Top 5 Melbourne Cheap Eats

No vacation is complete without exploring and tasting the myriad range of food that a place has to offer. If you are a Foodie Tripper, absolutely nothing matches the satisfaction that comes from discovering a dish that tingles your taste buds.

But more often than not, this can be an expensive affair. So don’t you worry, we’ve got you covered! Get ready to put on some vacation weight, because we have a lip-smacking list of Top 5 cheap eats for you in Melbourne. Bear in mind… what’s cheap for Melbourne might not be ‘cheap’ for us Desi Trippers; it is one of the world’s most expensive cities afterall.


1. Butcher’s Diner:

Craving for a midnight snack? Butcher’s is just the right place for you. One of Melbourne’s only restaurant that serves food 24/7, Butcher’s produces some of the best burgers. The menu is a mix of European, Japanese, American and Chinese cuisines. Don’t be misled by the name, it also offers great vegetarian options like a classic grilled cheese toastie (known as “jaffles” if you want to speak like a local), crispy tofu noodle salad and falafels!
Address: 10 Bourke St, Melbourne 3000
Timings: Daily 24 hours
Price: $10- $15 per dish


2. SPQR Pizzeria:

One is never too tired of enjoying a good old woodfired pizza made of delicious sourdough. SPQR offers one of Melbourne’s finest pizza slices with minimalist toppings for just $5. You can also try a couple of alcoholic beverages from their long list of options and if sweet cravings take over, do not miss out on the alcoholic and highly caffeinated wodge of tiramisu.
Address: 26 Liverpool St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Timings: daily noon- midnight
Price: $5 per slice/ $8 with soft/$10 with peroni red


3. Papirica:

Want a great start to your day with a wholesome breakfast? This sweet little cafe offers simple but delectable dishes, you have to try their best selling dish, Okonomiyaki – fluffy, savoury Japanese pancakes. Protip- Bring your own container for takeaway and save a dollar.
Address: 22 Smith St, Collingwood, VIC 3066
Timings: Tue-Thurs 10 am- 3.30 pm
Fri- Sun 10am-9 pm (closed from 3.30- 6pm)
Price: $15-$20


4. La Tortilleria:

This eatery cum grocery store is your go-to place if you are in the mood for delicious Mexican food, must have- freshly made crunchy corn tortillas and their exceptional guacamole (which you can also take home in a tub!).
Address:72 Stubbs Street, Kensington, 3031 VIC
Timings: Mon- Thurs 5.30- 9 pm
Fri- Sat 12 to 9.30 pm
Price: $20- $40


5. Madras Brothers:

If you are craving desi food while in Melbourne, you have to visit this authentic Tamil eatery and bar. Street snacks dominate the menu, but the place offers everything from masala peanuts, to the infamous Bombay Sandwich and a finger licking Chicken Chettinad.
Address: 129 Smith St. Fitzroy, VIC 3065.
Timings: Tue- Sun 5 pm- late
Price: $20- $40


Happy Tripping!

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