Milk a cow, pat a pig and prance with a peacock at this inner-city farm designed with small humans in mind. Abbotsford.
Tucked on the bend of the Yarra not far from the razzmatazz of Toorak Road, but seemingly a million miles away in its leafy haven, Kanteen is a long-serving icon of the southside. South Yarra.
Kicking goals for Captain Planet, CERES has a lot of good karma – not to mention customers pedaling their way. Indonesian eggs and vegan baked beans taste even better when eaten under a gumtree. Brunswick East.
Pretend you are Mr Kingsley and Emma as you glide along the river in beautiful, vintage rowboats. And when you are done, head for the wooden river house for a Devonshire tea and all the old world relaxing you can handle. Fairfield.
If you've never tried escaping the city on two wheels, the Warburton Trail is a good place to start. Especially as there's life support in the form of this bike-shop-come-café on the bushy track. Warburton.
Tarts, pies, coffee and tune-ups all in one go. Don't have a bike? Scared of the road? They do spin cycles for those who'd rather make-pretend. St Kilda.
It's the classic cyclist café - but probably a place better suited to the lycra toting set than your fixed-wheel weekend warrior. St Kilda.
Formerly known as the Belgian Beer Café Bluestone, this eatery with its massive garden is just off the St Kilda Road cyclist superhighway. They serve coffee, but they also have a killer list of craft beers, so we like to make this a last stop and collapse of the lawn with a different type of brew. Melbourne.
Right next to the Capital City Trail and attached to a bike shop, you can fall off, inject air, refuel with a pour over coffee and a peach tart all in one motion. Brunswick East.
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