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FOODIES GUIDE

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Come explore and share your experiences The City of Greater Dandenong has a rich and diverse history. It is home to more than 150 different nationalities and showcases the best of multicultural Melbourne.

Springvale is a mecca for flavours of Asia and is fast becoming the place to go not only to dine but also to buy your unique and fresh ingredients to cook at home.

Central Dandenong has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years with new apartment living, cutting-edge corporate headquarters, an award-winning main street boulevard, with a host of new cafes, shops and restaurants.

Noble Park is the smallest centre, nestled between Dandenong and Springvale and is quickly becoming the newest go-to suburb for tasty food.

It is less than 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD, and is a hive of activity thanks to the iconic Dandenong Market, exotic cultural precincts and the incredible Drum Theatre, Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre.

The food culture is a celebration of the valuable contributions made by Indigenous Australians and people from all over the world who came to make their home here.

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GREAT BITES WELCOME

“Melbourne has an absolute jewel in Greater Dandenong. I just love the diversity and every time I come out there’s something beautiful, different, exotic...

People are true to their cultural backgrounds. You’re not getting a dumbed down version, you’re getting the real deal. It’s one of those great places that I think is just going to get more interesting and more exciting. It’s as exciting as travelling overseas except you’ve got all these experiences within one place. The mix of cuisines is unique in the world – nowhere else is there the same mix of food and culture.” Maeve O’Meara Maeve loves Dandenong and runs tours of the area. Visit gourmetsafaris.com.au and for more information of other local tours go to greaterdandenong.com/tours

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DANDENONG With over 60 bakeries, cafes and restaurants you are spoilt for choice Dandenong is home to a wide range of tasty food choices, whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner you will always be able to find something to eat. If you are here for work or play, there are plenty of great bites available. With over 60 bakeries, cafes and restaurants you are spoilt for choice. A selection of businesses from the area is promoting their

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wonderful food offer in this publication and would love to welcome you. This is only a sample of the food in the area, so explore Dandenong and see what you can discover. Also refer to dandenongmarket.com.au and dandenongplaza.com.au directories for their food outlets.


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Kluska Restaurant Kluska Restaurant offers a true taste of Poland – something rare on Melbourne’s extensive dining scene. Set in a nicely decorated old red roofed house in Dandenong, Kluska offers the kind of welcoming reception you would expect when dining at a traditional Polish home. Like the atmosphere, the service is warm and friendly and 90 percent of the menu is gluten free. Kluska restaurant offers authentic, very traditional Polish and freshly made eastern European specialities.

Polish

Pierogi (dumplings), cabbage rolls stuffed with buckwheat and mushroom, duck cooked in apple sauce and traditional potato cakes feature among the tasty menu options.

Tue: 11am–3pm, 5pm–9pm Wed–Fri: 11am–3pm, 5.30pm–9pm Sat: 11am–3pm, 5.30pm–10pm 161 Foster Street Sun: 11am–3pm, 5.30pm–9pm

T 9793 2154

kluskarestaurant.com.au

If you are looking for traditional fare from Poland, experience it all right here including bakeries, smallgoods and restaurants. Pierogi (dumplings) to cabbage rolls, sauerkraut (cabbage), borsch (beetroot soup), country sausages and smoke house ham and bacon!

Polish Rye Crust Bakery

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Rye Crust Bakery is a multi-award winning family owned and operated Polish bakery. They have over 35 years combined experience making the finest cakes, biscuits, pies, sweets, sandwiches, soups, salads, bagels, pretzels, baguettes and croissants. Rye Crust Bakery brings the amazing traditional delights of Polish and European food to the people of Australia. You can eat-in or takeaway from the vast array of cakes and 50+ range of breads.

Polish

You can purchase yeast free, gluten-free and wheat-free breads along with gluten-free cakes. The bakery was winner of every colour of medal at the Royal Melbourne Fine Foods, Spring 2014 Awards.

Mon: 6.30am–4pm Tue: 6.30am–4pm Wed–Fri: 6.30am–5pm Sat: 6.30am–1.30pm

101–103 Foster Street T 9706 9194 polishryecrustbakery.com.au


Uncle’s Smallgoods and Young Uncles Café Bert Glinka and brother-in-law, Brendan D’Amelio both owners of Uncle’s, grew up visiting this iconic Dandenong deli. When the original owners told them they were thinking of retiring, the boys jumped at the chance to buy the businesses. They haven’t changed the old fashioned time honoured methods, handcrafting and wood smoking smallgoods on site daily. Straight out of the smokehouse customers come for sausages, hams, bacon and much more. Uncle’s remains

a meeting place for local ‘Poles’. In 2014, Young Uncle’s Café opened next door serving 5 senses speciality coffee, morning baked Noisette pastries and a selection of baguettes, sandwiches and burgers that incorporate the smallgoods creations made on premises. Café: Mon–Fri: 8am–3pm Deli: Tue: 9am–4pm, Wed–Fri: 9am–5pm

123 –127 Thomas Street Sat: 8am–1pm T 9793 0135 unclessmallgoods.com.au

Wisla Continental Deli Wisla Continental Deli is a Polish deli, which has operated for more than 25 years. It is a well-known and much-loved deli in the Polish community. They use traditional family recipes and techniques to produce preservative-free products, attracting both Polish customers and those looking for healthier alternatives. Wisla is now a destination delicatessen where customers can find more than 60 varieties of smoked and cooked products,

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including cold meats, imported deli items and pantry staples. Many excellent coffees can also be enjoyed instore, whilst browsing the produce.

30 Langhorne Street T 9793 1876

Tue: 9am–2pm Wed–Fri: 9am–5pm Sat: 8.30am–12.30pm

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Discover the wonderful food on offer which includes warm tasty Afghan bread cooked in traditional clay ovens or kebabs cooked over hot coals. Be tempted by an extensive range of authentic fruit and nuts, groceries, sweets and Halal meat.

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Afghan Rahimi Restaurant Afghan Rahimi offers the highest calibre Afghani cuisine available in Melbourne. With over three decades of culinary experience between the two head chefs, they specialise in tantalising Afghani flavours, everything comes freshly prepared and all dietary requirements are easily catered for. Afghani flavours are rich, but modest and are the perfect example of cross cultural cuisines, with a variety of dishes ranging from mouth watering dumplings

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(both vegetarian and non vegetarian) and charcoal cooked kebab skewers through to flavoured rice and curries. Complimentary tea and desserts with dinner banquets on Tuesday and Wednesday. 23–29 Walker Street Tue–Sun: 5pm–10pm T 9793 9981 afghanrahimirestaurant.com

Pamir For the traditional Afgani touch you can’t go past the Pamir Restaurant owned by husband and wife team Shahin Ahad and Uzbekistani chef, Alisher Azizullaev. The restaurant offers a huge selection (40 varieties) including Uzbek and Afghani style traditional rice and shish kebab dishes, along with their signature dish ‘Maantu’ – traditional dumplings – all made using fresh produce.

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Diners can enjoy the delicious cuisine by eating in the traditional style – sitting on Persian carpets and mats in a traditional room – or more conventionally at dining tables in either the main seating area or the private function room. 195 Lonsdale Street T 9792 0197

Tue–Thu: 4pm–10pm Fri–Sun: 12pm–10pm

pamirrestaurant.com.au

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Indulge your senses and walk into a bakery which will evoke memories of beautiful hot bread, pies and pasties, cakes and sweets. We have all this and also bakeries with a twist from our culturally diverse businesses.

