Lisy Kane is a well-known name in the Melbourne games community. Currently, she’s a producer for global games publisher and developer Kepler Interactive, as well as a producer for Kowloon Nights. But she’s also known for co-founding Girl Geek Academy, as well as her long stint in games production with Armello studio League of Geeks.
Lisy’s been gracious enough to share some of her favourite places to get treats and drinks in the Melbourne CBD while you’re out and about enjoying Melbourne International Games Week – and they all look absolutely excellent.
For more recommendations for where to eat, drink, and do things in Melbourne during Melbourne International Games Week, visit the Gamer’s Guide to Melbourne, brought to you by GamesHub and Creative Victoria.
12 Sutherland St, Melbourne VIC 3000
‘I will never stop talking about how good their New Orleans Cruller is (think, chocolate cruller soaked in coffee). A cozy little spot with great filter coffee and the best donuts.’
16 Red Cape Ln, Melbourne VIC 3004
‘If you’re looking for a sweet treat after dinner and the Melbourne weather isn’t too cruel, Aqua S is a go to walk-and-talk soft serve dream come true. Every couple of weeks they alternate flavours from Milo, Nutella, Pandan, Ube and more!’
525 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
‘If you’re looking for a drink that’s a bit more lux for small groups, a bar on level 55 of the Rialto will give you incredible Melbourne views to show off to your out-of-towners. You can reserve a table ahead of time, but small group walk-ins are generally ok.’
Captains of Industry
2 Somerset Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
‘Let’s say you’re staying in the CBD and looking for a good Melbourne-style breakfast before heading to PAX. Please go to Captains of Industry. It’s tucked away, but has a great menu and rustic ambience as well as big open windows to get what limited Melbourne sun is around.’
273 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
‘So you’ve tried Lune, or looked at the queue and don’t have the time – Bakemono is a grand alternative with Japanese and French-inspired baked treats as well as… of course, good coffee.’
Want more? Take a look at some other Melbourne recommendations from local game developers:
- Heavenly Bodies studio 2pt Interactive share their top Melbourne spots
- Wayward Strand team shares 5 places to unwind in the Melbourne CBD
- Cult of the Lamb creator Julian Wilton shares his favourite Melbourne spots
- Terry Burdak of Paper House shares the best spots along tram route 86
For even more recommendations for where to eat, drink, and do things in Melbourne during Melbourne International Games Week, visit the Gamer’s Guide to Melbourne.