Finding a place to eat in Melbourne is no easy task. The bustling city, full of life has so many options. Having no idea where to go, I turned to Instagram. Not the smartest decision, with new places being brought to my attention and having to be constantly reminded that we were only there for three days. So here are six places to eat your way through, in the beautiful city of Melbourne.
1. Humble Rays
Being a long time admirer of Zoe Foster-Blake (the successful, incredibly funny author & Girl Boss), I found it was a wonderful coincidence that she posted a picture of her breakfast at Humble Rays a week before heading there myself. So of course I had to try it. THIS WAS THE BEST DECISION I HAD MADE THE WHOLE TRIP. It took about half an hour to walk there from the CBD, when we were met with a warm coloured cafe and welcoming staff. I ordered the French Toast Forever. Why? Because Fairy Floss. Anyone with a sweet tooth would absolutely love this breakfast, with ice cream, fruit, cream (to balance the sweetness) & Fairy floss. I didn't want it to end. This was definitely one of the best breakfasts I have ever had. Even if you're not one for sweets in the morning, the cafe has a wide range of breakfast selections, including Bacon & Eggs.
Location: 71 Bouverie St, Carlton VIC 3053
2. Royal Stacks
I turned to @burgersofmelbourne for help with Lunch, and it didn't disappoint. Overwhelmed with choices we went with Royal Stacks on Collins, with Burgers of Melbourne giving it a score of 9/10, and once you see the cheesy fries and taste the burgers, you'll understand why. Not being able to go passed the 'truffle mayo' I ordered the 'Miss Elizabeth'..... with Cheesy Fries. It was amazing and I want everyone to pick up on the cheesy fries trend because it's that good!
Location: 470 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Found on the corner of Elizabeth & Flinders Street is Walker's Doughnuts. As you walk into the corner cafe you're met with a wall of doughnuts and boy do they look good! The amount of times I visited that place while in Melbourne is more than one can count on both hands. Now, I'm an original glazed kinda girl so that was my go-to, but there are so many other flavours on offer. These doughnuts were the perfect dessert after walking home from dinner (which is great because they are open till late) or on the way to shopping. Pretty much any time of the day. I would even go as far as saying it was social acceptable for breakfast.
Location: 2/26 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000 (Corner of Elizabeth & Collins)
4. Il tempo
Nestled away on Degraves Street is Il Tempo. We always make an effort to come to Il Tempo for dinner when in Melbourne. If you're craving quality Italian food, this is the place to visit. I have mentioned them in a blog post before and things haven't changed, it's still amazing, from the food to the staff. I ordered the Chicken Pesto Pizza (again) because when you try something that good, why go with anything else !?! They are usually busy on weekends with the restaurant being split in two, on each side of the lane way. This time I was rather happy to sit inside, because Melbourne's winter is next level cold and even my three jumpers couldn't save me.
Location: 8 Degraves St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Mamasita, the go-to restaurant when craving Mexican food & tequila. Found on the first floor, the restaurant is dimly lit, creating a relaxed atmosphere. The menu is designed for sharing, and although I'm not one for sharing food, getting a few plates between a couple of people is the perfect amount.The food gets your taste buds going mad, with the food we ordered in particular having a bit of a kick to it, and by that I mean it was hot, spicy hot. They are also masters in Tequila with a whole range available during your dining experience. To find out which tequila is the best fit for you, a staff member comes around and questions you on your favourite types of alcoholic drinks, this then helps them decide on the best tequila for you
Location: 1/11 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
6. Betty's Burgers
You can't miss the neon sign as you walk towards Betty's Burgers and nor should you. I love the interior of this place, it's open and full of light, giving a beachy vibe. Betty's Burgers will always be one of my favourites. The Crispy Chicken is second to none, with the chips and Betty's Burgers Special Sauce. There is rumour of them opening a joint in Sydney, and I honestly can't wait. They also specialise in desserts if you happen to have the capacity to eat that after the awesome burgers.
Location: 97 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Has anyone been to any of these cafe's or restaurants? Which ones these were the stand out?
J E S S I C A x