Melbourne

Restaurants in Melbourne

New Zealand–born chef Ben Shewry’s “simple dish of potato cooked in the earth it was grown in” is surrounded by coconut-husk ash and saltbush leaves—and it’s unlike any spud you have ever tasted.

Inside a landmark building, two twentysomething friends (Jade's a barista, Kate's a graphic designer) have transformed a once dingy DVD-rental kiosk into Switchboard, the hippest coffee spot in town.