back of a brand new renovation is Cushion Lounge, it boasts new modern style with a chic atmosphere bar.

Drinking Coffee - The best cafes on Bay Street, Port Melbourne

There is no doubt, Port Melbourne’s Bay street is absolutely teeming with quality cafes and restaurants serving high quality beverages alongside inventive menus.

Dundas & Faussett

Probably one of the most Instagrammed  venues on Dundas Place is Dundas & Faussett.

Easter at Bibelot

The unique colours, textures and characteristics of rare gemstones are the inspiration behind Bibelot’s 2018 Easter collection.

Elwood Bathers

Elwood Bathers has been beautifully refurbished, and with a menu featuring locally sourced, beautiful bistro food, it now offers a fresh perspective on a timeless view.

Foxes Den

Foxes Den offers healthy fast food in Elwood and Port Melbourne. The menu is created from scratch by their chefs. Everything in-store is made in their kitchens because they believe food tastes better when it’s freshly prepared. Healthy takeaway food, made by Foxes Den.


Ever wonder where crowds of South Melbourne’s best dressed creative types go to get lunch? It’s GIDDIUP.

Hapsburg Empire

Around the corner from the picturesque St Vincent Gardens, this Albert Park Café with Austrian heritage gets the locals nod of approval for all things East-Central European with a twist of Asia.

Hardcopy Cartel - Top 5 things to do in St Kilda

Lindsey owns and operates Hardcopy Cartel, a graphic design company that specialises in branding and logo design. Here are Lindsey’s top 5 things to do in St Kilda.

Hotel Esplanade St Kilda

Your favourite band in The Gershwin Room, pre-gig beers in the Star Wars bar, stumbling in from the seaside… everyone has a story to tell about The Espy.

Hunky Dory Fish & Chips

Inspired by almost 90 years of fishing on the Greek Islands, Hunky Dory was established in 2004 as a family business with a vision of offering healthier seafood options along with the more traditional fish and chips.

iddy biddy

Set in the back streets of the St Kilda Village, iddy biddy is a funky relaxed bar/cafe with food & drink specials.

Kotch Lane

Inspired by the Caribbean slang term for hang or chill out, Kotch Lane have created a space for just that where everybody that walks through the door can feel like a local.

Lenny 3206

Albert Park has a new cafe 

Leroy Espresso

15 years & going strong, Leroy Espresso welcomes it's regulars and newcomers to dine in and enjoy a slice of Acland Street.

Little Sunflower Cafe

Nestled on the beach end of Elwood’s golden mile, The Little Sunflower has been a locals dream since they opened their doors 2.5 years ago.

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Chef Shaun Quade and his team opened Lûmé in 2015, in a former burlesque club located on the leafy side streets of South Melbourne. The restaurant has always been a little left of centre—known for Shaun’s eccentric style of cooking and multisensory dining experiences.

Lûmé’s Orlando Marzo named the Diageo World Class™ 2018 Australian Bartender of the Year

Orlando is Bar Manager of Melbourne’s eccentric fine-diner Lûmé (Gault & Millau Restaurant of the Year 2016; Australian Chef of the Year 2017).

Melbourne St Patricks Day Festival

On Sunday the 17th of March , Australia will see thousands of people of Irish decent, or simply those who fancy themselves Irish at heart, celebrate Ireland’s national day and the traditional feast day of the country’s patron saint.

Most instagrammable spots in Port Phillip: #exploreportphillip

Whether you’re visiting Port Phillip or you’re a local looking for things to do, hitting up the most instagrammable spots in the area is never a let down.

Mr. Tuppy

A 15 minute stroll from either the St Kilda Botanical Gardens or Elwood Beach, on the peaceful and beautifully tree lined Tennyson street, Mr. Tuppy is where you will find some serious foodies. Mr.

My Sista Says

PROCAFFEINATING (n.) the tendency not to start anything until you’ve had a cup of coffee is often a good summary of Port Melbourne coffee hunters.

Piccolina Gelateria

We've heard so much about Piccolina's amazing gelato, so we checked out Acland Streets newest gelateria. 

Pineapple Palm

Pineapple Palm is Albert Park’s newest café opened December 2018, directly across from Sth Melbourne beach and Plum Garland Playground.

Plain Sailing

Open since December, Plain Sailing has been packed with beach goers, locals, walkers, cyclists and visitors keen to eat and drink in one of Elwood’s best cafes.

