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Feeling a little dusty? Hit these cafés on New Year's Day

Feeling a little dusty? Hit these cafés on New Year's Day

Acland St Cantina

There are 20 tequilas and mezcals for agave fans, and a serviceable margarita if you just can't tango without one. Hair of the dog, Mexican-style.

Time: 7am-late

Albert Park Hotel

The Albert Park Hotel can sort you out with a stiff drink or a reviving soda water on the breezy rooftop, or comfy seats in the lounge.

Time: Noon-late

Baby Pizza

A big hangover needs fried food, and the best fried food is pizza. Seriously. Here the base is pan-fried in olive oil till crunchy and golden, flipped and then topped. 

Time: 7.30am-11pm

Chin Chin

Burn out the sins from the night before with a serious dose of spicy Thai food, and if you're really game, a litre of house wine.

Time: 11am-11pm

De Clieu

Crawl through one of the open windows and into brioche French toast with minted citrus salsa and peanut brittle.

Time: 7am-5pm

Friends of Mine

This Richmond breakfast haven will be serving the lost and weary from 10am but don’t sleep in too late, the kitchen closes at 3pm.

Time: 10am-3.30pm

HuTong Dumpling Bar

First you'll want an outrageous number of soup-filled dumplings, then take two shallot pancakes washed down with a Tsing Tao and call us in the morning.

Time: 11am-3pm & 5.30-11pm

Il Fornaio

If your cure for the night before's ills is fresh baked good and house-made cheese, who are we to judge? Go forth and cure yourself with curds.

Time: 8am-4pm

Middle Park Hotel

The Middle Park Hotel is providing a recovery breakfast followed by a New Year's Day session so you can pick up where you left off.

Time: 11am-midnight

Nama Nama

With ox-tongue rice paper rolls, pickles and pork char siu, you get some premium pick’n’mix bento here, just the ticket for when you're too dusty to make decisions.

Time: 7am-5pm

Newmarket Hotel

You can try and outrun your hangover by pretending you are in the US at St Kilda's Californian-Mexican fusion joint that is all wrapped up in a retro west coast vibe.

Time: Noon-late

Porgie and Mr Jones

Hide out from memories of midnight in the the back room of Porgie and Mr Jones - called the good room - with a genteel afternoon tea or a glass of sparkling.

Time: 10am-4pm


Maybe if you treat your liver to a fancy brunch it won't punish you so much. Seems unlikely but still worth a shot.

Time: Noon-3pm & 6-11pm

Snow Pony

The big-as-your-head smashed avocado on sourdough with buttery roasted mushrooms, marinated feta, basil and tart tomatoes is quite the undertaking, perfect for when you have nowhere else to be.

Time: 10.30am-4pm

St Ali

You can't keep a good roaster down so it's business as usual at St Ali on New Year's Day with a snappy 7am start for those who need caffeine STAT.

Time: 7am-5pm


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