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Interior at Twenty and Six Espresso
Photograph: Graham DenholmTwenty and Six Espresso

North Melbourne area guide

The best restaurants, bars, shops and events in North Melbourne

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In a little pocket on its own, this ’burb has the wide-hipped streets of a country town and is fiercely loved by locals for its communal feel. The Drunken Poet, The Last Jar and Twenty and Six Espresso draw in interlopers like us, but there’s much more to discover.

The best restaurants in North Melbourne

Auction Rooms Café

Auction Rooms Café

  • 4 out of 5 stars

Full of hot young things and cool old things, the Auction Rooms café and roastery serves tram-trip-worthy coffee

Beatrix

Beatrix

This cozy North Melbourne cafe is sure to please. Although slightly hidden from the main street view, Beatrix is well worth the search

Small Batch

Small Batch

North Melbourne calls itself home to one of Melbourne's best coffee roasteries

The best bars in North Melbourne

Prudence

Prudence

  • 4 out of 5 stars

The comfort and clutter of your own lounge room, with a touch more class and a stack more booze

The Third Day

The Third Day

These spunky brewsters have converted an old warehouse into a roofless café, bar and event space

More great venues in North Melbourne

Zero Latency

Zero Latency

Team up to take down zombies at the world's first multiplayer, free-roam virtual reality arcade

Vic Market Tattoo

Vic Market Tattoo

Vic Market Tattoo, says Wade Johnston, is “an homage to the past and the 25 year history of the shop. There’s lots of tattoo flash and...

Lekker Bikes

Lekker Bikes

Lekker Bikes' Melbourne flagship store has an eye-catching range of Dutch bikes. Whether you're in the market for a retro, vintage or commuter bike,...