Fodor's Expert Review Big Esso by Mabu Mabu

$$ City Center Australian

This all-day bar and kitchen brings Indigenous food and culture to the center of the city. First Nations chef Nornie Bero draws on her upbringing in the Torres Strait Islands to create a menu loaded with uniquely Australian herbs, spices, and teas. Seeking to use sustainable and social enterprise suppliers, try the house damper and wattleseed coffee, and get adventurous if you find emu fillets or pickled watermelon salad on the menu.

Australian Breakfast Brunch Dinner Gluten-free Lunch Quick Bite $$

Quick Facts

Flinders St. and Swanston St.
Melbourne, Victoria  3000, Australia

Known For:
  • Indigenous music
  • Artworks by First Nations artists
  • Supporting social enterprises

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