Melbourne is at the heart of Australian art and culture. The world’s most liveable city has an immense amount to offer with lots of groovy bars, cafes, and restaurants. We recently got to explore this iconic city courtesy of Ovolo Hotels.

After a trip jam-packed full of culture, good food, and good drinks, here is a breakdown of all the best places to stay, eat and drink in Melbourne.

Stay

We spent three unforgettable nights at the Ovolo Laneways. Situated in the heart of Melbourne, this boutique hotel boasts a unique design inspired by the street art of the city.

The rooms at the Ovolo are truly unlike any other. Their quirky, urban interiors create a space that is not only striking but comfortable and functional. With a range of rooms available, from a luxurious and quirky penthouse to standard studios and rooms, the Ovolo has something to offer for everyone. Those who stay in the penthouse can unwind on the private terrace or in the spacious living room.

Trust us, you won’t want to leave this hotel.  If you do manage to tear yourself away from trying to beat your high score on the pinball machine or relaxing in the hot tub, you can check out the surrounding amenities. The Ovolo is amongst quality cafes, shops, bars, and restaurants. So, you won’t have to go far to be immersed in the culture of Melbourne.

If you are heading to Melbourne and looking for somewhere to stay, look no further than the Ovolo. If you book directly on their website, you will receive Breakfast and Happy Hour for free.

Eat and Drink

Melbourne is known for its coffee. With so many coffee houses claiming to have “The Best Coffee”, we took it upon ourselves to find the best spots to grab a cup, or two.

Axil Coffee is the perfect spot to grab a cup of coffee or a light meal. They serve hand-sourced espresso out of a warehouse-like café with a groovy interior in Hawthorn.

If you’re looking for a great brunch location, look no further than Industry Bean. Named the “Best Boutique Roaster 2014”, this Fitzroy award-winning café boasts specialty roast coffee, house blends, and innovative brunch options.

Melbourne also offers a great range of options for vegetarians and vegans. Monk Bodhi Dharma serves delicious vegan dishes out of their trendy micro-roastery that will be sure to satisfy all your cravings. This vegan, health-conscious breakfast spot is not to be missed!

Eat and Drink Continued

In addition to Melbourne’s remarkable coffee, the city has an overwhelming number of stellar restaurants and bars.

Higher Ground’s  Chef Nat Wilkin offers inventive dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all using fresh and local produce. Higher Ground also has an extensive range of wine, featuring varietals from all over the world from South Africa to Spain.

Hanoi Hannah is a Vietnamese restaurant that is bringing classic Vietnamese dishes to new heights. Chef Anthony Choi has lovingly created a menu that offers something for everyone, even the pickier eaters among us. Hanoi Hannah also offers a great range of cocktails that incorporate classic Vietnamese flavours, as well as a wide range of independently owned Australian craft beers.

If you’re looking for a great spot to have a drink at the end of the day, why not stop by Stomping Ground Brewing Co for a beer in their European inspired Beer Hall? This independent craft brewery operates out of one of Australia’s original brewing stomping grounds.

For the wine lovers out there, Embla is the place for you. This cosy wine bar offers a unique range of wines that you may not have tried before.

While you’re in Melbourne, you should definitely pay the MCG a visit. When planning your next trip, be sure to check out upcoming matches and try to score some tickets to visit this iconic stadium.

This post is in collaboration with Ovolo Hotels