Coffee and breakfast are worth queuing for in Melbourne, so join a line. Flit between cafes to compare the city's best or get the lowdown on the long-term love affair with coffee and breakfast at Higher Ground, opposite Southern Cross Station.
Start your day bargain hunting at DFO (Direct Factory Outlet) South Wharf. A two-level outlet centre on the Yarra River, DFO has more than 180 retailers including Armani Outlet, Michael Kors, Coach and Kate Spade.
With riverside restaurants, bars and cafes on your doorstep, take the time to enjoy lunch and a refreshing beverage at South Wharf. Make time for local favourites The Boatbuilders Yard and The General Assembly.
Take the 96 tram from Spencer Street to the Bourke Street Mall, in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. Head into Myer, then through to Emporium, the biggest shopping centre in the city centre. A multi-level retail space, Emporium is home to a veritable shopping bag of first-to-Australia brands, sleek and shiny Melbourne flagship stores, and impressive food and wine options.
Post shopping, grab a rooftop drink to go with your shopping show-and-tell. Head to Goldilocks, Farmer's Daughters or the Rooftop at QT. Or nestle into sleek CBD bar Byrdi located within dining precinct Ella, next to Melbourne Central. Choose from a menu of innovative cocktails, highballs and ferments, inspired by native Australian ingredients.