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Things to do in St Kilda East

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Breakfast Spot
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“Right next to the train station, this place has a great vibe with an open fire out in the back section. Food good and prices excellent. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant
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“This has got to be one of the best places to eat. It’s a 1 🎩 restaurant- so you need to book online. If you have a small group you might be lucky. $250+ a head to eat the set menu - lots of Australian produce and it’s literally a stones throw away. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“Great modern Italian food, the perfect place for a great dinner, either date night or with a group - really good food. Try the bee stings if you like spice. The blue swimmer crab soufflé, seafood linguine and eye fillet are always amazing.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“It can be tricky to find a seat, so be prepared to wait - especially on a Saturday morning - but smashed Avo (avocado on toast) is as Melbourne as it comes, and the one at Batch is worth the wait. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Market
“Hank Marvin Market is relatively new on the scene but is becoming a popular celebration of Melbourne foodie culture. The weekly street food market provides punters with all sorts of goodies, from granola to paleo burgers hailing from everywhere from Jamaica to Japan. In Alma Park every Saturday from 9am to 3pm.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Café
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“Excellent food and drinks in a nice setting. Tuesday night negronis are a must! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Café
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“This Café is a favourite for Locals in the know. With 4 separate offerings for Coffee, Food and Brunch. Dog Friendly with Alfresco dining. Good place for Celebrity spotting on the down low. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Yo-Chi's neon sign and crisp white interior will lure you into a self-serve yogurt bar with more than 22 toppings waiting. The self-serve process is simple: select a size, fill with your yogurt flavor of choice and adorn with any number of seasonal toppings, which are priced by weight. Produce is locally sourced, low in fat and served with biodegradable cutlery.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
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“Great local cafe in Ripponlea - friendly staff & a great selection of Shashushka. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Fruit & Vegetable Store
“The best for buying fruit, vegies and all the kitchen staples for the healthy traveller”
  • 17 locals recommend
Deli/Bodega
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“This family-run bakery has been a favourite of Melbourne's Jewish community and bagel lovers alike for nearly 40 years, offering affordable kosher baked goods, dips and salads for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The 'Everything' bagel with smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers, is sumptuous and more-ish, and a steal for under $10. On Fridays, join the queue and grab a challah - a sweet brioche-like bread that Jewish families eat with Sabbath dinners. Really, any excuse will do to abandon the anti-carb rhetoric and embrace the simple and filling food that has made Glick's a Melbourne institution.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Closest nice park - There is a Saturday food truck market which is really cool”
  • 16 locals recommend
Light Rail Station
“Get trains and trams to the city, Richmond, Chapel Street, St Kilda or Brighton Beach”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Moroccan style bar, great wine selection, occasional live music, very friendly and chilled vibe. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Indie Theater
“Has 10 plays a year. Google it and you can usually get a seat. Only open Wednesdays to Sunday.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Great for a walk, jog, run, nap, picnic, work out at the free outdoor gym, or for playing basket ball. Dogs are allowed and the oarj has an off-leash area for dogs as well. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant
“This has got to be one of the best places to eat. It’s a 1 🎩 restaurant- so you need to book online. If you have a small group you might be lucky. $250+ a head to eat the set menu - lots of Australian produce and it’s literally a stones throw away. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“Great modern Italian food, the perfect place for a great dinner, either date night or with a group - really good food. Try the bee stings if you like spice. The blue swimmer crab soufflé, seafood linguine and eye fillet are always amazing.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Café
“Excellent food and drinks in a nice setting. Tuesday night negronis are a must! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“A local burger place located in the heart of Carlisle Street, with generous serve of burger and chips, the beetroot bun is a must try and excellent place for visitors who are around the area and want a good quality and quick food. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The fellow that runs it is a wonderful character - he calls everyone Beautiful. The food is home made and delicious. The staff are a melting pot of Melbourne people - all cultures, all ages. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Innovative Japanese tapas-style sharing dishes, and a great selection of beers, wines, shochu and sake. Owner Andy is usually on hand to make sure you are looked after, and the set lunch menus are incredible value for money.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“You feel like you are in Saigon without being there! Yummy Pho and really good prices and meal sizes....not licensed.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Relaxed and vibey. Yummy margarita's and great food. Sit out the back in the beer garden- it's lovely in summer”
  • 5 locals recommend

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