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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

Food dishes at Chin Chin
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.

In the CBD

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

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. 

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Restaurants

Vue De Monde

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Hours: 6pm-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. 

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. 

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Restaurants, Burgers

Butchers Diner

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Hours: Open 24-hours

Head into Butchers Diner at any time of the day (seriously, even if it's *technically* still part of the night) for a burger, steak sambo or even a blood sausage if your stomach is feeling it.

Time Out says
Restaurants, Japanese

Kisume

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Hours: Noon-late

If you wake up on New Year'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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Southside

Eggs at St Ali
Photograph: Vince Caligiuri
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: 8am-late

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

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Restaurants

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

Stables Café

icon-location-pin South Yarra

Hours10am-5pm (kitchen closes at 4pm)

There's nothing like a game of croquet and a round of crumpets to bring in the New Year, hey?

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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.

Restaurants

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: 8am-2pm

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

Oasis Bakery

icon-location-pin Murrumbeena

Hours: 9am-5pm

Make it your New Year's resolution to visit this south-side cafe. This three-in-one venue has all the best Middle Eastern eats you could dream of, whether you fancy a felafel or hankering for some hummus. 

In the east

Restaurants

Baby Café & Pizzeria

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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: 11am-3pm

This one's about "bread, cheese, wine, good things" - all the finer things in life. What a way to get 2019 started.

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Restaurants

Dr Morse Bar and Eatery

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Hours: 8am-1am

Get down to Abbotsford to experience their top-notch New Year's Day party with DJs all afternoon long. Music will be kicking off from noon, the barbecue will be grilling, and drink specials like $14 Bloody Marys, $10 Spritzes and $5 Bodriggy Beers will be available. 

Time Out says

Northside

Bars, Breweries

Stomping Ground

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Hours: 11.30-late

Collingwood's beer hall and brewery will be slinging beers on this public holiday – but get there early to secure yourself a spot. It will fill up. 

Time Out says
Restaurants

127 Brunswick St

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Hours: 7am-late

Ichi Ni Nana will be open from 7am on New Years Day to suit all your early morning needs.  

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Bars

Great Northern Hotel

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Hours: Noon-late

Nestled away in the Inner North, this sprawling pub will be running business as usual on New Year's Day so come on down. 

Time Out says

In the west

Restaurants

Third Wave Café

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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.

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