By Natalie Compagno – Travel Expert
Contributor’s Website – Traveler’s Bookcase
Many people say Melbourne is the Los Angeles of Australia and just arriving back from a fantastic trip there I have to agree. Melbourne is very spread out with lots of neighborhoods that have their own unique personality and flavor. Melbourne’s street art is world famous and so are its museums. The people are laid back yet sophisticated, love their sports teams and Melbourne has a burgeoning foodie scene that ranges from farm-to-table to funky to Michelin-starred. I loved exploring the variety of ethnic food the city had to offer, especially as my hunt took me to the far corners of Melbourne. Here are my favorite five eating digs:
Borsch, Vodka & Tears
Pierogi, borsch and bloody mary anyone? It’s always a great choice at this grungy cool Polish cafe.
Intimate and tiny with chef’s choice menu and all farm to table food in the chic South Yarra neighborhood.
The Tapas are as hip as the laneway graffiti outside. Go early or late to be sure to get a seat.
You go in for a quick espresso and end up eating the pasta of the day. Which is amazing. A must for anyone’s trip to Melbourne.
Located on the trendy Gertrude Street is a taste of South America. Hipster decor and a record player provides the musical ambience.
Best guides for Melbourne: Wallpaper and Lonely Planet.