Support your local legends - East of Melbourne

We asked, you answered! Here’s a list of your favourite local spots around Victoria to support when you have your next picnic with friends.

Victorians are rejoicing over the easing of some restrictions, just in time for picnic season!

If you're doubled-dosed and got the picnic rug packed for an afternoon at the park, why not treat yourself to some takeaway treats to enjoy with your friends?!

After asking for your favourite local cafes and restaurants, we’ve compiled a list of your top-notch spots to cater your park hangs.

Melbourne's eastern suburbs

Brick Lane Brewing Co

Where: 41 Imagine Way, Dandenong South VIC 3175

What: Craft brewery with options spanning from the everyday refreshment to the super limited special releases.

Find them on Instagram: bricklanebrewing


Café Rubix

Where: 519 Middleborough Rd, Box Hill North VIC 3129

What: Local legends offering takeaway coffee and food.

Find them on Instagram: caferubix


Crest Café

Where: 17 Crestdale Rd, Wantirna VIC 3152

What: Takeaway coffee and food that feels like a visit to the milkbar.

Find them on Instagram: crestwantirna


Forage Food Store

Where: 157 Boronia Rd, Boronia VIC 3155

What: Contemporary café serving fresh, healthy and oh-so-tasty food and coffee!

Find them on Instagram: foragefoodstore


The Hatter and the Hare

Where: 1/21 Scoresby Rd, Bayswater VIC 3153

What: Amazing coffee, incredible pastries and baked goods, and takeaway high tea!

Find them on Instagram:   


Hutch & Co

Where: 251 Main St, Lilydale VIC 3140

What: Amazing coffee and takeaway menu featuring brunch boxes to please even the pickiest of eaters.

Find them on Instagram:  hutchandco.lilydale


Milk & Wine Co

Where: 196-198 Canterbury Rd, Heathmont VIC 3135

What: Family run business offering local fresh cuisine.

Find them on Instagram: milkandwineco


Mr. Robertson

Where: Shop G01/31–39 Norcal Rd, Nunawading VIC 3131

What: A local café serving all your favourites, along with coffee from Axil Coffee Roasters. Yum!

Find them on Instagram: mrrobertsoncafe


One Fine Day Café

Where: 16B Old, Princes Hwy, Beaconsfield VIC 3807

What: Local café serving up brunch, caked goods and coffee.

Find them on Instagram: onefinedaycafe


Sanctuary & Co

Where: 96 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

What: Local eatery and coffee house serving up loaded toast and brunch boxes!

Find them on Instagram: sanctuaryandco.hawthorn


Second Home

Where: 21 Brougham St, Eltham VIC 3095

What: Breakfast classics, innovative lunches and gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Find them on Instagram: secondhomeeltham


The General Foodstore

Where: 377 Belgrave-Gembrook Rd, Emerald VIC 3782

What: Seasonal food. Quality coffee. Dietary-friendly menu. Housemade and locally sourced providore.

Find them on Instagram: thegeneralfoodstore


Third Chapter

Where: 26 Commercial Pl, Eltham VIC 3095

What:  Café and restaurant serving honest food for takeaway.

Find them on Instagram: thirdchaptereltham