Melbourne’s north is the perfect place to start a day of bargain hunting for your house, your wardrobe and your pantry. Kick things off by heading to DFO Essendon for some serious retail therapy that won’t break the bank. Here you’ll find plenty of big name brands at bargain prices. Head over to Thomastown and stock up on food supplies, straight from manufacturers like Bertocchi and Laonica. Don’t forget to check out the growing cafe scene in the northern suburbs. With game changers like Corner Store Espresso in Roxburgh Park, along with classic bakeries like Turner’s Bakehouse in Mernda, you’ll find somewhere to eat that will satisfy the whole crew.