Eat and drink
1. Pull up a barstool at Pellegrini’s and work your way through a huge bowl of ravioli.
2. Grab a seat at one of Melbourne's many warm and friendly little bars: we’ve found that the bartenders at Lulie Street Tavern, Black Pearl and Rooks Return are particularly talkative with solo patrons.
3. Eat a plate of dumplings in Chinatown – you'll probably be shoved on someone else's table anyway.
4. Arm yourself with a magazine, a novel (or, if you're feeling creative, a notebook and pen,) and try a new place for brunch.