A1 Bakery The three brothers who own A1 Bakery take great pride in serving traditional authentic Middle Eastern and Lebanese food, that will delight your taste buds and have you going back for more. Their mission is to cook using the freshest ingredients to create delicious tasting pizzas, dips and sweets. They keep a close watch to ensure the authentic

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flavours of the food and sweets are never lost. Due to the large demand for Middle Eastern Food products, A1 Bakery stocks a large range of grocery products from all over the Middle East and Lebanon. 201–203 Lonsdale Street 7am–7pm daily T 9794 9500 a1bakerydandenong.com.au


Maiwand Bakery

Afghan

Jawad the baker, originally from Urozgan Province in Afghanistan, throws flat bread in the oven that Maiwand Bakery is renowned for. The skilled bakers make the bread on site in traditional clay ovens. The ovens are set up in the shop so customers are able to see the process from start to finish. The flat breads have been described as

Rob’s British and Irish Butchers

Rob Boyle has owned and operated Rob’s British Butchers for 30 years. It is known for specialising in black and white pudding and the infamous haggis. Its homemade UK produce, many of which are original recipes fill the store with spicy aromas. There is the pork pies, British style bacon and gammon and a vast selection of award-winning gourmet sausages, including the biggest selling Cumberland sausage.

deflated beach balls and wonderfully delicious. Maiwand sells thousands of the flat breads each week and that’s not surprising, because they are a bargain starting at just 75 cents. 7 Scott Street T 9791 9990

Mon–Sun: 7am–8pm

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Rob’s shop also stocks an impressive range of UK cheeses (Red Leicester, Whisky Cheddar, Shropshire Blue) as well as Branson Pickles, crisps, biscuits, teas and sweets. Mon–Fri: 9am–5pm 177 Lonsdale Street Sat: 9am–1pm T 9792 5188 robsukproducts.com.au

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“Dandenong’s mix of cuisines is unique to anywhere in the world.” Maeve O’Meara

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Uyghur

Tengri Tag is a Uyghur (pronounced wee-gar) family owned restaurant. Uyghurs, are Turkic-speaking people who live in landlocked Xinjiang, between Kazakhstan and Mongolia. The culture and cuisine is unique. Tengri Tag’s signature dishes include lagman, fortifying hand-pulled noodles that you have to hunch over the table to eat. They are long, about a metre and irregular in thickness and shape. The dense noodles are made fresh every morning with a

variety of stir-fried capsicum sauces – lamb, beef, chicken, eggplant, tofu; polos (rice platters also known as pilaf) with lamb or chicken. From the grill comes sword-like skewers of lamb, not super-charry, but with good smoky flavour and well-spiced with cumin and chilli. The venue is both a restaurant and reception venue catering for up to 250 people. 151 Lonsdale Street T 9793 7978

Mon–Fri: 5pm–10pm Sat–Sun: 12–3pm, 5pm–10pm

Lakshmi Vilas Café

Lakshmi Vilas Café (Indian) is all about freshness, originality and taste, specialising in vegetarian food and meals for people with food intolerances. The word tiffin occupies a special place for Thalis, traditional Indian home food which is served in a stainless steel platter with little bowls consisting of a wide variety of different dishes including roti, vegetarian curries, dahl and dessert. The word Tiffin evokes wonderful memories for the Indian

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community which the literal translation means snacks. Tiffins come in different forms and names. They are crunchy, soft, spicy, sweet and fiery hot, they can be steamed or shallow fried. These savoury and sweet treats have become the talk of the town, capturing the hearts of the adventurous palettes. Tue–Fri: 11am–8pm Shop 5, 31 Pultney Street T 9793 7726

Sat–Sun 9am–8pm

lakshmivilas.com.au

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Seek out the restaurants that provide modern cuisine and fine dining with a fusion of culture. Award winning hamburgers, chunky egg plant wedges, seafood galore, tender steak, cheese platters, delectable desserts and more!

Beletti Restaurant Café Bar Beletti Restaurant Café Bar is an amalgamation of two families having a passion for fresh, modern cuisine. Indulge your senses with the extensive menu comprising of pan fried duck breast, porterhouse marble score, fresh seafood and decadent desserts. Perfect for that casual quick breakfast, lunch or dinner, or enjoy a formal dining experience in one of their function rooms.

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Italian

159–161 Lonsdale Street T 9793 1600

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Ginger Jones The cool cafe wave has reached Dandenong with the opening of Ginger Jones, where great coffee and smart modern Australian food comes in a contemporary semi-industrial setting. The cafe is narrow, with polished concrete floors, whitewashed walls and a sharp timber counter. Serving breakfast and lunch including fresh baguettes and home-made cakes and slices.

Dandenong Pavilion Established in December 2006, Dandenong Pavilion has emerged as one of the most original concepts to hit Dandenong. They are famous for their burgers after being voted the #1 burger by goodfood.com.au. Specialising in steaks, burgers, pasta, 12-hour slow cooked Jack Daniels beef rib and the best variety of risotto on the menu has seen Dandenong Pavilion become the most

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Seasonally driven modern Australian cuisine fresh from the Dandenong Market. Check the daily specials blackboard. Function room available. 175 Lonsdale Street T 9792 0663

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Mon–Fri: 7.30am–4pm

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awarded restaurant in the area. They are renowned for using the freshest, highest quality ingredients which are sourced locally as much as possible. 55–61 Princes Highway Mon–Fri: 11.30am–10.30pm (next door to the Scout Hall) Sat–Sun: 9am–10.30pm T 9793 2133 dpav.com.au

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1. Abrakebabra

5. Afghan Delicious

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Iraqi and Afghan café specialising in shish and souvlaki kebabs, chicken, rice, hot and cold drinks. 297–299 Lonsdale Street T 9792 2236 Mon–Sun: 9.30am–8.30pm

2. Almighty

Afghan restaurant providing lamb and chicken kebabs, chicken curry and rice. Eat in and takeaway available. Great for special occasions. 297 Thomas Street T 9794 9049

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Mon–Sun: 11am–10.30pm

6. Afghan Masala

Take Away

Operating as a coffee shop with some convenience goods. Includes sandwiches, in-store made focaccias and hot food.

Afghan/Persian

40 Halpin Way T 9701 7023

247–249 Thomas Street T 9791 2226 Mon–Sun: 11am–10.30pm

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Afghan and Persian cuisine specialising in lamb and chicken dishes.

Mon–Fri: 7am–3.30pm

3. Al-Zaiga

7. Afghan Tasty Food

Pakistan and Afghan

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Pakistani and Afghani foods specialising in biryani and karan, a chicken and lamb dish, and the special lamb achar gosht.

Original Afghan cuisine serving qabuli palow, kebabs, rice, salads, breads, specialty sweets. Banquets, vegetarian and halal available.

2/309 Thomas Street T 9793 6074

365 Lonsdale Street T 9792 4945

Mon–Sun: 8am–12am

4. Addictions Café Afghan/Iranian

Café style food, traditional Afghan and Iranian cuisine. Family restaurant, catering available, birthday parties, business meetings. Great coffee offering. 222 Thomas Street T 8759 3384

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Mon–Sun: 8am–10.30pm

Mon–Fri: 11am–10.30pm Sat: 11am–11pm Sun: 12pm–11pm

8. Agha Juice Juice Bar

A vast variety of juices including sugar cane and beetroot. Falooda and a variety of milkshakes including avocado, fig, pistachio and icecreams. 367 Lonsdale Street T 9792 0191

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Mon–Wed: 12pm–12.30am Thu–Sun: 12pm–1am


9. Albion Hotel

13. BMNC Banh Mi & Noodle Co.

Bistro

Vietnamese

Friendly atmosphere, great food, fun for all. Best home cooked-style pub food. Heaps of specials. Specialise in steaks with a variety of sauces.

Fresh Vietnamese style baguettes, rice vermicelli bowls and delicious speciality coffee. Fast, fresh and quality Vietnamese style food.

42 Halpin Way T 0469 217 115

Mon–Thu: 8am–12am Fri: 8am–2am Sat: 9am–2pm Sun: 10am–11pm

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Mon–Fri: 7.30am–3.00pm

327 Lonsdale Street T 9792 2501 albionhoteldandenong.com.au

14. Café Leads

10. Amirtha’s Kitchen

Selection of hot food, fresh Turkish bread, sandwiches, cold drinks, tea and coffee. Catering available.

Sri Lankan

Sri Lankan and South Indian food specialising in rice and curries, kothu, biryani, dosa, hoppers and sweets.

