Lunch Time Dining articles

Drink coffee … do good!

Drink coffee … do good!

CafeSmart will be painting the town yellow on Friday, August 5, donating your coffee dollars to local community groups and not-for-profits who help combat homelessness on our city streets. The annual one-day event calls on the coffee industry to help raise funds and promote awareness around one of Australia’s most pertinent social issues, homelessness. Cafes

Fresh eats

Whilst a few notable closures have rocked the wider Melbourne dining scene over the last couple of months, here in the CBD we’ve been treated to a string of new openings that have only added to our list of enviable coffee and lunch spots. For the days when that lone can of “emergency” tuna just

New kids on the block

Build on the lingering New Year enthusiasm (while resolutions are still top-of-mind) and trade in your standard lunchtime venue for one of these newly-opened establishments. Who knows, a new lunch spot could be just the ticket to a successful 2016. Axil Coffee Roasters have opened a second CBD location, Axil SXL, nestled in a shopping

Take away for foodies

The Daily Kitchen at 353 Little Collins St completes the picture for sophisticated Melburnians with its food to go. Founder Karen Jackson explains that the city has its brilliant restaurants and cafes but, until now, has been let down at the fast food end of the market. “London and New York offer great takeaway and

Express lunch of the month

By Sarah Harrison If you’re not already familiar with this beautiful restaurant, Syracuse is set within a gorgeous, period building within the traditional banking and legal districts of Melbourne. This regaling venue, with its generous ceilings and timber-laden interior, fuses opulence with warm charm, and has an express lunchtime menu to match designed by head

Lunch with a heart

A host of not-for-profit food and drink businesses have popped up around the city, committed to giving back to the community. STREAT A not-for-profit hospitality organisation, gives support and hospitality industry training to disadvantaged youths. STREAT’s founders, Rebecca Scott and Kate Barrelle, were inspired by KOTO, a training program and restaurant providing street youth with

$15 lunch deals

By Tina Thorburn Leave behind your sad sandwich or last night’s leftovers, Melbourne’s CBD is a hub of lunchtime gems. Aside from an excuse to stretch your legs and get out of the office, for $15 or less you can grab a delicious meal. From focaccias to savoury crepes, the hardest decision won’t be whether

Get your slurp on

One can barely walk a block in the CBD without coming across an eatery that does not serve pho (pronounced fuh). Pho is a Vietnamese rice noodle soup typically served with chicken, beef or seafood and can be personalised with mint leaves, Vietnamese basil, bean sprouts, scallions, cilantro, fresh chilli and lime. Up until recently,

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