6 Cheap & Cheerful Eats near Melbourne’s St Kilda Beach

6 Cheap & Cheerful Eats near Melbourne’s St Kilda Beach

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 06/24/2024

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St Kilda Beach is one of Melbourne’s most popular beaches, and luckily there are plenty of affordable places to eat nearby!

St Kilda is a place for the locals to unwind and a great spot for visitors to check out for beach vibes and delicious cafes, restaurants, and bars. St Kilda has some popular attractions like Luna Park, Acland Street, and St Kilda Beach. You could spend an afternoon going on rides at Luna Park, grab a bite to eat along Acland Street, and end the night watching the sunset at the beach.

  1. Hotel Esplanade

Hotel Esplanade, also known as The Espy by locals, is a popular pub overlooking St Kilda Beach. The Espy is open from midday until late and offers typical pub food, along with great cocktails and draft beers. It features five different levels of bars and hosts gigs and functions.

  1. Abbey Road Cafe

With a name like Abbey Road Cafe, you can expect a winner. And you’re right to think so! Abbey Road Cafe is perfect for music fans, with walls decorated with vintage posters and instruments.

The cafe serves a variety of your favourite comfort foods at reasonable prices. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, or late night drinks, Abbey Road Cafe is always bustling with people.

  1. Sister of Soul

In the heart of St Kilda is Sister of Soul, a delicious vegan and vegetarian restaurant. It also offers gluten free, raw, and no garlic/onion options for those with specific dietary requirements.

The restaurant serves many wholesome, nourishing plant based meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  1. Radio Mexico

If you’re craving Mexican food, look no further than Radio Mexico. The restaurant is known for some of the best margaritas and tacos in Melbourne!

Enjoy the mouthwatering food indoors or in outdoor dining areas just around the corner from Acland Street.

  1. Galleon Cafe

Galleon Cafe is the perfect spot for breakfast and brunch with well-priced cafe meals and excellent coffee.

The cafe offers great food options and features interesting decorations and furniture from the 1960s.

  1. Monarch Cakes

For over 80 years, Monarch Cakes has been baking the same recipes, because why fix something that isn’t broken?

Since 1934, Monarch Cakes has been providing delicious cakes, crumbles, and tarts. The most impressive is the 100 year old Polish baked cheesecake, which is a must have!

There are plenty of other options along Acland Street, so take some time to explore! You’ll also find shops and other cake and dessert stores lining the street.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.