Free things to do in Melbourne
There are more hidden gems with local street art and graffiti around the city. My personal favourite laneway is Degraves Street. You’ll find the nice cafes for breakfast or coffee just off Flinders Street. Keep your eyes peeled for some amazing ~$5 coffee and croissant deals!
Best Places to Eat in Melbourne Under $15
Don’t forget to have brunch (Try poached eggs with avocado on toast) with a cup of famous Melbourne coffee; it’s a Melbourne must.
- Colonel Tan’s: Colonel Tan’s is a fusion Thai restaurant located in Chapel Street’s infamous Revolver, a local dive bar. However, the restaurant has an awesome ambience. I highly recommend the Popcorn Chicken and their Bangkok Bolognaise. Avoid ordering one of their (delicious but pricey) cocktails.
- Lucky Coq: If your wallet is feeling the stretch, you can’t go wrong with $4 pizza (at selected times-check the website) and cheap beer! With no entry fee, and a cool rooftop lounge upstairs, you can eat pizza and dance the night away. (How much better can life get!?)
- Messina: Without a doubt, the best ice-cream in Melbourne! They have daily special flavours. Perfect for catching up with friends. CASH ONLY.
- Chapel Street Kebabs: Another Melbourne tradition, this is reserved exclusively for a post-piss-up (after a long night of drinking) greasy snack! Always disgustingly delicious and perfect to fight off an impending hangover!
Cheap Day Trips from Melbourne
Tips for getting around Melbourne with public transit
Click to the right to download a copy of the free tram zone map. (Updated: February 2017)
How to get to Melbourne from the Airport
Where to stay in Melbourne
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Have you been to Melbourne? Any other favorite places to add?
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Kirstin Street is a 20-something travel blogger living in Melbourne suburbia, but constantly planning her next worldly escapade! She's constantly dreaming of new places and just returned from a trip to Africa!
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