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Piccolo Panini Bar

Piccolo Panini Bar

3 out of 5 stars

Strong coffee and hefty Italian-style panini marked this Hawthorn sandwich bar an instant hit, but does it live up to the hype?

El Columpio

El Columpio

5 out of 5 stars

For authentic, homestyle Mexican cuisine, El Columpio is one of the most thrilling new spots in Melbourne right now

Pincho Disco

Pincho Disco

4 out of 5 stars

An exuberant new restaurant is bringing modern Latin American fare, DJs and juicy libations to the pulsing heart of Collingwood

Brae

Brae

5 out of 5 stars

When is a meal as good as a holiday? When it’s a five-star, produce-loving road trip for lunch

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Lightscape

Lightscape

It's baaack! After two hugely popular winter seasons, Melbourne's favourite illuminated event is returning in 2024. From June 14 to August 4, take a...

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Janet Planet

Janet Planet

4 out of 5 stars

Cult American playwright Annie Baker’s debut is a sparse, strange, beautiful drama about an isolated young girl

Eternal You

Eternal You

4 out of 5 stars

This troubling deep dive into the ‘digital afterlife’ explores the AI that helps you talk to the dead

The Bikeriders

The Bikeriders

3 out of 5 stars

Jodie Comer and Austin Butler channel old-school Hollywood cool in Jeff Nichols’ moody memoir of a ’60s biker gang

Love Local: A guide to Melbourne's suburbs

Footscray

This inner-city suburb is the brightest jewel of Melbourne’s west, primarily thanks to the migrant communities that have come to call Footscray home.

South Yarra

South Yarra is on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. It became a retreat for the wealthy from Melbourne town during the 1840s and...

Ringwood

Ringwood

Located in Melbourne’s east, Ringwood is a great spot to indulge in retail therapy or enjoy the free delights of its lake and parks. What’s...

Collingwood

Collingwood

The stomping ground of street gangs in the 1800s, Collingwood has a long, proud, chequered history of giving the middle finger to authority.  

Sunshine

Sunshine

Everyone knows Sunshine is a vibrant melting pot of cultures. The suburb calls itself home to people from many different backgrounds including Malta,...

Templestowe

Templestowe

While sleepy Templestowe doesn’t get the glory of its more well-known neighbours Eltham and Doncaster, there’s a lot to love about this suburb....

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