Calling all hungry Melbournian night owls, here's the skinny on the best late night kitchens in your hometown

We've already covered Sydney's midnight munchies and now it's Melbourne's turn in the extended-hour dining spotlight. Our southern city's legendary low-lit laneway café and bar culture is actually the ideal place to crush those late night hunger pangs with real food in stylish date-night worthy settings. Borrowing from the European dining trend to eat late and well, Melbourne offers a ton of delicious eat-out options from spicy Thai noodles at dawn, to oysters and champagne at midnight - no dodgy 2am kebabs in sight.

Here we present eleven of Melbourne's best chow options way, way way after lights out.

After dark: the 11 best late night eats in Melbourne