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Melbourne Foodie Discovery Walking Tour provided by Walk Melbourne Tours

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Melbourne Foodie Discovery Walking Tour

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Melbourne has long been hailed as the foodie capital of Australia, and its cuisine is as diverse as the city itself. On this food walking tour, discover Melbourne’s best restaurants, coffee shops, and street food vendors with a local guide. Along the way, explore the city’s narrow laneways, historical arcades, and vibrant street art—and, of course, sample a variety of delicious foods.
You'll start at
Elizabeth St/Bourke St 5
Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaMeeting Point: Please wait on the steps at the entrance to the H&M store in Bourke St Mall, near the corner of Elizabeth St. Please note: This is NOT the same as the entrance in Little Bourke St. Allow 10-15 minutes to walk from Flinders St Train Station or Melbourne Central Train Station.
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  • Pass by Bourke Street Mall
    Pass by Manchester Unity Building
    Pass by Collins Street
  • 1
    Degraves Street
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Block Arcade
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 3
    Royal Arcade
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Hardware Lane
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
Whitehart Bar
22 Whitehart Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaThe bar where we typically finish is very close (2 minutes walk) to the starting point.
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  • Walk and eat your way through downtown Melbourne on a tasting tour
  • Sample delicious foods, indulgent pastries, and world-renowned coffee
  • Get insider recommendations from your guide on where to eat and drink later
  • Small-group tour—maximum 10 people—ensures a more personalized experience
What to Expect
Meet your guide in downtown Melbourne and set out to explore the city’s atmospheric laneways, historic arcades, Victorian architecture, edgy street art, and lively markets on foot. Hear about Melbourne’s renowned foodie scene from your guide, discover places you wouldn’t uncover on your own, and get plenty of insider recommendations on the city’s best eateries and must-try foods. During the tour, make several stops at restaurants, street food stalls, and cafés, where you have the chance to sample tasty Chinese dumplings, sip Melbourne’s world-famous coffee, and indulge in delicious pastries. After filling up on tasty treats, end your tour with a drink at one of the city’s legendary rooftop bars with a wonderful view over the city.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Elizabeth St/Bourke St 5, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Return Details
Whitehart Bar, 22 Whitehart Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Enjoy some of Melbourne's best coffee (tea or hot choc for those that don't drink coffee!)
  • We conclude the tour at one of Melbourne's most loved local laneway bars.
  • This tour offers 3 savoury and 3 sweet tastings in addition to the drinks. Together, they tell the story of what Melbourne loves to eat and drink.
  • Your local guide can provide all sorts of other info to help you best enjoy your stay in Melbourne.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Bonnie L wrote a review Mar 2020
california104 contributions50 helpful votes
The selection of sampling’s is very good, from dumplings to macaroons. The selected restaurants are in close proximity to one another and information about the area is very interesting. None of the foods were Wow” experience, but they were all very good.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Freddie S wrote a review Mar 2020
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What a sensational tour around some of Melbournes popular hot spots. Our tour guide Monique was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Melbourne’s laneways, buildings and hidden bars. We were shown where to find a good coffee and superb food, to-die-for chocolates,
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Date of experience: March 2020
Adele T wrote a review Mar 2020
Australia56 contributions21 helpful votes
Was a perfect tour for us, me Melbourne raised and friend from the UK both introduced to delicious eateries, tastings, hidden laneways and interesting Melbourne history. Monique has created a relaxed informative walk. So pleased we discovered her tour it was good to meet a
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from WalkMelbourne, Manager at Melbourne Foodie Discovery Walking Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you Adele. So glad you had a lovely time with us.
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BeBeWhy wrote a review Feb 2020
Alexandria, Virginia89 contributions17 helpful votes
Delightful afternoon tasting Australian favorites as well as unique specialties. Honey tasting, mackerel dumplings, and delicious macaroons that rival what is available in France. Enjoyed the history and culture insights as well as the food!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from WalkMelbourne, Manager at Melbourne Foodie Discovery Walking Tour
Responded 29 Feb 2020
Thank you so much - we are so glad you enjoyed all those tasty treats!
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andrewrice wrote a review Feb 2020
bluffton, SC140 contributions17 helpful votes
What a treat it was for our group to spend a few hours walking the streets with Monique. From amazing coffee, to honey, to meat pies and even a vegemite sandwich - she was first rate! Interesting, knowledgeable, affable and well spoken. Keep doing the great work doing. We will
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Walk Melbourne Tours
Another Great Coffee Experience!
We had another great coffee walking tour experience with Monique, this time in the Melbourne CBD. Just love findin
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Very informative and friendly coffee tour
Very enjoyable tour. We gained a wealth a knowledge about coffee varieties and the whole process from growing to ro
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Definitely a must if you’re in Melbourne. Sue, our tour guide, was a walking encyclopedia. I told her we don’t need
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The coffee passion is right here!
We loved this tour! Being black coffee enthusiasts we wanted to learn more about how coffee is made and more about
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Informative and yummy!
Such a fantastic tour. As a local Melbournian, even I learnt so much about the city and some great local spots to e
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Great Coffee education
Loved the tour. Found out loads about Coffee including the difference between Italian and specialty coffee, process
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Fantastic fun, interesting coffee history and tastings
We had a fantastic time. Monique was awesome. She is very friendly and answered all of our questions. She really kn
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Learning about coffee
This tour was great! I learned so much about coffee - for instance, single origin versus blended, how to store coff
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Fun evening
We enjoyed the tour, meeting Monique and of course eating great dumplings. As locals we learnt new things about our
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A great buzz!
What a great tour! Thanks Monique. I learnt so much about how to appreciate coffee and understand the process for m
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Perfect day.
My girlfriends and I did a tour for my Birthday and had a fabulous time! Being Melbourne locals we weren't sure if
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Despite Cancellations - Tour was on!
Monique is somebody who enjoys her work and it was showing! Despite multiple cancellations she still offered to giv
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ken S
Yummy informative night
Went on the dumpling walking tour with 7 other people. We were taken to 4 quality restaurants that we had never con
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Hidden laneway bar tour
Lucy was a great tour guide, very enthusiastic, very friendly and knowledgeable , very Melbourne..... thanks Lucy
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Lauren T
Delicious and Delightful Dumpling Tour
We couldn’t recommend this tour and the lovely tour guide higher. Very lovely and relaxed tour guide who was very i
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