From the city centre, head north towards Brunswick. If you’re up for breakfast, go as far as stop 21, where you will find the Birdie Num Nums cafe and bar (745 Nicholson Street), which has enough space to accommodate families, chess-players, small herds of slacker trendies and delighted tourists. There’s even a sandpit out back for the local ankle-biters.
Melbourne might be Australia's quirkiest city as far as The Times is concerned, but Sydney is still the best! We definitely agree with Simon Anholt.