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The best restaurants, bars and cafes to try this spring & summer

From hidden cafes to upscale gems. 

With our food offerings being as bountiful as they are, deciding where to eat out can be an overwhelming task in this city.

So we thought it best to assemble a little guide for our trusty Beat readers, highlighting an array of haunts across Melbourne for you to sink your teeth into.

From vegan-friendly Mexican to un-Italian Italian and a barbeque-lovers dream, there are plenty of choice cuts in here for everyone. Dig in, folks. Follow the links for more details. 

Aunt Maggie’s is bringing back their vegan high tea

The local burger joint using Australia's best produce

Cabinet Bar & Balcony is a hidden CBD gem

Mukka brings Delhi cuisine to Fitzroy

Piggery Café: A Melbourne gem that's as ethical as it is delicious 

Pizza Religion is far from your average pizzeria

Exploring Dandenong Market: A mecca of culture and produce  

The Que Club makes BBQ cool again  

Thunder Road Brewing Company is one of Melbourne's most underrated breweries

Hit your Mexican highs at Trippy Taco

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