Café

325 Thomas Street T 9793 4204

Mon–Fri: 6am–3pm

Shop 7, 131–147 Walker Street T 9794 5992 Mon–Sun: 9am–9pm

15. Cakes Gallery

11. Balkh Takeaway

Specialising in Serbian and European and special occasion cakes and coffee. Lunch available including eat in and takeaway options.

Afghan

Variety of Afghan kebabs, rice and breads.

European

256–258 Thomas Street T 9794 5558 Mon–Sun: 10.30am–9.30pm

9/50 Foster Street Mon–Fri: 7am–7pm T 9794 0443 Sat: 7am–5pm 16. Calcutta Sweets and Indian Curry

12. Bikaner Sweet and Curry Café

16. Calcutta Sweets and Indian Curry

Indian

Indian/Chinese

Specialising in North Indian cuisine and sweets.

Indian cuisine specialising in butter chicken, channa, bhatura, kadhal paneer and chicken tikka.

5/52B Foster Street T 9792 9246

Mon–Sun: 10am–10pm

52E Foster Street T 9793 8101

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17. Cardens Seafood and Steak House

21. Country Rooster Charcoal Chicken

International

Modern

International restaurant specialising in steak, seafood and game.

Charcoal chicken, fresh chicken rolls, fresh salad and cold drinks.

Shop 5 26–36 Princes Hwy T 9794 6288

2A Princes Highway T 9791 7233

Mon: 6pm–late Tue–Fri: 12pm–2pm, 6pm–late Sat: 6pm–late

cardens.com.au

18. Chadhi Chowk Chaat Corner & Dhaba Indian

Mon–Thu: 10.30am–10pm Fri–Sat: 10.30am–10.30pm Sun: 10.30am–10pm

19. C.J. Spices

Modern

Shop 1A Dandenong Hub, 15–23 Langhorne Street T 9794 0035

Mon–Fri: 10am–7pm Sat: 10am–6pm Sun: 11am–6pm

23. Dandenong Fish & Chips Seafood

Indian and Sri Lankan

Indian and Sri Lankan speciality foods, finger foods, dosa string hoppers and much more. Catering available. 355–359 Lonsdale Street T 9793 6888

22. Dandenong Charcoal Chicken Charcoal chicken, souvlaki, dim sims, salads and cold drinks.

North Indian cuisine featuring chicken tikka masala, bhuna lamb, biryani, variety of sweets and masala tea. Delivery available. 72A Foster Street T 9792 0358

Mon–Sat: 10.30am–8pm Sun: 11am–8pm

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Fish, seafood, burgers, souvlaki and kebabs. Free delivery on orders over $50. 369 Lonsdale Street T 9791 1140

Mon–Sat: 11am–9pm

24. Dosa Plaza Vegetarian

20. Colombo Impex Sri Lankan

Sri Lankan rice and curry, biryani, spicy panrolls with different fillings and Sunday buffet from 11am–3pm. 3 Clow Street T 9792 3311

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Serving quick and easy vegetarian meals with fresh salad and a continental menu. Gluten Free, Vegan and takeaway options available. 10 Princes Highway T 8774 4913

Wed–Mon: 12pm–10pm

dosaplaza.com.au


25. Feen

29. Handi Kitchen

Café

Pakistan

Serving Axil speciality coffee. In the afternoon they also serve pour over coffee with choices of different single origin and golden bean. Winner 2014 and 2015 Purple Haze

Pakistani traditional food with a choice of mild or super spicy. Delivery available.

Shop 5, 46–50 Walker Street Mon–Fri: 7am–3.30pm

Mon–Sun: 12pm–12am

handikitchen.com.au

30. Hot Chilli Indian

26. Fiji Café and Sweets

Indian

Fijian

Indian cuisine providing ready to go lunch meal deals with drinks.

Fijian cuisine specialising in fish lolo, goat curry, chicken curry and palau. 90–92 Thomas Street T 9792 0015

113 Foster Street T 8759 5593

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Mon: 11am–8pm Wed–Sun: 11am–9pm

Shop 3, Level 1 Dandenong Hub 15–23 Langhorne Street Mon–Fri: 10.30am–4pm T 0429 986 892 Sat: 10.30am–3pm

27. Foster St Café

31. Jebena Café

Café

Ethiopian

Breakfast menu available, sandwiches, burgers, schnitzels and cold drinks.

Ethiopian organic coffee and easy takeaway meals.

8/50 Foster Street T 9792 2942

Mon–Fri: 6am–6pm Sat: 8.30am–4.30pm

32. Juice Engine

28. Gibe African Restaurant Ethiopian

Specialising in Ethiopian cuisine.

10/50–54 Robinson Street T 8712 9243 Mon–Sun: 8am–4.30pm

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Mon–Thu: 12pm–12am 108 –112 Foster Street Fri–Sat: 12pm–1am T 9792 9929 Sun: 12pm–12am gibeafricanrestaurant.com.au

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Fresh vibrant and colourful café/juicebar offering a unique twist to alternative healthy organic foods. Specalising in gourmet salads, healthy wraps, jaffles, toasties, soups, fresh juice, smoothies and superfood bowls including acai. Shop 8, 225 Lonsdale Street T 9792 4123

Mon–Fri: 8am–5pm

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33. Kabul Roundabout Takeaway Afghan

Afghan café specialising in pizza, chicken with salad, curry with rice, lamb biryani and assorted drinks. 264 Thomas Street T 9792 3045

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Hidden amongst this supermarket is an extensive café offering bureks, golzeme pide, zatar, lamb and chicken kebabs and roasted chicken. 141–145 Lonsdale Street T 9708 5455

Mon–Sat: 7am–9pm Sun: 8am–9pm

34. La Casarina

38. Maussie Foods and Catering

Mauritian

Mauritian Cuisine

Mauritian cuisine specialising in fried noodles, fried rice and biryani.

Specialising in homemade style cooking including dholl puri, roti, faratha, fried and boiled noodles, biryani and fried rice. Boulettes such as chokos, meat balls, fish long and teokon.

Shop 2 131–147 Walker Street T 9791 8957

Tue–Sun: 10.30am–5pm

35. Lalumba Restaurant and Café African/Mexican

African and Mexican restaurant specialising in chicken fajitas, fried spicy fish, polo calypso cubano, seafood, bamia and a variety of drinks. 4/309 Thomas Street T 9791 4797

Mon–Sat: 11am–9pm Sun: 1–9pm

36. Lion Bakehouse Sri Lankan

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132 Walker Street T 8712 1666

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Tue–Fri: 11am–5pm Sat: 11am–9pm Sun: 11am–4pm

39. Mary’s Courtyard Café Mediterranean/Middle Eastern

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. Create your own wrap, wide selection of homemade vegetarian and gluten free dishes. Catering available. Shop 3, 305 Thomas Street T 9792 5303

Specialising in traditional Sri Lankan bakery products such as roast bread, fish bun, seeni sambol bun, kimbula bun. Traditional rice and curry in banana leaf packs, lumprais, kathu and godamba roti. Sweets such as konda kavum, kokis, dodl, aasmi. Catering for functions.

40. MKS Spices ‘n Things

14 Princes Highway T 9791 9099 Mon–Sun: 7.30am–9.30pm

23 Pultney Street T 9701 3165

Mon–Fri: 8am–3pm

Indian/Sri Lankan

Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine including delicacies such as string hoppers, kothu roti, dosa, pan rolls and noodles. Mon–Thu: 9am–8pm Fri–Sat: 9am–9pm

mks.net.au


41. Munch Brunch Café

45. Osaka Sushi Café

Continental and Filipino cuisine

Japanese

Authentic Filipino food and sandwiches on offer in a very casual atmosphere right in the heart of Dandenong.

Japanese and Chinese cuisine specialising in sushi, bento box, noddle and ramen. Catering available.

