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Can't face the kitchen on Christmas Day? Try these venues that are staying open. If you're in charge of organising lunch, check out Time Out's guide to Melbourne's most festive Christmas lunches.

Places to get coffee 

St Ali

Start your yuletide celebrations with a coffee, then St Ali's buttermilk pancake or take it up a notch at lunchtime with their traditional Christmas lunch, complete with roast lamb (pictured) and pavlova. South Melbourne.

Time: 7am-6pm

De Clieu

Not into an overly festive lunch on Christmas Day? You'll be glad to know it's business as usual at De Clieu. Fitzroy.

Bookings: 9am-3pm

127 Brunswick St

All three floors of 127 Brunswick St will be open. Get a coffee and muffin at Ichi Ni Nana, follow up with Thai bites at Village People Hawker Foodhall, and toast to Jesus's birth at the Upside Rooftop Bar. Fitzroy.

Time: All day

Hobba Coffee and Kitchen

If there's no way you are getting through a family lunch without the help of a lot of caffeine you best make tracks to Hobba, who are doing coffee only service for Baby Jesus' birthday. Prahran.

Time: 7am-Noon (takeaway pastries and coffee only)

Places to eat 

Dead Man Espresso

This dead man serves up a mean 'dirty' breakfast: we're partial to their fried chicken and waffles. Oh, and their coffee game is pretty on point. South Melbourne.

Time: 7am-5pm

Le Bon Ton

Have a Southern Christmas with Le Bon Ton. For $80, diners will get oysters and champagne on arrival, followed by smoked turkey, Cajun ham and all the trimmings. Save room for the pumpkin pie. Collingwood.

Bookings: Noon-4pm

Arbory Bar and Eatery

Spend Christmas Day at one of the best new bars in Melbourne. It's business as usual, and they're making a festive turkey and cranberry sauce burgers. Book tables ahead, they're going fast. Melbourne.

Time: 7.30am-1am

Updated on 6 Jan 2016.

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