Suzie’s Melbourne list

As I write the list of place to go, eat, drink and see, I am hit with a sense of nostalgia and longing. I grew up in Melbourne and it’s my one of my favourite city. There is a great feeling of culture and vibrance. The city is famous for its trams, grid like streets (it’s easy to walk around and hard to get lost), laneways and ultra cool bars and cafes,

Have you used this list, let me know what you think of Melbourne?!

The important thing is, to go out there and enjoy the city.

Enjoy Melbourne!!
Suzie xx

[Updated Jan 2015]


  • City Wine Shop, Spring St
    Great little dating spot and for those who love their wines
    There’s also an amazing gelati store next to it.
  • Whisky and Alement, Russell St
    – Yes, its an amazing whiskey joint. The staff are super keen and passionate
  • Curtin House, Swanston St
    Three bars in one building
  • The Rooftop, Swanston St
    -During summer they have a movie showing too
  • Joomak, Swanston St
    –  Korean bar, great for late night drinking and eating
  • Section 8,  Tattersalls Lane
    cool little place filled with cargo and street-art feel


  • Backwoods Gallery, Fitzroy/Collingwood – Street art
  • No Vacancy, Melbourne – Street and contemporary art
  • ACCA
  • ACMI **
  • NGV
  • Flinders lane: Crafts Victoria, Anna Schwarz Gallery, Flinders lane gallery


  • Brother Baba Budan, Bourke Street
  • Captains of Industry, Bourke Street
  • Sensory Lab, Little Collins Street
  • Patricia Coffee Brewers, Cnr Little Bourke and Williams Street
  • Market Lane Coffee, Therry Street  (next to Queen Victoria Market)
  • Dancing Goat, King Street
  • Auction Room, Erroll St. North Melbourne
  • Code Black, Weston St. Brunswick
  • Proud Mary’s, Oxford St, CollingwoodIf you love coffee, you should check this out: 100 top cafes 


  • Trippy Taco’s (Hipster Mexican joint in Fitzroy)
  • Ramen-ya, japanese ramen
  • Shimbashi Soba & Sake bar, japanese homemade soba
  • Chin Chin, thai tapa-style
  • Izakya Den, japanese tapas
  • Chez Dre, South Melbourne, french patisserie, good coffee
  • Hung Vuong, Footscray – PHO!!
  • Kenzan, inside GPO, great sushi
  • Gami Chicken, beer and Korean fried chicken – the best combo to have


  • Smith St, Fitzroy/Collingwood –  totes hipster like there and great for shopping
  • Swanston Street; you feel like you’re in Asia
  • Federation Square – architecture and arts
  • Brunswick St, Fitzroy – music and youth scene. really hipster like
  • Degrave St, Melbourne – cafes and more cafes


  • Hosier and Rutledge Lane, opposite Federation Square
  • Caledonian Lane, off Little Bourke Street
  • Union Lane, off Bourke Street Mall
  • Rear of 280 Queen Street in Finlay Avenue
  • 21 Degraves Street
  • Cnr Flinders Lane and Cocker Alley
  • 122 Palmerston Street, Carlton
  • Centre Place, between Collins Street and Flinders Lan


  • Federation Square
  • Queen Victoria Market, buy food, cheese wine and go on a picnic.
    There is a $2.50 borecks you have to eat
  • South Melbourne Market
  • Footscray – amazing pho and Vietamese marketList updated and revised on 22 Feb 2014

This is my exploration of Melbourne.

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