In the CBD
Simply follow the smell of freshly baked cookies to find this Flinder's Lane favourite.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hours: 10am-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?
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: 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.
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
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: 11am-3pm
This one's about "bread, cheese, wine, good things" - all the finer things in life. What a way to get 2019 started.
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.
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.
Ichi Ni Nana will be open from 7am on New Years Day to suit all your early morning needs.
Nestled away in the Inner North, this sprawling pub will be running business as usual on New Year's Day so come on down.