Who could resist an Extraordinary Coffee Thick Shake? It’s just one of the tasty options on the menu at Frank’s Melbourne, a cafe with a big local following. Pop yourself at the sunny window seat for fresh, brunchy fare and excellent people watching. Add The Parlor Milkbar & Kitchen to your coffee list. Open all day and with a lifestyle store next door, the milk bar serves fresh takeaway fare and, at dinner, Italian-inspired dishes. Check out its live music evenings over a glass of vino.
Catch a movie or indulge in a spot of retail therapy at Westfield Southland. There are plenty of stores where you can update your wardrobe, find something for the home or choose the perfect gift, as well as an excellent selection of dining options.
The Cheltenham Golf Club offers players a challenge on its 18-hole sandbelt course. On a clear day, you can see right over Port Phillip Bay from the thirteenth tee, which sits on the highest point in the suburb.
If beer’s your thing, Bad Shepherd Brewing Company serves its tasty craft brews — the selection includes an American pale ale, oatmeal stout, raspberry wheat ale and limited editions — alongside smoky meat plates and barbecue sandwiches. Become a Black Sheep while you’re there for discounts, exclusive invitations and more.
A more ambient setting can be found at Sierra Tango. The menu fuses European and South American flavours, with produce sourced locally and sustainably. There’s a great cocktail list, too, in case you’re looking for an impressive date-night option.