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CBD lunch guide: 30 minutes or less

Lunch shouldn't take all day. These snackdowns will get you refuelled and back to your desk in under half an hour

Photograph: Graham Denholm

As much as we at Time Out would like to think otherwise, lunch shouldn't take all day. That's okay, 'cause these inner-city joints will get you refuelled and back to your desk in 30 minutesIf you're not in the CBD, check out our guide to Melbourne's best lunches, or make it easy with our round-up of Melbourne's best burgers.

Lunch in a hurry in Melbourne



Moody glam-den Coda might not be the kind of place you’d think of for a quick lunch. Well, you’re right. But you’re also wrong. Coda's ability to get workers in and out can be credited to their ample walk-in seating, an array of artful smaller dishes and their exceptional service.

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Pok Pok Junior

Get into kaffir-infused, coriander-riddled bowls of goodness in minutes at Pok Pok Junior. Expect a lively region-hopping menu of Chinese, Persian and Malay-influenced Thai, among Western favourites like Tom Yum and Pad Thai.

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90 Secondi

Docklands pizza parlour 90 Secondi is following Brunswick sibling 400 Gradi into the inferno of perfection. Johnny Di Francesco's pizze are the kind you have to fold and eat in five minutes lest they droop and drop their cheesy burden in your lap.

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Sun Moth Canteen & Bar

Their coffee's ready in ten seconds, their eats are around ten smackers and they have crafty brews on tap. The stellar duo behind Dead Man Espresso and Common Galaxia sold up and put everything on the line for Sun Moth. And it's a winner.

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More of Melbourne's best meals

Where to eat lunch in the CBD

It's lunch o'clock in Melbourne CBD and you need some food, stat. Make your midday meal a deadset winner every day of the working week with our handy guide.

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