The Little Mule: food, coffee and bikes...

Eat and drink in Melbourne: The Little Mule 19 Somerset Pl Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia 3 9670 4904

Tonka: Indian fusion in the old Honky Tonks. Love the smoked trout betel leaf and the lamb kebabs. Mmmm.

Tonka: Indian fusion in the old Honky Tonks. Love the smoked trout betel leaf and the lamb kebabs.

Bistro Vue: A francophone musical trio, cocktails at the bar, Shannon Bennett food at your fingertips – not a bad way to spend a Friday night.

Collins Street and Little Collins Street, Destinations, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Next time you need a quick city bite – here are 10 of the best

Fob Rolls' meal deals include a banh mi, rice paper roll, and a drink (Vietnamese iced coffee in this case).

Shebeen: where your drinking and eating feeds a good cause

Shebeen: where your drinking and eating feeds a good cause

Bar Americano: By the time you've found this tiny place (adventures down several laneways are required) and you've squeezed yourself inside (space is limited – and it's standing room only) you'll be more than ready for the fancy little cocktails on offer.

Bar Americano

Standup, hole in the wall. Bar Americano, another offering from Matt Bax alongside Matt Rees from the Der Raum team, is a serious alleyway spot in the city bringing in a stream of those in the know seeking out a quick espresso.

Izakaya Den: Melbournians love their hidden gems, so it's little wonder this place is so popular. If you find your way down the stairs and beyond the black curtain, you'll be rewarded with some mighty fine Japanese fare.

Izakaya Den

A long, narrow, cement and wood underground Japanese-inspired bar.

VAMOS | Cocina+Bar+Música. Vamos is a fusion of the best of Melbourne and the best of Latin America.  Latin American-inspired food with a Melbourne twist, drinks from Argentina to Cuba with a few of our own thrown in, and some awesome tunes from all around the globe to get your heart pumping and your feet stomping.

VAMOS | Cocina+Bar+Música. Vamos is a fusion of the best of Melbourne and the best of Latin America. Latin American-inspired food with a Melbourne twist, drinks from Argentina to Cuba with a few of our own thrown in, and some awesome tunes from all around the globe to get your heart pumping and your feet stomping.

Mister Close.  City.  Swanston and Bourke.  Delicious breakfasts and hearty lunches.  Odd location, but a godsend for the city worker.  Run by one of the founders of Arcadia (Fitzroy), Mister Close lives up to its heritage.  Menu changes daily.

Swanston and Bourke. Delicious breakfasts and hearty lunches. Odd location, but a godsend for the city worker. Run by one of the founders of Arcadia (Fitzroy), Mister Close lives up to its heritage.

Thr1ve: gluten-free eating at Emporium

gluten-free eating at Emporium

Il solito posto: Perch yourself up at the bar next time you're in need of a great big bowl of pasta.

Il solito posto: Perch yourself up at the bar next time you're in need of a great big bowl of pasta.

Riverland Bar: Yes, it's obvious, but there's a reason you can rarely get a seat here. Beers on tap, a great location overlooking the river and a bbq nearby for hunger emergencies pretty much ticks all the boxes.

Riverland Bar: Yes, it's obvious, but there's a reason you can rarely get a seat here. Beers on tap, a great location overlooking the river and a bbq nearby for hunger emergencies pretty much ticks all the boxes.

Traveller: Seven Seeds coffee 'round the corner

A Traveller in Crossley Street

A Traveller in Crossley Street - Broadsheet, built by Ficus Constructions for Seven Seeds

Spring St Grocery: It's as if they read our minds ... How do you improve upon a gelateria and CBD grocer? Add a cheese cellar!

Descending into Spring St Cheese Cellar

Spring St Grocery: It's as if they read our minds . How do you improve upon a gelateria and CBD grocer? Add a cheese cellar!

Trocadero: We’ve only gotten as far as the amazing dessert with salted caramel popcorn crumble on top – but really, what else do you need?

Deftly mixing elements of different styles, Trocadero evades definition while transmitting elegance, refinement and warmth.

La Petite Creperie: We're not naming names, but there are at least one or two Edge-i-mites who count a trip to this street stall for salted caramel crepes a definite highlight of CBD life.

La Petite Creperie: We're not naming names, but there are at least one or two Edge-i-mites who count a trip to this street stall for salted caramel crepes a definite highlight of CBD life.

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