It’s nearly the end of class, you’re sitting at your desk, stomach rumbling, wondering what the cheapest and most delicious lunch you can buy near campus is. Well, we’ve got you covered! Here are 5 nearby lunches that won’t break the bank with options for $10 or less.


Burger Project – St Collins Lane Centre – Level 2, 260 Collins

Burger Project has the amazing ‘Classic’ Burger for just $9.90. It features delicious grass-fed Cape Grim beef, sensational secret sauce and house-made pickles. Doing the low-carb thing, watching your calories or can’t have gluten? Get the ‘Classic’ in a bowl with no bun for the same!


Drumplings – 227 – 229 Bourke Street

Get yourself a $10 BoxBox at Drumplings in three amazing varieties to choose from. Try the prawn and chive dumplings with pork crackling, shitake mushroom dumplings with salted cucumber salad or prawn and ginger dumplings with pork crackling. Each served with honey soy rice noodles and picked zucchini salad – So yummy!


El Coco – 550 Little Collins Street

El Coco is a colourful bar with a reasonably priced, Cuban-inspired menu with a range of scrumptious cocktails. You’ll even find Buffalo wings for $10 and popcorn chicken for $9.50. Best of all, pop in on a Friday for $10 pizzas! It doesn’t get much better than that.


Om Vegetarian – 227 Collins Street

This family-run vegetarian and vegan restaurant serves hearty and enticing Indian meals. For just $6.50 you can have the All You Can Eat Thaali –the vegetable and lentil curry of the day served with rice, peas and freshly baked Naan bread! Add to that a vegetable samosa and a drink, all for just $10.


B3 Cafe – Shop 2, 353 Little Collins Street

Get a massive grand baguette with a choice of roast chicken, smoked salmon, chicken schnitzel, eggplant schnitzel and many more for only $6.50! Throw in a value $2 rice paper roll and you still have money to burn!


With all of these hot lunch spots only a few minutes from Melbourne City Institute of Education and Explore English, you’ll never need to cook lunch again!


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