Make the most of June

Sarah Harrison

Melbourne is famous for its apparent poor weather, but we’re pretty good at making the most out of it. Rug up and enjoy a few events happening on the weekends this June.

Discover Manchester Unity with 1932

The Manchester Unity Building in the heart of the city offers tours as part of Open House Melbourne in July. Given the popularity of the historic icon, curious admirers are now required to enter a ballot just for a chance of a look in. This June, you have the chance to well and truly get in first with 1932 Café & Restaurant.

Set inside and at the base of the Manchester Unity Building, 1932 is an art deco style café dishing up breakfast and lunch Monday to Saturday. which leaves Sunday free for their upcoming event on June 14.

Join them for a champagne breakfast or lunch and you’ll also be treated to an exclusive, guided tour of the beautiful building above, including the “Famous Boardroom”. The breakfast menu includes smashed avocado, English breakfast, or eggs benedict/royal, with dessert, coffee, tea and orange juice also included for $59.

For $69, the lunch set menu will offer a Sunday roast, chicken club burger or Caesar salad, plus a selection of handmade desserts, cakes, croissants and muffins. Both breakfast and lunch comes with champagne and nibbles on arrival, plus the tour. To book, just call 9663 5494 or find them on Facebook.

The Secret Truffle Soiree

How do canapes and prosecco on the rooftop of a beautiful Melbourne venue sound?

Followed by a four course Italian dinner featuring Western Australian black gold truffles with matched wines from the King Valley’s Chrismont Winery – finished with a grande finale dessert?

This is what you’ll find at the Secret Truffle Soiree set to be held at an exclusive, hush-hush location in the city on June 27.

Join Daniel Tonin (aka Danny Pasta) the Truffle Queen herself, Rachel Truscott, chef Clinton Gresham and award-winning Pierrick Boyer as they team up to bring you a very special, highly unique evening that you’ll be hard pressed to find again.

Tickets are $149, all inclusive, and are available by calling 1300 600 498 or at Now - to try and guess where it is …

Coffee Fest

Head to the Immigration Museum for a taste of a Melbourne obsession with a hint of global flavour. The Coffee Fest is on June 14 from 11am to 4pm and will give you an insight into the role coffee plays in cuisine, culture and community from around the world.

Learn about cup readings, ceremonies, Melbourne’s local coffee scene - or just enjoy a good brew. Tickets are $15 on 13 11 02.

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