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Take a deep dive into Indigenous flavours and native ingredients at some of Melbourne and Victoria's finest restaurants.

Yarraville's petite Mabu Mabu Tuck Shop is open Thursday to Saturday for breakfast and lunch, and does dinner options for pick-up and delivery. Sample kangaroo tail bourguignon, or stock up on pantry items, such as organic bush tomato sauce and strawberry gum spice.

In Naarm (Melbourne), Big Esso by Mabu Mabu is the latest addition to Federation Square. Helmed by Torres Strait Islander chef Nornie Bero, Big Esso perfects a creative seasonal menu of native flavours and dishes designed to share. The bright space also stars artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.  

On the Mornington Peninsula, Rosebud's Cooee Cafe keeps the flavour coming with open doors and take away coffee, burgers, salads and sweet options. Nestle into autumn with contemporary classics pepped up with Indigenous flavours. Fancy a little Davidson plum and finger lime in your healthy shake? Or warm up with bush tomato soup and crocodile curry.

GLaWAC and Narana Aboriginal cultural centres also have  cafes open for business.

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