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Top Choice Wine Bar in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Marion

Melbourne's poster-boy chef, Andrew McConnell, knew what he was doing when he opened Marion. The wine list is one of the area's most impressive and the space – catering to both stop-ins and long, romantic chats – is…
Top Choice Bakery in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Lune Croissanterie

The queues may have you turning on your heel, but good things come to those who wait, and here they come in the form of some of the best pastries you'll ever taste – from the lemon-curd cruffin to a classic almond c…
Top Choice Cafe in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Proud Mary

A champion for direct-trade, single-origin coffee, this quintessential industrial Collingwood red-brick space takes its caffeine seriously. It's consistently packed, not only for the excellent brew but also for the …
Top Choice Deli in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Smith & Deli

Full of '50s-NYC-deli charm with a vegan twist, this little takeaway creates what might be the closest vegetarians will get to eating meat – it’s even been known to fool a few carnivores. Sandwiches are made to orde…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Cutler & Co

Hyped for all the right reasons, this is Andrew McConnell’s flagship Melbourne restaurant and its attentive, informed staff and joy-inducing dishes have quickly made it one of Melbourne’s top places for fine dining.…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Black Pearl

After 15 years in the game, Black Pearl goes from strength to strength, winning awards and receiving global accolades along the way. Low lighting, leather banquettes and candles set the mood downstairs. Prop at the …
Top Choice Bar in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Naked for Satan

Vibrant, loud and reviving an apparent Brunswick St legend (a man nicknamed Satan who would get down and dirty, naked because of the heat, in an illegal vodka distillery under the shop), this place packs a punch wit…
Top Choice Homewares in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Third Drawer Down

It all started with its signature tea-towel designs (now found in MoMA in New York) at this 'museum of art souvenirs'. It makes life beautifully unusual by stocking absurdist pieces with a sense of humour as well as…
Top Choice Gelato in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Gelato Messina

Messina is hyped as Melbourne's best ice-creamery and its popularity is evident in the queues of people in summer waiting to wrap their smackers around such smooth flavours as salted coconut and mango, poached figs …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Everleigh

Sophistication and bartending standards are off the charts at this upstairs hidden nook. Settle into a leather booth in the intimate setting with a few friends for conversation, and exclaiming over classic 'golden e…