Shortstop Donuts Location: 12 Sutherland St, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Jimmy Grants Location: 113 St David St Fitzroy VIC 3065 Two things these places share in common: they’re fast, convenient, and bang-on delicious. Shortstop’s crullers are simply to die for (though expect the honey x sea salt variety to be quite, well, salty; it’s not for everyone). And though the cinnamon donut looks much less jam-packed than some of the other varieties, it’s a must!
Gazi Location: 2 Exhibition St, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Contact: 03 9207 7444 Gazi has emerged straight from the shadows of its stylish predecessor, The Press Club, and boy; it does not disappoint.
Hellenic Republic can do no wrong. The modern taverna offers beautifully constructed (and devilishly decadent) sharing menus from lunch through to dinner, and boy; they do it bloody well.