There was some creative licence: West Melbourne merged with neighbouring North Melbourne, while St Kilda East and St Kilda became one, leaving room for the eleventh suburb, Flemington, whose cultural make-up is reflected in its food. Burger joints and dumpling haunts have been excluded, as have brunch cafes, with the exception of a couple of uniquely themed venues. Although places like Miznon and Soi 38 remain close to my heart, I’ve included lesser-known restaurants and others that have gone under-appreciated. I hope you find something near to you, new to you and most importantly, of negligible impact on your bank account. Continue at Source: Cheap eats 2019: Melbourne’s best bites under $15 for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Pity Melbourne: After seven years of topping the Economist Intelligence Unit’s most livable city rankings, it was finally displaced last year by another coffee-loving city, Vienna. Despite being nudged down a notch to No. 2, Melburnians aren’t too worried. Though the city is currently grappling with issues related to being such a popular place to live — rapid growth, high property prices, congested roads — the city in the southeastern part of Australia continues to be the country’s capital for all things cultural. There are more festivals than can fit on a calendar; a thriving, boundary-pushing restaurant scene; and a commitment to the arts that will only deepen with the National Gallery of Victoria’s plans to build the largest contemporary art gallery in Australia by 2025. Melbourne may have lost its crown, but it still has its spacious Victorian-era parks, flat whites and famously sunny way of life.
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Located in the Dandenong Ranges, a set of low-lying mountains approximately 35 kilometres outside Melbourne , Burnham Beeches is an art deco mansion that dates back to the 1920’s. Although stately and beautiful, the building has sat abandoned for the past 20 years.
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