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Restaurants and cafés open on Christmas Day

Can't face the kitchen on Christmas Day? Try one of these venues instead

Photograph: Graham Denholm

127 Brunswick St

Time: All day

All three floors of 127 Brunswick St will be open. Get a coffee and muffin at Ichi Ni Nana, follow up with Thai bites at Village People Hawker Foodhall, and toast to Jesus's birth at Upside Rooftop Bar.

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De Clieu

Time: 9am-3pm

Not into an overly festive lunch on Christmas Day? You'll be glad to know it's business as usual at De Clieu.


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Hobba Coffee and Kitchen

Time: 7am-Noon (takeaway pastries and coffee only)

If there's no way you are getting through a family lunch without the help of a lot of caffeine you best make tracks to Hobba, who are doing coffee only service for Baby Jesus' birthday.


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St Ali

Time: 7am-6pm

Start your yuletide celebrations with a coffee, then St Ali's buttermilk pancake or take it up a notch at lunchtime with their traditional Christmas lunch, complete with roast lamb (pictured) and pavlova.


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South Melbourne

Arbory Bar and Eatery

Time: 7.30am-1am

Spend Christmas Day at one of the best new bars in Melbourne. It's business as usual, and they're making a festive turkey and cranberry sauce burgers. Book tables ahead, they're going fast.


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Dead Man Espresso

Time: 7am-5pm

This dead man serves up a mean 'dirty' breakfast: we're partial to their fried chicken and waffles. Oh, and their coffee game is pretty on point.


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South Melbourne

Le Bon Ton

Bookings: Noon-4pm

Have a Southern Christmas with Le Bon Ton. For $80, diners will get oysters and champagne on arrival, followed by smoked turkey, Cajun ham and all the trimmings. Save room for the pumpkin pie.

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