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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.
Furniture / Home Store
“Heaps of shopping - records, clothing so on. Great food too. Culture a plenty.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“This is another famed and well loved Ice Cream option. There are often lines down the block!”
  • 74 locals recommend
Café
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“Get rolling, rolling, rolling into Proud Mary, which kick-started the SoJo scene – bringing serious coffee and smashed avocado to the good folk south of Johnston Street. Chat to the crew about the impressive looking coffee kit if you're keen, or just place your faith and enjoy a smooth cup o' Joe and the kind of breakfast or lunch that will keep you rolling, rolling, rolling.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great Italian cafe with really good coffee and Italian sandwiches and pasta dishes. It's a local favourite and a must visit ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Pub
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“Popular pub with live music and colourful crowd in the heart of Smith Street”
  • 43 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“This is a very unique place in Collingwood. They have a really good American Southern BBQ menu as well as good Fried Chicken. Great Sunday afternoon spot and also family dinner. They have good selection of tap beers and one of the only few places in Melbourne that serves the original style Absinth.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“American style burgers. One of the key places that pioneered the burger explosion in Melbourne during the 2000's.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Frequently rates as some of the best Thai food in Melbourne. Consistently delicious and reasonably priced. Always packed - make a booking!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
“Funky ramen joint with a big share table. Cross the street & you’re in Collingwood.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
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“A great local cafe with a big wood fire, tucked away on a back street. Great for breakfast!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Lazerpig’s wood-fired oven yields pizza with a light, crunchy crust, made with five-year-old sourdough culture. The knockout mushroom pizza, aptly called the Fun Guy, piles thick slices of portabello and shimeji mushrooms atop a puree of portabello mushrooms cooked with thyme and confit garlic. It’s topped off with truffle oil and dollops of mascarpone. Tropical Melbourne – a play on the divisive Hawaiian – pairs ham off the bone with caramelised pineapple, smoked scamorza, rosemary and thyme. If you’re not feeling pizza there’s a small (and odd) selection of alternatives – a cheeseburger, oysters, arancini and fried calamari.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Pub
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“Eclectic live music venue, dishing up American BBQ classics and tasting plates in a quirky space.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“A great bar with beautiful big arched windows overlooking Smith Street. Go for the $1 oyster special from 6pm – 7pm every night. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Souvlaki Shop
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“Inexpensive and indulgent Greek street-food, just off Smith Street opposite the Woolworths Supermarket. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Bar
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“Stylish wine bar and French-inspired dining room with bluestone walls and wood accents. Order the feed-me menu and you won't be disappointed.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Good place to gather with your friends for beer and pizza. Large tables and very relaxed feel. You can spend your whole afternoon here!”
  • 22 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Great Italian cafe with really good coffee and Italian sandwiches and pasta dishes. It's a local favourite and a must visit ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Pub
“Popular pub with live music and colourful crowd in the heart of Smith Street”
  • 43 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“This is a very unique place in Collingwood. They have a really good American Southern BBQ menu as well as good Fried Chicken. Great Sunday afternoon spot and also family dinner. They have good selection of tap beers and one of the only few places in Melbourne that serves the original style Absinth.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Frequently rates as some of the best Thai food in Melbourne. Consistently delicious and reasonably priced. Always packed - make a booking!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“American style burgers. One of the key places that pioneered the burger explosion in Melbourne during the 2000's.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
“Funky ramen joint with a big share table. Cross the street & you’re in Collingwood.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Lazerpig’s wood-fired oven yields pizza with a light, crunchy crust, made with five-year-old sourdough culture. The knockout mushroom pizza, aptly called the Fun Guy, piles thick slices of portabello and shimeji mushrooms atop a puree of portabello mushrooms cooked with thyme and confit garlic. It’s topped off with truffle oil and dollops of mascarpone. Tropical Melbourne – a play on the divisive Hawaiian – pairs ham off the bone with caramelised pineapple, smoked scamorza, rosemary and thyme. If you’re not feeling pizza there’s a small (and odd) selection of alternatives – a cheeseburger, oysters, arancini and fried calamari.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“A great bar with beautiful big arched windows overlooking Smith Street. Go for the $1 oyster special from 6pm – 7pm every night. ”
  • 47 locals recommend

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