Simply follow the smell of freshly baked cookies to find this Flinder's Lane favourite.
These barbecue legnds are opening their doors to bring you the best of their finger lickin' good menu.
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.
Shannon Bennett's fine dining establishment is helping you start the New Year in style with a seat at the fanciest table in town.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Croissants, pain au chocolate, croque-monsieur, Golden Folded Eggs, French toast and $3 coffee. A plus que passable breakfast menu.
Breakfast or bánh mì, Shannon Bennett's French-Vietnamese eatery is on call to cater to your cravings this New Year's Day.
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.
There's nothing like a game of croquet and a round of crumpets to bring in the New Year. Games kick off at 10am.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ricky and Pinky will be hosting the perfect courtyard party/recovery session, depending on what stage of partying you're at.
US meets Russia at this Port Melbourne Cafe. Enjoy Blintzes (filled crepes) and dumplings during the day, then a barbecue for dinner.
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.