North Melbourne is actually a hidden gem. Situated right on the CBD fridge, you can walk to it from most central Melbourne locations. Bordered by the Queen Victoria Markets, we absolutely love this place for a chill breakfast, dinner, drinks or regular old hang in an unpretentious, ‘just-grungy-enough’ atmosphere.
Here is our top tips for the best spot to get the most out of North Melbourne.
- Town Hall Bar | 33 Errol Street
Epic parmas and no-frills bevvies served in a bar which hasn’t changed since 1970. The walls are covered with rock memorabilia, and a cozy beer garden out the back.
- Mork Chocolate Brew House | 150 Errol Street
This unassuming, slightly hidden little gem serves smoked, chilled, infused liquid chocolate varieties of the best kinds. Try the vanilla-bean sparkling water. Delish!
- The Comics Lounge | 1/26 Errol Street
Home to many local comedians for qualities shows seven nights a week, it also pays host to larger names from time to time, who are testing out new material.
- The Kathmandu Cottage | 349 Victoria Street
Great value and BYO, the quality of the Nepalese cuisine at this restaurant means you have a truly gorgeous feed, then still have cash for a night cap at a nearby bar.
- Prudence | 368 Victoria Street
Quirky, cozy like your crazy Nan’s house (that maybe was a groupie in the 70’s), this two-level plus beer garden bar is a great place to share a Coopers green with mates.
- Elceed | 610 Queensberry Street
A cute breakfast café that supplies crocheted rugs for its outdoor patrons, their pea and parmesean mash and house granola are the reasons we get up in the morning.
- North Melbourne Books | 546 Queensberry Street
You won’t be able to walk past this old-fashioned store and not delve into the wormhole and scent of books, glorious books, we dare you not to buy something.
- Little Africa | 358 Victoria Street
Traditional African cuisine – delicious meats, curries and vegetables served on a huge pancake to share with friends. The scent alone when you get inside is amazing.