Mon–Wed: 7.30am–3pm Thu–Fri: 7.30am–6pm Sat: 8am–4pm

129 Walker Street T 9794 6780

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Cuisine including kebabs, soup, salad and juice. Specalising in famous Afghan ice-cream (Shir-Yakki). Mon–Sun: 11am–11pm

43. NQ Café

46. Pakwan Indian Restaurant

Tue–Sat: 11am–2.30pm 205 Lonsdale Street Mon–Sun: 5pm–10.30pm T 8774 1140 pakwanindianrestaurant.com.au

47. Payal Indian

All day breakfast, variety of sandwiches, cakes, tea, coffee and a selection of cold drinks.

Indian

Shop 5, Level 1, Dandenong Hub 15–23 Langhorne Street T 9793 0000 Mon–Fri: 8am–4pm

44. Old Hadies Bakery Bakery serving baked breads, rolls, sandwiches and hot food. Cakes for all occasions.

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North Indian cuisine providing traditional dishes for lunch and dinner. Functions available. 83B Foster Street T 9793 3281

Tue–Sun: 11am–3pm 5pm–10pm

48. Preetty Creations

Modern Australian

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Visit Pakwan Restaurant and you won’t be disappointed. Experienced chef cooking their traditional food that is authentic to the Indian culture, it’s fresh and full of flavour.

Modern

242 Lonsdale Street T 9793 3889

Mon–Fri: 7am–6pm

Indian

42. Najimi Restaurant

295 Thomas Street T 9792 4119

Shop 4, 20 Halpin Way T 9793 0000

Mon–Fri: 6am–6pm Sat: 6am–5pm Sun: 6am–3pm

Café

Australian, Sri Lankan and continental style cuisine specialising in sandwiches, foccacias, gourmet pies and cakes. Includes novelty cakes for all occasions and wedding cakes. 191–193 Thomas Street T 9793 6836

Mon–Fri: 9am–4pm Sat: 10.30am–4pm

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49. Punjab Sweet Centre

53. Seasoning Café and Bar

Indian

Indian cuisine specialising in tandoori, variety of meat such as goat, vegetable and rice dishes. Selection of Indian sweets available. 2B Mason Street T 9792 1694

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Mon–Sun: 10.30am–9pm

1–2/305 Thomas Street T 9791 9568

Mon–Thu: 8am–9pm Fri: 8am–7pm

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Best Persian and Afghani kebabs and cuisine. All kebabs and meals are prepared with beautiful Persian and Afghani spices. The only ‘HSP’ shop in Dandenong also Halal snack packs available.

Fine dining Indian restaurant with special dishes in menu unique in Australia. Lunch box deal and lunch special buffet on offer. Function centre available.

27 Langhorne Street T 8712 3213

Mon–Fri: 12pm–12am Sat–Sun: 11am–12am

51. Sahar Takeaway Afghan

Afghan charcoal grill skewer kebabs, souvlaki, charcoal chicken, naan bread, rice, salad and cold drinks. 252–254 Thomas Street T 9793 8076

Mon–Sun: 10.30am–9pm

13–15 Pultney Street T 9792 2777

Tue–Sun: 11.30am–2.30pm Sun–Thu: 5pm–10pm Fri–Sat: 5pm–11pm

Pakistani/Indian

Pakistani and Indian cuisine specialising in nihari which includes haleem, biryani and halwa puri. Corporate catering available. 3 Mason Street T 9792 0025

Chinese

56. Shams Restaurant

Palm Plaza Mall 8 McCrae Street T 9793 2886

Thu–Tue: 11am–3pm 4pm–9pm

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55. Shalimar’s Little India Café

52. San Yuan Chinese Restaurant Northern Chinese Xinjiang style cuisine. Specialising in handmade dumplings and noodles, and lamb skewers.

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Specialising in chicken and beef curries, fresh foccacias, wraps and sandwiches. Corporate catering available.

54. Shahi Tadka Indian Restaurant and Functions

50. Saadi Persian Restaurant Persian/Afghan

Café

Mon–Sat: 10am–9pm Sun: 12.30pm–8.30pm

Afghan

Afghan cuisine serving meat, dips and soup dishes. Specialising in kebabs, curry, stews, biryani and charcoal chicken. 202 Thomas Street T 9793 1115

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57. Siam Basil Thai

61. The Mango Tree

Thai

Indian/Sri Lankan

Specialising in Thai cuisine including pad Thai and lamb penang curry.

Variety of Indian and Sri Lankan curries. $5 lunch meal deal from 12pm–2pm weekdays. Catering available.

195 Thomas Street T 9791 3559

Mon–Fri: 11.30am–3pm Mon–Sun: 5.30pm–10pm

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58. Tabbaq Cuisine Pakistani cuisine specialising in chicken and mutton biryani, chapli kebab, authentic cooking and traditional flavours.

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Mon–Tue: 5pm–11pm Wed–Thu: 12pm–3pm 5pm–11pm Fri: 2pm–11pm Sat–Sun: 10am–3pm 361 Lonsdale Street 5pm–11pm

tabbaq.com.au

T 8759 0590

59. Taste of Paradise Pizza

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Modern café, bar, restaurant specialising in great coffee as well as a delicious Mediterranean menu. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as catering and functions. Mon–Tue: 7am–3pm Wed–Fri: 7am–11pm 1/225 Lonsdale Street Sat–Sun: 8am–11pm T 9794 6697 thepublicscorner.com.au

63. Walker’s Kitchen Modern Australian

Pizza

Halal pizza renowned for its taste and healthy bases. 8 Clow Street T 9793 9888

Sun–Thu: 11am–9.30pm Fri–Sat: 11am–10.30pm

62. The Public’s Corner

Pakistani

12–14 Clow Street T 9791 1111

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60. The Coffee Lounge Afghan

Specialising in tasty Afghan foods, good coffee, tea and cakes. Shop 1, 249–253 Lonsdale Street T 9793 9095 Mon–Sat: 8am–4pm

The menus is a dream for foodies! From chilli scrambled eggs to an angus burger, there is no shortage of options. They bring the best of Melbourne coffee and cake culture to the heart of Dandenong. 21 George Street T 8759 3343 Mon–Fri: 7am–4pm

64. Zapata Wood Fire Pizza Pizza

Providing a wide variety of pizza (after 5pm), sandwiches and burgers.

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363 Lonsdale Street T 8774 6074 Mon–Sun: 11am–Midnight

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SPRINGVALE Springvale is a mecca for flavours of South East Asia

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Venture into Springvale and you will be mesmerised by the delicious smells, colourful sights and mouth-watering treats on offer.

With cuisines including Chinese, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Uyghur, Korean, Laos, Thai and Indian (and more) you are spoilt for choice.

Visit a Yum Cha restaurant for something traditional with seating for 550 people, or enjoy the ambience of the smaller eateries where you are welcomed like part of the family.

And if you are thirsty why not try bubble tea or a sugar cane juice?


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Lunch

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FOOD EXPERIENCES OUR PICKS SPRINGVALE DANDENONG

Gold Leaf Offering Yum Cha and restaurant meals, this fantastic Chinese restaurant opened in 1999 with seating for over 500 people. On a Sunday you need to book as this is the most popular day for locals and visitors. The speciality is definitely Yum Cha, but also famous are the roast pork, roast duck, a home-style congee (rice porridge) with hunks of preserved egg, sugar cane prawns and prawn meat in steamed crimped rice flour skins and deep-fried in rice paper.

Golden Lake Cakes and Roast This is where you will find glazed peking duck and pork expertly cut up for you to enjoy straight away, or to take home and share with friends and family. Selling over 150 peking ducks each Saturday, this business is very popular. Don’t worry if you don’t make it to the yum cha, as there is a big range of steamed, fried and baked delicious items from char sui bao to red bean sesame balls and egg custard

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Let’s not overlook the sweet soy-splashed white rice noodle sheets filled with prawns, chicken feet, special fried rice and Chinese broccoli. Great menu choices and tastes that won’t disappoint.