Pontoon St Kilda Beach

Pontoon St Kilda Beach is the perfect spot to soak up the newfound sun every day this summer.

Prince Dining Room St Kilda

Designed to share and inspired by the robust flavours and spices of the Mediterranean rim, at Prince Dining Room humble vegetable and side dishes are heroes in equal measure to main plates.,0,6549,4912&w=800&h=600

Republica St Kilda Beach

Republica St Kilda Beach serves up laid back dining and drinks beachside 'for the people'. Experience uninterrupted views whilst you dine, or simply lounge beachside and sip on a cocktail.

Second Act Wine Bar

Second Act Wine Bar is an intimate St Kilda Restaurant with a relaxed and neighbourhood style wine bar and kitchen.

Sister of Soul

For an impressive vegan / vegetarian menu prepared daily, and from scratch – look no further than Sister of Soul.

South Melbourne Night Market

South Melbourne Night Market celebrates its 10th birthday in 2018 and everyone is invited to join the twilight fun.

South Melbourne Night Markets

It’s not too early to start getting excited about this year’s South Melbourne Night Market. If you’re looking for things to do in South Melbourne, make sure the South Melbourne Night Market is at the top of your list.

St Kilda Festival 2019

St Kilda Festival is a free celebration of community spirit, Australian music and the beautiful St Kilda foreshore.


STARWARD is the only open whisky distillery in urban Melbourne. We distil award winning single malt whisky that is truly Melbourne, born and bred.,0,4709,3532&w=800&h=600&rot=360

Starward Distillery

Housed in an industry hub ten minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, Starward Distillery is as bold and unconventional as the spirit it produces.

Station Street Trading Company

Set on beautiful station street, and directly opposite one of Port Melbourne’s nicest reserves, Howe Reserve, you will find Station Street Trading Co. in a beautiful converted 1890’s corner building.,0,4993,3745&w=800&h=600&rot=360


Stokehouse is synonymous with Australian beach luxe. Offering laid-back charm, overlooking the water, with a vibrant atmosphere, welcome feel and generosity, matched with an award-winning food and wine offer.,0,4683,3512&w=800&h=600&rot=360

Supernormal Canteen

Located in St Kilda, Supernormal Canteen is the relaxed, bayside diner by acclaimed Melbourne chef Andrew McConnell, and is open from 5:00pm, seven days a week. No carbon copy of its big-city sister, this is Supernormal Tokyo-style: faster, louder and livelier.

The Dining Room

Tucked in Tennyson Street village & popular with Elwood locals, The Dining Room, is an owner operated café that is known for it’s European style coffees, generous sized daily baked cakes and slices, fresh food and Joe’s warm welcomes.

The Guilty Moose

Locally roasted coffee beans from Padre in Brunswick hit the coffee hobs at The Guilty Moose within 7 days of roasting so you can get the best cup every time.

The Hack

Open since the end of December, The Hack brings grouse beer, snazzy cocktails and American style pit-smoked meats to Port Melbourne.

The House Of Bread And Pastries

This family owned bakery has some of the most beautiful breads and pastries in Elwood! The shelves and pastry case are stocked with flawless, fancifully decorated vanilla slices, many hot pastry varieties, mighty loafs and stacks of sweet delights. Everything is worth a taste.,0,2133,1600&w=800&h=600&rot=360

The Post Hotel

The Post is home away from home. Your local watering hole, for an after work beer, be that a cold pot of Stone and Wood, Japanese lager or a Budvar. A place where old and new friends come together and catch up. The place you treat travelling guests to a familiar meal.

The St Kilda Branch

The Tipsy Cow: Malt & Vine

The Tipsy Cow looks like your regular cocktail bar but it has a secret - you can bring your best friend!

Top 10: St Kilda

A host of new hot spots will have visitors flocking back to Melbourne’s beachside neighbourhood St Kilda like a seagull to a hot potato chip.

Visit Acland Street - Window Shopping, Cafes, and Melbourne’s best Cakes

Tucked in between Fitzroy and Barkly streets in one of Melbourne’s most vibrant streets of St. Kilda, you will find the colourful and bustling Acland Street.

Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee 2019 - Free Family Festival

Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee is a free indigenous arts and cultural festival held annually in St Kilda’s O’Donnell Gardens, a significant contemporary Indigenous meeting place.


Zanini is a little slice of Italy newly opened at 262 Inkerman Street, St Kilda East.