Type 'food capital of Australia' into Google and watch Melbourne fill your results. Taking the unofficial title, the state of Victoria saw a revenue of over $11bn across hospitality establishments in the year ending August 2016, according to an Intermedia study.

If you've been organised and sorted your car hire in Melbourne, you're probably raring to embark on a foodie adventure around the city. With so many fantastic eating opportunities in and around Melbourne, we've rounded up the top three for your epic road trip around the city.

Easeys

Tucked down Easey Street in one of Melbourne's trendiest suburbs lies Easeys. This Collingwood eatery not only has plenty of on-street parking for your East Coast Car rental, it's also only a 15-minute drive from the CBD.

Easeys is a dining experience every foodie should tick off. Not only are they famed for some of the city's best burgers and American style food, the restaurant also happens to be inside a converted and graffiti covered train carriage, on top of a five storey building! Mac n' cheese hotdog anyone? 

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Apr 30, 2017 at 3:49am PDT

Freckleduck

Geelong is a great starting point before embarking on a Great Ocean Road trip in your Melbourne car rental. Fill the car with fuel as well as your body, while stopping off at one of the best cafes this side of town – Freckleduck. A weekend hotspot for locals and curious Melbourne foodies, get in early to secure a seat in this rustic eatery.

Potted plants, warm, wooden furnishings and industrial lights fill this popular space. You simply can't pass up on the peanut butter and jelly waffles or, for a more savoury option, the jalapeno cornbread variety with maple baked bacon and creamed corn is also a worthy contender.

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Nov 25, 2016 at 8:29am PST

Locale

After enjoying a day of getting up close and personal with some of Australia's most iconic national animals at Healesville Sanctuary, take a slight detour before embarking on your road trip back to the city. Locale is a 25-minute drive from the sanctuary and is 100 per cent worth it. Focusing on freshly crafted Italian fare, head chef Adam Mead's menu features the likes of wagyu beef cheek fettuccine and squid ink fusilli with crab and zucchini. All made at De Bolortoli's vineyard restaurant, enjoy this incredible Italian dining experience while overlooking the vines and lush greenery.

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Jan 20, 2017 at 5:29pm PST

Here at East Coast Car Rentals, we're all about epic road trips and when there's food involved, it can't get much better. To grab a slice of the action, don't forget to book your car rental in Melbourne with the team today.