For Lunch or Yum Cha Mon–Fri: 11.30am–3pm Sat, Sun and public holidays: 11am–3pm Level 1 Dinner 46 Buckingham Avenue Mon–Thu: 5.30pm–10pm T 9540 3933 Fri–Sun: 5.30pm–11pm

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tarts. Other specialities include spicy square pork sheets and sweet pork floss. 46–58 Buckingham Avenue Shop U15 268–274 268–274 Springvale Road T 9574 6881

9am–6pm daily 9am–5.30pm daily


Milan Tea House Milan Tea House specialises in different types of high quality teas. Ms Wong will regale the history of where her teas derive from, and has no hesitation in talking about her love of tea. The tea house provides the ambience of a peaceful and relaxing place for people to enjoy tea, learn about its origins or hold a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. The ceremonies educate people

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on how to brew, explain the health benefits and delves into the history of a particular tea. Aside from the desserts and tea, Ms Wong has Siu Long Bao (Shanghai Dumplings) and Siu Mai. Shop 33D Buckingham Avenue T 0424 467 395

Wed–Mon: 10.30am–6pm

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My Cambodia My Cambodia is a family restaurant providing traditional Cambodian food. Nestled in one of Springvale’s food streets they bring a taste of authentic homemade cooking. A vast menu includes dishes tom yum noodle soup to red seafood curry, lemongrass beef rice and green curry fish noodles. They are famous for

Thanh Phat Restaurant Established in 2014, Thanh Phat restaurant offers an unusual regional Vietnamese cuisine. The owner coming from Saigon has successfully created true and authentic flavours of Vietnam. They are known for their mini rice pancakes (banh khot) crispy on the outside with a silky filling of fresh prawns. Their signature dish being Vietnamese beefsteak on a sizzling plate served

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their stir-fry rice noodles which is served with your choice of meat and a delicious sauce. The combination is fantastic, the sauce adding a lovely tang and a small handful of crushed peanuts, adding texture and flavour. 28 Buckingham Avenue T 9540 3551

Mon–Sun: 8.30am–late

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with a toasted banh mi. The variety is great, the food is fresh, it’s sourced locally and the experience is well worth the visit. 18 Buckingham Avenue T 9548 4887

Mon–Sun: 8.30am–8.30pm


LOCAL FOOD SPRINGVALE

1. Al Baik Pizza

5. Bread Kingdom

Pakistani and Indian

You have the choice of over 20 pizzas on the menu. “Best Pizza in Melbourne” – owner 178 Springvale Road T 9548 2000

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Sat–Thu: 12pm–10pm Fri: 4pm–10pm

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Korean

Korean bakery specialising in birthday cakes, rolls and ice cream. 37/268 Springvale Road T 9546 1055

Mon–Fri: 8am–7pm Sat: 8am–8pm Sun: 8am–6pm

2. Angkor Reach Restaurant

6. Bun Bun Bakery

Asian

Bakery

Cambodian, Chinese and Thai cuisine specialising in Thai red curry fish soup, amok, crab on fried rice and shrimp paste fried rice.

Vietnamese bread roll ‘banh mi thit’ was The Age 2013’s winner for Melbourne’s 10 best sandwiches.

14 Buckingham Avenue T 9558 5555

1/288 Springvale Road T 9547 8289

Mon–Sun: 9am–9pm

3. BAC 8

7. Bun Ngon

Vietnamese

Vietnamese

Vietnamese home style cooking specialising in crumbed pork chop, chicken wings and stir fried mixed vegetables. Shop 8, 268–274, Springvale Road T 9574 0988 Mon–Sun: 8am–5pm

4. Ben Than Hot Bread and Cakes Vietnamese

Vietnamese bakery serving baked goods and special pork and salad rolls. Shop G32A, 46–58 Buckingham Avenue T 9548 4500

Mon–Sun: 6am–6pm Sun: 8am–4pm

Vietnamese traditional noodle soup. Shop 67, 268–274 Springvale Road T 8510 4317

Tue–Sun: 9am–5.30pm

8. Café Asmara Mediterranean

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Specialising in Mediterranean cuisine, kebabs and coffee. All food is Halal. Mon–Thu: 11am–12am

186–188 Springvale Road T 9546 4411

Fri–Sat: 10am–late Sun: 2pm–12am

cafeasmara.com

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9. Café Central

14. Dessert First

Vietnamese

Taiwanese

Specialising in Vietnamese rice paper rolls, fish and chips and homemade chicken dim sims.

Taiwanese bubble milk tea served either hot or cold. Chinese and Vietnamese desserts and snow ice is also available.

268–274 Springvale Road

Mon–Sun: 8am–5pm

35C Buckingham Avenue T 0420 780 225

10. Café Dai Gia Vietnamese

Traditional Vietnamese coffee with a selection of assorted cakes and sweets. 1A Windsor Avenue T 0422 229 369

Mon–Sun: 7am–7pm

11. Café Pho Vietnamese

Café specialising in Vietnamese coffee and desserts.

Summer Mon–Sun: 7am–7pm 31E Buckingham Avenue Winter T 8555 2800 Mon–Sun: 6.30am–6pm

12. Café PK/Café Phu Khan Vietnamese

Specialising in Vietnamese and western coffee. Fresh juice including sugar cane, sweet drinks and a light breakfast. 46–58 Buckingham Avenue T 9548 4136

Mon–Sun: 7am–7pm

13. Cultural Commons Burgers

New modern restaurant serving their soft shell crab burgers specialty and the O.G. Burger. 12 Queens Avenue T 8555 2343

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Tue–Fri: 11am–10pm Sat–Sun: 9am–10pm

Sun–Thu: 10am–9pm Fri–Sat: 10am–10pm

15. Dolan Mashrap Uyghur Restaurant Asian

North Western Chinese and Uyghur cuisine specialising in marinated lamb skewers, homemade noodles and special spicy chicken dishes. Level 1, 10 Queens Avenue T 9546 0698

Mon–Fri: 5pm–10pm Sat–Sun: 12pm–10pm

16. Double D Burgers

Specialising in 100% beef burgers. Eat in or takeaway available. 4A Lightwood Road T 8524 5549

Mon–Sat: 11.30am–10pm

17. First Taste Restaurant Asian

Specialising in hot pots including hot chilli wine with prawn balla, pork ribs in a complex broth of herbs. 2C Windsor Avenue T 9546 7283

Mon–Thu: 11am–9pm Fri–Sun: 11am–10pm


18. Gloria Jean’s Coffee

23. Hoang Yen Vietnamese Restaurant

Café

Vietnamese

Coffee house specialising in coffee, cold drinks and dessert.

Authentic Vietnamese cuisine specialising in duck herbal soup, mud crab rice starch noodles and many other variety of noodles. Beef wrapped in betel leaf, sugarcane prawns and pancakes and a huge variety of stir fried dishes.

31A Buckingham Avenue T 9540 8883

Mon–Sun: 7.30am–7pm

19. Golden Age Bread & Cake Chinese and Cambodian

10F Buckingham Avenue T 9547 8878

Specalising in bread and cakes.

24. Hue Hue

Shop G5B 46–58 Buckingham Avenue T 9574 2332

Asian Mon–Sun: 8am–6pm

20. H. S. Cakes Bakery

An extensive range of cakes available. Shop 1/60 Buckingham Avenue T 9547 1589

Mon–Sat: 9am–5.30pm Sun: 9am–12pm

21. Haysung Korean BBQ Restaurant Casual Korean bbq style restaurant where you get to cook to your meal or get the chef to do it for you. Sun–Thu: 11am–9pm Fri–Sat: 11am–10pm

22. Healthy Cup Taiwan

Serving a variety of bubble teas and serving Thai style desserts and cakes 27B Buckingham Avenue T 8555 9801

Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese restaurant serving lobster, fish, mud crab, spring roll, vermicelli with grilled beef, pho and broken rice. 11/17 Balmoral Avenue T 9548 5883

Mon–Sun: 9.30am–10pm

25. Hue Kitchen Vietnamese

A family restaurant specialising in modern style and traditional Vietnamese cuisine.

