5 Cheap Eats in Melbourne Under $10

Don’t scrimp even when you’re travelling on a budget! Although Australia is infamous for its expensive food, KKday discovered these 6 eateries in Melbourne serving yummy but cheap food. If you’re looking for food you can’t buy in Singapore, it’s time to add these eateries to your itinerary — especially if you’re on a budget holiday to Melbourne.

1. Pizza from 29th Apartment, $1

Pizza? $1? When do these words ever come together? You can get pizza for just one Australian dollar at 29th Apartment every Wednesday from 8pm to 10pm! All you have to do is purchase any drink priced at $5 during happy hour to enjoy this deal. That’s a meal and booze settled at $6 in an expensive city like Melbourne. Sweet.

29 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Opening hours 
Monday to Friday:
4pm to 3am

Saturday to Sunday:
12pm to 3am

2. Beef Burger from Mr Scruff’s, $5

Wednesday is a great day to be out in Melbourne — Mr Scruff’s, a laid-back bar and eatery, offers half price off their main menu every Wednesday.

It takes only $5 to fill your stomach with a burger, nachos and poutine at Mr Scruff’s. However, you may have to wait up to 30 minutes for the kitchen to prepare your food as the eatery is often filled with patrons.

60 Smith Street, Collingwood

Opening hours
Sunday to Wednesday:
11:30am to 1am

Thursday to Saturday
11:30am to 4am

Closed on Monday

3. Steak from Sparrow’s Philly Cheesesteaks, $8

(Sparrow’s Philly Cheesesteaks)

Rumoured to be the only authentic Philly Cheesesteaks in Australia, Sparrow’s Philly Cheesesteaks is a bare-brick space that serves authentic American steak sandwiches with melted cheese inside Catfish Bar. Don’t miss this mean cheesesteak frequently raved by locals when you’re holidaying in Melbourne.

(Sparrow’s Philly Cheesesteaks)

If you’re visiting Sparrow’s Philly Cheesesteaks on a Monday, you can get a basic steak at $8 and fries as sides at an additional $2.

(Sparrow’s Philly Cheesesteaks)

On Wednesdays, you can get spicy or BBQ wings for just 50 cents each with a minimum order of 10 wings. What a deal!

30-32 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Opening hours
Monday to Thursday:
5pm to 12:30am

Friday and Saturday:
12pm to 12:30am

12pm to 10:30pm

4. Taco from Beach Burrito, $3

(Beach Burrito)

Beach Burrito has been offering Australians the option of cheap Mexican food since 2006, and its popularity allowed it to expand across Australia, with branches popping up in cities like Sydney and Adelaide.

(Beach Burrito)

An ideal spot for both locals and tourists alike, Beach Burrito is known for the mix of Australian beachside culture with a healthy Californian-style Mexican delights.

(Beach Burrito)

Go to Beach Burrito on Taco Tuesday to enjoy piping hot tacos from only $3!

230-232 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Opening hours
11:30am to 10pm daily

5. Changz Canteen ($10)

(Changz Canteen)


Changz Canteen is almost equivalent to cheap eats in Melbourne. A meal consisting of cheeseburger, fries and coke costs only $10 from Tuesday to Friday.

(Changz Canteen)

Changz Canteen is even more affordable Sundays when you can get fried chicken ribs at just a dollar! If you’re a fan of spicy food (which Singaporean isn’t?), you will love Changz hot sauce — this condiment brings the taste of your dishes up to a notch.

256 Glen Eira Rd, Elsternwick VIC 3185

Opening hours
Tuesday to Thursday
4pm to 9:30pm

Friday and Saturday
12pm to 9:30pm

12 to 9pm

Closed on Mondays

It’s time to nom on these cheap yet delicious food while exploring the beauty of Melbourne.

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