Here are 5 'fuss-free' things to do in Melbourne CBD this summer.

Put on your favourite dress, get your sunnies out, grab an ice cream (and your bestie). Discover summer activities indoors and outdoors in Melbourne CBD, and look good while at it.

1. Creative expedition, or an Instagram moment

Get new inspirations from the creative takeover that has engulfed the Melbourne laneways with Flash Forward. With over 15 murals, each art tells a different story. For something family-friendly, bring the kids to Kaleidosquare at Federation Square and discover the colourful fountain fish - Cupid Koi garden at the heart of the event.

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2. New cafes & restaurants

Food culture is the pride of Melbourne. With endless options PLUS new additions popping up every week, there's something new to try at every outing. Out of a humble garage in Abbotsford, Au79 has rooted in Melbourne CBD to bring delicately baked pastries, cakes and freshly roasted coffee to the city residents. On lower ground, the k-food cravings only grow stronger with Guljak Topokki Chicken. Originated from Gyeonggi Province, Korea, their mission is to spread happiness with food. Think freshly marinated chicken with spices imported from Korea, fried daily for a crispy exterior and moist interior. Their topokki (rice cake) comes in 3 different spice levels to suit your palate.

Au79 for brunch or lunch, on Level 3.

3. Picnic by the banks or gardens

Have a picnic session without the hassle of making them. Pre-order a grazing box or mix and match salads and sandwiches from Earl Canteen, or take away from Spudbar.

Earl Canteen and Spudbar on Level 3 Cafe Court.

4. Fun-education

Perfect for children, families and LEGO® brick admirers, watch the creation of State Library Victoria made out of LEGO® bricks come to life. Then discover new summer reads at the State Library or head to Readings on level 1 at Emporium Melbourne. Pick a book for yourself like ‘The Safe Place’, nominated best of crime books 2020 or one for the growing kids like ‘Boss of Your Own Body’.

Readings on Level 1.

5. Catch up over drinks

Nothing shouts summer holidays than a watermelon cocktail, from a watermelon bowl. Share the punchy cocktail with friends at Tetsujin, paired with grilled yakiniku and fresh sashimi. Try Calia's sweet pink, signature Rose latte with ice or Au79's cold brew. For an easy takeaway option, Boost Juice has a variety of summer quench to choose from.

Photo credit: Tetsujin. Tetsujin on Level 4, Calia on Ground Floor, Au79 on Level 3 and Boost Juice on Level 3 Cafe Court.


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