Foodhalls & Courts
Cafes & Restaurants
CAFES & REST
Melbourne's cafes, foodcourts and restaurants provide a
staggering array of lunch and dining options for the city worker,
shopper and visitor. Many of the cafes have grouped together in
distinct precincts, which are vibrant and busy during business
hours but become quiet once the afternoon coffee crowds disperse.
Many eating venues are accessible and are identified in this book
by the cafe icon. In contrast Chinatown which offers a taste of
Asia by sight, sound and smell, really comes to life in the evening,
when its decorative lights illuminate Little Bourke Street. Few of
Chinatown's restaurants are easily accessible. We have included
those with a graded entry, or just one or two steps, in a map of
Chinatown at the end of this chapter.
We comment on the availability of accessible toilets but refer to
Chapter 17 for further access details.
Cafes and restaurants spring up in odd locations, we have tried to
identify the more accessible ones but given the sheer number of
eating options in Melbourne have no doubt unwittingly missed
some. To them and their customers we apologise. Bon appetit!