Korean

Shop 26 & 50, 268–274 Springvale Road T 8510 8829

Mon–Sun: 9am–9pm

33–35A Buckingham Avenue

Mon–Fri: 8am–8pm Sat–Sun: 8am–late

26. Indian City Restaurant Indian

Authentic traditional Indian food serving chicken tikka, malai tikka, sizzling goat, tandoori chicken and papri chat. Delivery available. 10 Queens Avenue T 9555 4338

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indiacity.com.au

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27. Jessie’s Pizza

31. OMG Treats

Pizza

Café

Serving traditional pizza and pasta with special meal deals available. Open all public holidays.

Vietnamese cuisine serving traditional iced coffee, smoothies, and sweets.

381 Springvale Road T 9574 2333

6B Balmoral Avenue T 0409 047 867

Mon–Sun: 4pm–11pm

28. Kao Gaeng Hot Pot and Shabu

32. Papaya Pog Pog

Thai

Thai

Specialising in authentic Thai cuisine including noodle soup and north eastern Thai food.

Thai cuisine specialising in tom yum spicy soup, noodle dishes and soups.

Shop 13 & 14 22–38 Queens Avenue T 9540 3199

12B Balmoral Avenue T 9540 8281

Mon–Sun: 11am–8.30pm

Sat–Sun: 9am–9pm

Malaysian

Chinese

Chinese yum cha restaurant specialising in egg tarts, steamed prawn and scallop dumplings, and water spinach with preserved bean curd sauce. A range of fresh seafood is also available. BYO wine only.

Sun–Thu: 11am–3pm 5pm–10pm 1/17 Balmoral Avenue Fri–Sat: 11am–3pm T 9547 1688 5pm–11pm

30. Noi Lucky Restaurant Thai Lao

Authentic Lao and Thai cuisine specialising in seafood fried rice, pad ga-poa, green curry and larb gai, ox tongue and papaya salad. 4/1–3 St Johns Avenue T 9546 9774

Mon–Fri: 10am–8.30pm

33. Pappa Roti

29. Maxim Saigon

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Mon–Sun: 7am–8pm

Tue–Sun: 11am–9pm

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Now Halal certified. Specialising in Malaysian coffee buns, ice cream, coffee and tea. 29B Buckingham Avenue T 9546 8880

Mon–Sun: 8.30am–6pm

papparoti.com.au

34. Phnom Penh Thmei Cambodian

Cambodian cuisine specialising in noodle soup, hainan chicken, crispy chicken rice (all chicken is free range) and combination desserts. 34 Queens Avenue T 9558 4885

Mon–Wed: 8.30am–7pm Thu–Sun: 8.30am–8pm


35. Pho Chu Le

40. Phu Linh Chinese Noodle House

Vietnamese and Chinese

Vietnamese and Chinese

Authentic Vietnamese cuisine specialising in bun bo hue and pho.

Specalising in fried bean curd paper prawn and dried egg noodle, diced beef on rice or dry egg noodle, prawn dumpling noodle soup, stir fry seafood noodles and Vietnamese broken rice.

Shop 25 & 51 268–274 Springvale Road T 9574 1470 Mon–Sun: 8am–9pm

36. Pho Dakao Hoang Asian

Vietnamese and Chinese restaurant specialising in broken rice with the lot, traditional beef noodle soup. As well as a range of smoothies, thickshakes and traditional drinks. 6/17 Balmoral Avenue T 9558 5996

Mon–Sun: 9am–9pm

37. Pho Hoang Noodle House Vietnamese

Traditional Vietnamese pho soup and fresh sugar cane drinks. 36 Buckingham Avenue T 9558 4064

Mon–Sun: 7am–8pm

Level 1, Shop F10–F12, 46–58 Buckingham Avenue T 9547 6003

Thu–Mon: 8am–5pm Tue: 8am–4pm

41. Pitta Pan Kebabs Kebabs

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Lamb and chicken kebabs in thin and crispy pitta bread served with crunchy chips. Delivery available. Try the world famous Halal snack pack (HSP) 381A Springvale Road T 9546 7896

Tue–Thu: 4pm–10.30pm Fri–Sat: 4pm–12am Sun: 4pm–10.30pm

pittapan.com.au

42. Punjabi Thali Indian

North Indian cuisine specialising in butter chicken, bhuna goat and goat curry.

38. Pho Hung Vietnamese

Specialising in pho and a variety of Vietnamese dishes. 27–39/268–274 Springvale Road T 9540 3566 Mon–Sun: 9am–9pm

290 Springvale Road T 9547 2290

Mon–Fri: 5pm–1am Sat–Sun: 12pm–1am

43. Quan Bac Vietnamese

39. Pho No 1 Vietnamese

Vietnamese cuisine serving beef and chicken rice noodle soup, tendon, egg yolk and beef soup. 17–19 Buckingham Avenue T 9546 9528

Mon–Sun: 9am–9pm

Chinese and Vietnamese red rice noodles with crab soup, free range boiled chicken, rice paper spring rolls with crab meat and vegetables. 3/218–220 Springvale Road T 9548 1337

Mon–Sun: 8am–9pm

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44. Restaurant 323

48. Star Café Springvale

Asian

Vietnamese

The chefs are classically trained in the culinary arts of Chinese, Vietnamese and South-east Asian food. Each dish is prepared from authentic recipes to ensure classical, traditional tastes. Specialities include lemongrass and chili chicken or sweet and sour pork. Delivery available.

Specialising in a wide variety of takeaway drinks and sweets including bubble tea and smoothies.

323 Springvale Road T 9548 3600

Mon–Sun: 9am–9pm

restaurant323.com.au

45. Saba Der Fresh authentic Thai food. Mon–Sun: 10.30am–9pm

Asian

Chinese and Vietnamese restaurant serving variety of noodle soups, pho, broken rice and lemon grass chilli beef and chicken.

Korean

Serving a variety of special dishes including spicy chicken, Korean bbq and sizzling beef ribs. H

With more than 15 years experience come and try their special kebabs and Turkish cuisine. 271 Springvale Road T 9547 0034

49. Thanh Dat

50. The Dream

46. Springvale Kebabs Turkish

Mon–Sun: 6.30am–7pm

22/268–274 Springvale Road Sun–Thu: 9am–9pm T 9540 3622 Fri–Sat: 9am–9.30pm

Thai

1/1–3 St Johns Avenue T 9546 0599

25A Buckingham Avenue

Mon–Fri: 10am–10pm Sat–Sun: 10am to late

47. Tabac Bakery Café Bakery/café

4 Buckingham Avenue T 8510 5178

Tue–Sat: 11am–9pm

51. The Sunny Café Taiwanese

Traditional Taiwanese hawker style foods for breakfast and throughout the day with a range of home made pastries, cakes and special occasion cakes available to order.

Vietnamese rolls with a range of salads and meats, specialising in tiger rolls. Coffee and sugar cane juice available.

6 Balmoral Avenue T 9540 3804 Mon–Tue, Thu–Sun: 8am–6.30pm

296 Springvale Road T 9574 0892

52. Thi Thi

Mon–Sun: 6am–6pm

Chinese/Vietnamese

Chinese and Vietnamese restaurant with broken rice as a specialty. Takeaway available.

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30 Buckingham Avenue T 9548 2439

Mon–Sun: 9am–8.30pm


53. Tran Tran Cake Shop

57. Vinh Dat Restaurant

Asian

Hong Kong and Malaysian

Chinese and Vietnamese cake shop serving pork and chicken buns, sweet cakes and birthday cakes.

Malaysian cuisine including roast duck, pork, bbq pork, suckling pig (whole) and Chinese donut.

1/17 Balmoral Avenue T 8555 2517

15–17 Balmoral Avenue T 9547 7767

58. VIP Kitchens

54. TT Bakehouse

Chinese and Vietnamese

Bakery

Vietnamese bakery offering bread, cakes and other delicious morsels. 9/308 Springvale Road T 9546 7764

Mon–Sun: 6am–6pm

55. Viet Thanh Homemade Cakes

Mon, Wed–Sat: 9am–6pm Sun: 9am–5pm

56. Vietnamese Noodle and Curry House Authentic Halal Vietnamese noodle soups including pho (beef), bun bo hue (spicy beef), and bun rieu (crab rice noodle). 282 Springvale Road T 0423 254 771

Shop 2, 308–310 Springvale Road T 9558 4277

Mon–Sun: 10am–10pm

Uyghur

Chinese and Vietnamese bakery serving buns, traditional pastries and birthday cakes.

