Cafés and restaurants open on New Year's Day in Melbourne

Feeling a little foggy after the New Year's Eve celebrations? Hit these cafés and restaurants on January 1 to pep you up
A plate of poached eggs with house-cured salmon, fried potato gn
Photograph: Graham Denholm
By Time Out editors |
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Follow the celebrations of the night before with a carb and caffeine hit. Whether you're hankering for a hearty brunch or something a little lighter (new year's resolutions and all), you'll need a good feed on New Year's Day. We've done the research so you don't have to: here is our list of Melbourne cafes open on New Year's Day.

For any other weekend, check out our tips for the best breakfasts and brunches in Melbourne.

Restaurants

The Grain Store

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Hours: 9am-4pm

Simply follow the smell of freshly baked cookies to find this Flinder's Lane favourite. 

Restaurants

Fancy Hank's

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Hours: Noon-11pm

These barbecue legnds are opening their doors to bring you the best of their finger lickin' good menu. 

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Supper Inn Chinese Restaurant

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Hours: 5.30pm-2.30am

This Melbourne institution is open late, meaning you won't have to worry if you're late to rise (or recover) this New Year's Day. 

Restaurants

Vue De Monde

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Hours: 5.30pm-late

Shannon Bennett's fine dining establishment is helping you start the New Year in style with a seat at the fanciest table in town. 

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Restaurants, Thai

Chin Chin

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Hours: 11am-late

We all know about the queues, so send your more *ahem* responsible friends to stand in line and join them later to see what all the fuss is about. 

Restaurants, Japanese

Kisume

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Hours: 11.30am-late

If you wake up on New Yaear's Day with a craving for some Japanese fine dining then Kisume is for you. Treat yourself right this coming year. 

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Locanda Italian Steakhouse

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Hours: 7am-11am, noon-late

Locanda has you covered for steaks, cocktails, wine and snacks this New Year's Day. Plus, this CBD café has an impressive breakfast offering to boot.

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Restaurants

St Ali

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Hours: 7am-6pm

It's business as usual at St Ali on New Year's Day, with a snappy 7am start for the South Melbourne masters. You can't keep a good roaster down.

Restaurants

Entrecôte

icon-location-pin South Yarra
Hours: 7am-midnight

Croissants, pain au chocolate, croque-monsieur, Golden Folded Eggs, French toast and $3 coffee. A plus que passable breakfast menu.
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Jardin Tan

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Hours: 9am-4pm

Breakfast or bánh mì, Shannon Bennett's French-Vietnamese eatery is on call to cater to your cravings this New Year's Day.

Restaurants, Cafés

Mammoth

icon-location-pin Armadale

Hours: 8am-3pm

Five Senses coffee, pressed juices and a menu of wildly intruiging cafe classics (lamington flavoured pancakes and lavender scented bagels). That's a Happy New Year from Mammoth.

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Stables Café

icon-location-pin South Yarra

Hours:b 9am-5pm

There's nothing like a game of croquet and a round of crumpets to bring in the New Year. Games kick off at 10am.

Restaurants

Tall Timber

icon-location-pin Prahran

Opening hours: 7.30am-4pm

Local produce and Noccolo coffee from the folks behind Armadale's Coin Laundry and Port Melbourne's Station Street Trading Co.

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Lucky Penny

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Opening hours: 8.30am-5pm

Begin the year with a champagne breakfast or waffles with salted caramel ice cream. Or, behave yourself with a smoothie bowl or quinoa salad.

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Gramercy Bistro

Opening hours: 7.30am-late

It’s a hotel restaurant, but you wouldn’t think it. Look forward to New York bagels filled with Benedict and Florentine, and Southern fried chicken. The benefits of a hotel license appears with the drinks list. Breakfast beer? Yes please.

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Restaurants, Cafés

Left Field

icon-location-pin Carnegie

Horus: 8am-3pm

This gem is known for having lines out the door from open til close, so what they're selling must be pretty good. Get an early start to the New Year and you might be able to beat the que. 

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Restaurants

Baby Café & Pizzeria

icon-location-pin Richmond
Hours: 8am-late

Whether it's breakfast or pizza you're lusting for, Baby is a firm favourite for a New Year's Day feed in Richmond. Oh, and coffee is $2.20.
Restaurants

Richmond Hill Café and Larder

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Opening hours: 10am-5pm

This one's about "bread, cheese, wine, good things" - all the finer things in life. What a way to get 2018 started.

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Dr Morse Bar and Eatery

icon-location-pin Abbotsford

Hours: 8am-1am

Get down to Abbotsford to experience the healing powers of chicken and cocktails. You can also wrap your mouth around single origin iced-lattes and cold drip.

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Proud Mary

icon-location-pin Collingwood
Hours: 8am – 4pm

Coffee is a glorious and ever evolving affair here – pour over, syphon, French press, espresso, stove top, aero drip – this is where we to go for a northside caffeine fix.
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127 Brunswick St

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Hours: 5pm-late

All three venues in this multi-floor bar and eatery hub will be open from late afternoon on New Years Day, meaning you'll have a chance to sleep of the night before heading out.  

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Restaurants, Chinese

Ricky and Pinky

icon-location-pin Fitzroy

Hours: Noon-late

Ricky and Pinky will be hosting the perfect courtyard party/recovery session, depending on what stage of partying you're at.

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Third Wave Café

icon-location-pin Port Melbourne
Hours: 8am-3.30pm

US meets Russia at this Port Melbourne Cafe. Enjoy Blintzes (filled crepes) and dumplings during the day, then a barbecue for dinner.
Restaurants

Cobb Lane

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Hours: 9am-3pm

Let the smell of baking bread and freshly ground coffee carry you into the New Year. Don't worry if there's a line, it's well worth the wait. 

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