Top 18 Lunch Spots in Melbourne

I love the saying… “Ladies who Lunch

Because really, is there anything better than doing a long lunch with the girls in Melbourne – be it on the weekend or during the work week?

There are ENDLESS lunch options in Melbourne, so rounding up this list was a challenge. Never fear, we may just update it some time in the near future – we’ll just keep eating our way across the city and burbs in search for the ultimate midday feed!


Here are our Top 18 Lunch Spots in Melbourne:


Emporium Melbourne

1. Din Tai Fung

“The world’s most famous dumpling specialists”

Emporium Melbourne – 287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne


2 Mr Burger

2. Mr Burger

“Look out for the big orange trucks on the streets of Melbourne”

Many locations across Melbourne and new food truck locations popping up all the time!

Mr Burger Food Truck
Corner Flinders St and Swanston St
St Pauls Court, Melbourne


3 Cafe Paradiso

3. Cafe Paradiso

“Delicious, how-they-should-be wood fired pizza”

215 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn East


Kitty Burns - Top 18 Lunch Spots in Melbourne

4. Kitty Burns

“Their seasonal menu and gorgeous interiors will make for the perfect lunch with your ladies”

24 Acacia Place, Abbotsford


5 The Journal

5. The Journal

“Great location and toasties”

253 Flinders Ln, Melbourne


6 The Stables of Como

6. The Stables of Como

“Beautiful surrounds, beautiful breakfast bites and beautiful service”

Cnr Williams Rd & Lechlade Ave, South Yarra


7 Grapeseed

7. Grapeseed

“Perfect Armadale lunch spot – byo girlfriends and your goss A-game”

1084 High St, Armadale



Chuckle Park - Top 18 Lunch Spots in Melbourne

8. Chuckle Park

“The trendiest laneway caravan in Melbourne”

322 Little Collins St, Melbourne


9 The Kettle Black

9. The Kettle Black

“Number 1 pick = Fresh Crayfish in an ash roll”

 50 Albert Rd, South Melbourne


10 Prospect Espresso

10. Prospect Espresso

“You can’t go past their namesake The Prospect Burger”

2A Prospect Hill Rd, Camberwell


Au79 - Melbourne Lunch Spots

11. Au79

“This gorgeous new cafe in Abbotsford is as good as gold”

27-29 Nicholson St, Abbotsford


12 Oscar Cooper

12. Oscar Cooper

“Perfect lunch stop when you are shopping Chapel Street”

160 Greville Street, Prahran


13 The Public Brewery

13. The Public Brewery

“The best micro brewery in the burbs – See you there for a Sunday sesh”

3 Lacey St, Croydon


14. Chin Chin

“Where the only 2 words you need to know are… Feed Me!”

125 Flinders Ln, Melbourne


Top 18 Lunch Spots in Melbourne


15. Feast of Merit

“Great eats for a great cause – A social enterprise where 100% of profits go to YGAP”

117 Swan St, Richmond


16 Entrecote

16. Entrecote

“Classic French menu, whipped up in a lively, stylish restaurant”

131-133 Domain Rd, South Yarra


17 Laneway Greens

17. Laneway Greens

“For all the salad lovers out there”

2/242 Flinders Ln, Melbourne


18. Kong BBQ

“The best Korean meals in Melbourne”

599 Church St, Cremorne





Be sure to add any recommendations in the comments below!





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Emily Collie is Editor of lifestyle & travel blog, Melbourne Girl. With a passion for sharing her experiences in her home city of Melbourne and around the globe, Emily has a summer state of mind and loves the ocean, netflix and sunsets.


  • March 3, 2016

    Mim rizzo

    Sth Central Social + Dining…. South Yarra. Love this place. As the name suggests Perfect for lunching ladies!

  • April 1, 2016


    Thanks for this! Just what I am needing to find an amazing place to lunch while in Melbourne! 🙂 xox

  • August 9, 2016


    Higher ground Cnr Spencer and little Bourke
    Ask for Sam to look after you

  • September 7, 2016

    Emily Collie

    Will do Mil! Thanks for the tip x

  • October 4, 2016


    If you are into Yum Cha/Dim Sum, check out Crystal Jade on Little Bourke Street as well. One of the best Yum Cha in Melbourne. <3

  • October 4, 2016

    Emily Collie

    Thanks for the tip Jamie! Sounds like a yum-cha winner!

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  • June 14, 2017


    Yeah. you are absolutely right. These places are the top lunch spot.

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