Vietnamese

Specialising in BBQ roast duck, abalone, traditional beef noodle soup and catering for vegetarians.

59. Xin Jiang BBQ

Asian

44 Buckingham Avenue T 9546 4565

Mon–Sun: 8am–8.30pm

Mon–Sun: 9am–6.30pm

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Delicious lamb skewers, chicken wings, chicken and noodle stew, roasted lamb and salads. 231 Springvale Road T 0488 686 816

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Sat–Thu: 11am–10pm Fri: 2pm–10pm

60. YOLO Coffee Café Asian

Serving all types of drinks including smoothies, juices, coffee and their signature desserts. Meet up with friends and enjoy the casual alfresco dining experience. 29D Buckingham Avenue T 9547 7632

Mon–Fri: 7am–8pm Sat–Sun: 8am–8pm

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NOBLE PARK The newest go-to destination for food lovers

As the smallest of the centres, nestled between Springvale and Dandenong, Noble Park is often described as your local neighbourhood centre. With a selection of businesses providing food from around the world including modern fusion Asian, African, Eastern European, Persian, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Italian and Sri Lankan, this centre provides a food sensation.

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The businesses are waiting to welcome you so take a world of food discovery.


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FOOD EXPERIENCES OUR PICKS NOBLE PARK DANDENONG

Peddler Tuckshop Coffee and Baguettes Look for the pushbike out front to indicate you have arrived at this new hip and friendly, Peddler Tuckshop. They specialise in fusion gourmet baguettes that are gluten free or vermicelli salad with meat and homemade tasty sauce. The most popular baguettes include crackling pork belly or teriyaki chicken, grilled honey glazed pork or grilled lemongrass pork patties. Or you can be the master

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of your creation and choose your own fillings. Check out the huge blackboard for your beverage list including premium organic brewed coffee, hot chocolate, lattes and frappes. 15/21A Douglas Street T 8555 9184

Mon–Fri: 7am–5pm Sat–Sun: 8am–4pm


Christie’s Café and Catering Services Christie’s Café and Catering Services combine a large commercial kitchen for catering functions and a welcoming environment for breakfast or lunch. The homemade pickle range is very popular and highly recommended by regulars. Cakes are made for exquisite tastes at reasonable prices, with wedding cakes a specialty. Special lunch packs available Thursday.

11 Buckley Street T 9548 0505

Street Pho This new family business in Noble Park is providing delicious Vietnamese food including the traditional Pho and Bun Bo Hue (spicy beef) noodle soup. Other specialities include grilled beef and lemongrass wrapped in betel leaves (Bo La Lot). Delicious desserts like pandan crepe cake with coconut ice cream are a favourite. They have a great range of vegetarian dishes and appetising entrée platters.

Western/Indian Mon–Fri: 9.30am–6pm Sat: 9.30am–1pm

christiescatering.com

Vietnamese

1/24A Douglas Street T 9562 3056

Mon–Sat: 9am–9pm Sun: 10am–9pm

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1. Afghan Noble Restaurant and Café Afghan

Afghan cuisine specialising in charcoal chicken, skewers and rice, soup and Afghan bread, tea and coffee. 45 Douglas Street T 9540 8113

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Mon–Sun: 9am–9pm

2. Ciro’s Cakes Italian traditional and contemporary cakes and biscuits for all occasions. Mon–Fri: 8am–5pm Sat: 8am–4pm Sun: 8am–12pm

3. Deep Blue Sea Fish & Chippery Seafood

Specialising in fish and chips including beautiful Barramundi fillet battered or grilled. Market fresh green salad, homemade tartare sauce and some crispy chips. Mon–Thu: 11am–8.30pm

7 Ian Street T 9547 7039

Huge variety of vegetarian, chicken, goat, lamb, beef, seafood and breads. Free home delivery in 3km radius. BYO.

Italian

32 Ian Street T 9547 9344

Indian

Fri: 11am–8pm Sat: 11.30am–8.30pm Sun: 11.30am–5.30pm

1/49 Douglas Street T 9564 3234

desitandorrihaba.com.au

5. Douglas Bakery and Café Bakery

Bakery providing hot fresh bread, pies, sausage rolls, cakes, patisserie, pork and chicken Vietnamese rolls, coffee and tea. 43 Douglas Street T 9547 7751

Mon–Sun: 4am–6pm

6. Ghin Thai Thai

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Salt and pepper calamari, papaya salad with soft shell crab, ‘crying tiger’ and pad Thai prawn. Garlic chicken ribs. Eat in, takeaway and home delivery.

2/21A Douglas Street T 9562 4102

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Mon–Thu: 5pm–9.45pm Fri–Sun: 11am–10pm

ghinthai.com.au


7. Hoa Hiep Hot Bread

11. Little Lanka

Bakery

Sri Lankan

Bakery providing a variety of bread, pies and cakes.

Eat in and take away curries available. Specialising in hopper nights every Friday and Saturday after 6.30pm.

19 Douglas Street T 9547 8787

Mon–Sat: 4am–7pm

8. Kiwi Pie and Fried Chicken Café

Combination of bakery, cafe and hot meals. Includes toasted sandwiches, fried chicken and specialty pies. 24 Douglas Street T 9555 3100

Mon–Sat: 6am–6pm

12A Leonard Avenue T 9547 0076

European

Great selection of delicious European groceries, coffee, cakes and sweets. Take home a burek, sandwich, salad, pies and more. Mon–Sat: 9am–9pm Sun: 8.30am–2.30pm

Mon: 9am–3pm Tue–Thu: 9am–7.30pm Fri–Sat: 9am–9.30pm Sun: 9am–7.30pm

12. M.S. Coffee Shop European Café

European coffee shop providing cevapi, foccacias, sandwiches, cakes and coffee. Catering available. 7/21A Douglas Street T 9546 1676

9. KM Minimart and Café

8/49–54 Douglas Street T 0403 763 216

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Mon–Fri: 8am–6pm Sat: 9am–6pm

13. Mr Baker Bakery

Bakery providing a variety of fresh baked bread daily. 6 Douglas Street T 9547 9594

Mon–Sun: 6am–9pm

10. Lee BBQ House Vietnamese and Chinese

Vietnamese and Chinese food specialising in roast pork and roast duck. Rice, noodles and soup and quick takeaway. 10/21A Douglas Street T 9548 2867

Mon–Sun: 9am–8pm

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14. Noble Park Charcoal Chicken Chicken

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Charcoal chicken business specialising in burgers and peri peri chicken. 6/29A Douglas Street T 9546 2248

Mon–Sun: 10.30am–8pm

15. Noble Pizza Pizza

Experience and taste authentic south Indian home style cuisines specialising in vegetarian meals (thali), idly, dosa, vadai and tiffins. 34 Douglas Street T 9574 1008

Sri Lankan

31A Douglas Street T 9547 0500

5 Buckley Street T 9558 4405

Mon, Wed–Sun: 4pm–10.30pm

Tue–Sun: 11.30am–8.30pm

sriganapathi.com.au

18. Strings Takeaway

Pizza shop known for its pizza, pasta, ribs, BBQ chicken and BBQ meat lover pizzas. Delivery available.

Sri Lankan cuisine specialising in string hoppers, rice and curries. Mon–Sat: 9am–7pm Sun: 9am–3pm

16. Red Pepper

19. Sunstar Bakery

Sri Lankan

Bakery

Sri Lankan cuisine specialising in rice, curries, finger and party food. Homemade fresh curry powders and authentic Sri Lankan sausage (lingus).

Bakery providing bread, cakes, rye bread, ciabatta and drinks.

