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Best of Melbourne: Ultimate Insider’s Guide with ‘In Bed With’

We’re bringing you the best local secrets with some of the world’s top bloggers, influencers, and travel journalists in our new City Insider series. From where to find the perfect brew to that little-known bar that plays the best tunes, vintage record stores and green outdoor spaces, consider this your checklist for an amazing city break in Melbourne.

We’re diving into all the best spots in Melbourne, with a quick-fire interview with Rhiannon Taylor of IN BED WITH, telling you her favourite places and expert tips. Rhiannon is an interiors, lifestyle and travel photographer whose projects have seen her shoot all over the world for various publications and clients. In her spare time she runs the travel portal IN BED WITH, which curates beautiful hotels from around the globe.

Best of Melbourne: Ultimate Insider’s Guide with In Bed With

1. Favourite Overall Restaurant?

Pt Leo Estate.

2. Best Restaurant for Date Night?

Di Stasio.

3. Local Foodie Secret?


4. Best Burger?

8 Bit.

5. Best Place for Coffee?

Code Black Coffee.

6. Best Pizza?


7. Best Place for Vegetarian/Vegan Food?

Moroccan Soup Bar.

8. Best Place for Brunch?

Higher Ground.

9. Where to Get an Amazing Budget-Meal?

Very Good Falafel.


10. Bar for Drinks with Friends?


11. Best Cocktail Bar?

Lui Bar.

12. Bar/Club for a Big Night Out?

Melbourne is pretty fluid, it’s all about spontaneity!

13. Best Place for a Sweet Treat?

Lune for croissants. Piccolina for gelato.

14. Unmissable Thing to Do in the City?


15. Favourite Place for a Staycation?


16. How to get Around the City Like a Local?


17. Best Market in the City?

South Melbourne Market.

18. Favourite Outdoor Space for Chilling Out?

Botanical Gardens.

19. Top Workout in the City?

One Hot Yoga.

20. Must-Visit Independent Store?

Mud Australia.

21. Best Things to do with Kids in the City?

Collingwood Children’s Farm.

Siobhan McKenny