Let’s face it; you didn’t come all this way to Melbourne to sit in a dorm room and watch Australia’s soap operas. Head outdoors and discover the best things to do in Melbourne with this selection of bars, shops, exhibitions and events this July.
Where regional produce meets the city, Urban Provedore wants to share its passion for food with each and every one of you. The current winter menu sees buttermilk pancakes with streaky bacon, ocean trout with goat’s cheese, and ham hock fritters with red cabbage and crumbed black pudding, alongside local beer and wine, Monday – Friday 7am-7pm and Saturday & Sunday 8am-5pm. For a delicious treat, try the peanut butter milkshake in this ultra stylish South Yarra café.
231 Toorak Road, South Yarra
The Super Cool
If you like design and soft furnishings, The Super Cool is an emporium of pillows, throws and teacups perfect for indulging your inner shopaholic. From multi-coloured check to monochrome madness, this trendy shop opened its first permanent location in Fitzroy back in May. Step inside to find something to comfort you this winter, every day except Tuesday and Wednesday.
280 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy
Southgate Moveable Feasts
Sample the melting pot of flavours available in Melbourne with Southgate Moveable Feasts, a three-course dinner of participating restaurants with cuisine including Japanese, Italian and North American. At $60 or $85pp, guests can enjoy a dish at restaurants like Amarok, Artusi, Tutto Bene and Lindt Chocolate Café, with a glass of wine and tea or coffee with dessert. This is a must for all foodies.
Southgate Restaurant and Shopping Precinct, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank
2014 Gertrude Street Projection Festival
The spectacular Gertrude Street Projection Festival returns 18th – 27th July to exhibit the best contemporary new media by local talent. This free outdoor experience brings everyone together in Melbourne to see the moving images and colour projected upon the buildings, laneways and pavements of Gertrude Street.
Gertrude Street, Fitzroy