Australia, Destinations

Cheap eats in Melbourne

Are you visiting Melbourne and have you heard about all the amazing food around but don’t have a budget to spend in fancy restaurants? 

You can still experience rich variety of meals from all over the world for a reasonable price. Stop for a while and check my recommended locations. 

If you like eating and also care where you eat, it can be time-consuming to search for a place where can you enjoy the experience,  quality and also can sit and not just rush with a burger or sandwich on your way. 

Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city which offer specialties from all over the world and it will be a huge mistake to not taste it! 

I am going to show you the locations where to find a tasty but also a cheap food so you don’t need to worry that it is out of your budget. 

Let’s have a look where to search.

Elizabeth street

Udon Yasan, soup with seaweed + tempura prawn

Street full of takeaways, especially Asian style. 

There is a place called Udon Yasan with prices that starts at $4.50 or $5.50 for a plain Udon soup. It looks authentic, not a classic food court cheap style. 

Pepper Steak – Japanese cuisine – combos, rice, meat, quite nice!

China Town

Plenty of Asian food, dumpling place, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean. China town in Melbourne is absolutely must to try.

Mushroom soup, view from my AirBnb

Clarendon street

Full of takeaways which are worth to try.

Sofitel hotel on Collins, takeaway area

The food court area is located below the Sofitel hotel, very nice to sit and have some healthy food such as Sumo salad, Vietnamese rice-paper rolls or Gomez (Mexican) but also some ice-cream or coffee.

South Bank

From a fancy restaurants to takeaways. Just walking along Southbank Yarra river in Melbourne you will see plenty of choices.

Fancy seafood spaghetti, not budget eats but delicious!

In Melbourne, you can find some places where they serve Matcha latte with pretty good taste of real Matcha. I was surprised that Starbucks Matcha espresso is really good!

How to get around Melbourne?

Public Transport

There is a free tram zone in the city center which is really convenient. 

If you travel further, you need to have a Myki card. It is available usually in 7-eleven. 

The price is $6 for the card and the minimum top up is $5.

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