13 Douglas Street T 9548 2221

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South Indian

Mon–Fri: 9am–7pm Sat: 9am–3pm

redpepperonline.com.au

14 Leonard Avenue T 9546 2118

Mon–Fri: 6am–5pm Sat–Sun: 6am–2pm


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EXPLORE FURTHER GREATER DANDENONG

RSLs

CLUBS AND ENTERTAINMENT

1. Dandenong RSL Bistro

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Modern, comfortable bistro with full a la carte menu providing all your popular meals plus exciting and modern cuisine. 44–50 Clow Street T 9792 1535

Mon–Sun: open at 11am

dandenongrsl.com.au

2. Noble Park RSL Homestyle cooking with great value for money. Traditional recipes complimented by prompt service by friendly staff. 1128 Heatherton Road T 9548 3750

Mon–Sat: open at 9am Sun: open at 10am

nobleparkrsl.com.au

Bistro

A wide variety of food at competitive prices with traditional meals and their specialty curries. Friday and Saturday free entertainment with any main meal purchased.

Bistro

Tucked away off main streets and just shy of Dandenong’s city centre, the Dandenong Workers Social Club provides great food, drinks, entertainment and activities.

Mon–Sun: open at 10am

springvalersl.com.au

Mon–Sat: open at 9am Sun: open at 10am

workers.net.au

3. Club Noble Bistro

A great family venue featuring a children’s playground, generous menu with daily specials for lunch and dinner, seniors and children’s meals and a large range of desserts. 46–56 Moodemere Street Noble Park T 9546 0653

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Mon–Sat: open at 9am

1579 Heatherton Road Sun: open at 10am T 9792 1963 dandenongclub.com.au

52 Wedge Street T 9792 5064

3. Springvale RSL

23 Osborne Avenue T 9548 4155

A fresh variety of meals and popular dishes. The menu offers gluten free and vegetarian options and tailors to special dietary requirements.

2. Dandenong Workers Social Club

Bistro

Bistro

Mon–Sat: open at 9am Sun: open at 10am

clubnoble.com.au


4. Greyhounds Entertainment

2. Sandown Park Hotel

Bistro

Bistro

Our new Trackside Noodle Bar and Dawson’s Bistro offers delicious selections of Western and Asian cuisine. Group bookings and function room available. Breakfast available Saturday and Sundays.

A range of dishes from burgers, pub classics, seafood and a selection of steaks. We cater for the whole family.

Mon–Thu: 11.30am–3pm,

15 View Road Mon–Fri: 11.30am–9pm Springvale Sat–Sun: 9am–9pm T 9548 3655 greyhoundsentertainment.com.au

Cnr Corrigan and 5.30pm–8.30pm Princes Highway Fri–Sat: 11.30am–9pm Noble Park Sun: 11.30am–8.30pm T 9546 5755 sandownparkhotel.com.au

5. Sandown Greyhound Racing Club

3. Waltzing Matilda Hotel

Bistro

Bistro

Combining racing and entertainment, Sandown can cater for small and large groups. There is a 4-course buffet on a Thursday and a 2-course luncheon on a Sunday. Packages available and bookings essential. View Road Springvale T 9546 9511

Thu: 6pm–11pm Sun: 1pm–6pm

sandowngreyhounds.com.au

HOTELS

1. Keysborough Hotel Bistro

Our menu offers a range of options from salads, pasta, steaks and all of your pub classics. We cater for the whole family with a seniors menu and kids menu. Mon–Thu: 11.30am–2.30pm, Cnr Corrigan and Cheltenham roads, 5pm–9pm Keysborough Fri–Sun: 12pm–9pm T 9798 2055 keysboroughhotel.com.au

A range of delicious dishes from burgers, pub classics and a selection of grazier steaks. We also have a seniors and kids menu. Mon–Thu: 11.30am– 2.30pm, 856 Heatherton Road 5.30pm–9pm Springvale Fri–Sun: 11.30am–3pm, 5.30pm–9pm T 9546 1333 waltzingmatildahotel.com.au

4. Highways Bistro

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Reasonably priced meals including special meal and drink offers. Family friendly environment with a state of the art kids play area. Sun–Thu: 11.30am–2.30pm Corner of Corrigan Road 5.30pm–8.30pm and Princes Highway Fri–Sat: 11.30am–2.30pm Springvale 5.30pm–9pm T 9518 1370 hys.net.au

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4. Princes Restaurant

RESTAURANTS AND CAFES

1. Arco Café Bar Restaurant Modern Australian and Italian

Modern Australian and authentic Italian dishes made with love and a touch of class. Enjoy alfresco dining with stunning lakeside views. Proudly family owned with an amazing team, it’s always service with a smile. Takeaway, catering and functions. 82 Monash Drive Dandenong South T 9799 8799

Mon–Fri: 7am–4pm

arcorestaurant.com.au

2. At The Well Restaurant

Great food, coffee and service is their mantra... and it certainly lives up to expectations! Enjoy fresh food and wine in the contemporary restaurant, food to go in the cafe or private dining, perfect for your next event. Catering available. 12 Jayco Drive Lyndhurst T 9768 2520

Mon–Fri: 6am–4pm

foodatthewell.com.au

3. Café Vita et flores Café

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Restaurant

Our creative chef has a modern Australian style menu that changes seasonally utilising the freshest produce available. Providing daily specials and a cocktail bar and lounge to start the evening. 124–126 Princes Highway Mon–Thu: 6am–9pm Dandenong Sat–Sun: 6am–9pm T 9706 8611 comfortdandenong.com.au

5. Walawwa Restaurant at Sandown Regency Restaurant

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Australian, Sri Lankan and continental style mouthwatering cuisine. Rice and curries, koftu, biryani, dosa, pitthu, hoppers. Friday night buffet with live music and dancing. 477 Princes Highway Noble Park T 9548 3444

Mon–Sun: 7.30am–10pm

sandownregency.com.au

6. Café Vita et flores Café

Café Vita et flores is Springvale’s hidden gem! Located within a beautiful botanical setting this contemporary, warm and welcoming café offers great espresso and an inspired seasonal menu.

A destination in itself, the visionary urban café-florist concept Café Vita et flores (Latin for ‘Life and flowers’) is a great place to relax, read the paper, gather with family and friends and enjoy a long lunch.

600 Princes Highway Springvale T 8558 8238

790 Frankston Dandenong Road, Mon–Fri: 9am–5pm Dandenong South Sat–Sun: 9am–3pm T 8523 1611 cafevita.org.au

Winery and Café

Mon–Fri: 8.30am–5pm Sat–Sun: 9am–5pm

cafevita.org.au

7. The Craft and Co Farm 40-acre winery with café and live music on weekends. Producing an excellent range of wines for consumption on-site and cellar door takeaway. Open for functions, breakfast and lunch. 170 Bangholme Road, Bangholme Thu–Sun: 8am–5pm T 9773 4880 thecraftco.com.au/the-farm


There are a range of tours available for those who want to explore the area in the company of an expert.

You can experience the enchanting cultural precincts including Afghan Bazaar, Little India and Sensational Springvale where you will discover the fashion, food, culture and more. There is also food lovers and Dandenong Market tours where you can enjoy sumptuous tastings, learn insider secrets and meet the people who are the heart of Greater Dandenong.

Visit greaterdandenong.com/tours or dandenongmarket.com.au or call 8571 1377

Dandenong Market Dandenong Market is a busy and bustling market full of sights and delights, with a taste for every season and a treasure in every stall. Here at the market you’ll find almost any ingredient you can imagine: from seafood to spices, cherries to churros, and mangoes to manuka honey. Dandenong Market is also the destination for classic market treats and authentic street food. Long-held market traditions include stopping by Dandee Donuts for a hot jam donut or The Grill for a kransky. Popular new street food traders include

PiqNiq Hut with their authentic Sri Lankan street food, or King of Falafel with their delicious kibbi. Take your tastes buds on an adventure! Corner of Clow & Cleeland streets T 9701 3850

Tue: 7am–4pm Fri: 7am–5pm Sat: 7am–4pm Sun: 10am–3pm

dandenongmarket.com.au

Founded in 1866, Dandenong Market is Melbourne’s second oldest and largest market

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Great Bites has been coordinated through Council to promote some of the great places to eat in Greater Dandenong. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information was correct at time of printing.

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