ANZAC Day is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

Since the 1930s, Australian’s have celebrated ANZAC Day with a country-wide public holiday and a variety of rituals including dawn vigils, marches, memorial services, reunions, and two-up games. While celebrated across the country, ANZAC Day means something different to each individual. For some, a breakfast or lunch with family or friends is their way of commemorating the day, saying thank you to their countrymen and showing enjoyment for all that they fought for.

Thinking of heading out for breakfast or lunch in Melbourne this ANZAC Day? Here are a few of our recommendations.

Concrete Playground One of Malvern’s oldest cafes has had a facelift.

Minimalist banquettes and dark, inky black colours complete Brownfield’s pared-back design. The featured rough-cut stone wall and handcrafted pendant lights create a cosy, elegant atmosphere ideal for a low-key catch-up or quaint romantic dinner. A strong choice within Glenferrie Road’s wealth of cafe choices, there’s plenty to sway diners towards Caffe La Via.

The Urban Walkabout - Malvern’s Caffe La Via Revamp

Expect your cafe favourites by day like top notch St. Ali Sensory lab coffee but also hearty meals like the double wagyu burger. Enjoy an intimate restaurant experience after dark and choose from an extensive food menu featuring tender lamb chops with minted feta, zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta and parmesan, washed down with a glass of wine from a great hand picked list of new and old world wines.

The Urban List - Make you next Malvern date night here.

While tasty breakfast and brunch fare is on offer for the first part of the day, the venue transforms into a relaxed restaurant in the evenings, with a wine list to match. Make your next Malvern date night here.  - See more at: http://www.theurbanlist.com/melbourne/directory/caffe-la-via#sthash.AHIb7K6k.dpuf

The Weekly Review - Lovely lunch at Caffe La Via

Choose something from the robust wine list or try one of their cold pressed juices, perhaps the mango tango with mango, pineapple and wild berries. A great place to relax with something for everyone. - See more at: http://www.theweeklyreview.com.au/eat/lunch-at-caffe-la-via/pub/south_east/s%20here./#sthash.49HtX2wW.dpuf

The Plus Ones - Caffe La Via: Worth the trip to Malvern

It’s fun exploring new neighborhoods. No matter where you live in the city, it’s easy to get to Caffee La Via (as it’s close to both Armadale and Malvern stations). The next time you want to go for a dinner with a large group of friends, it behooves you to think about Glenferrie Road as your new dinner destination.

Gastronomical Ramblings - Food Adventure @ Caffe La Via

In the words of the wise Barney Stinson, “New is always better.” In the case of Caffe La Via’s revamp, I would have to agree! 

Gastrology - Caffe La Via, Malvern VIC 3144

La Via has also taken it up a considerable notch in the coffee stakes, now brewing St. Ali Sensory Lab beans and installing one of Melbourne's only Gravimetric Black Eagle machines, regarded as the Maserati of espresso machines. 

Weekend Notes - Caffe La Via on the Glenferrie in Malvern

Knowledgeable service is definitely one of Caffe la Via's strengths. Dhruv and his crew know their stuff and are friendly and helpful. Dhruv is also good with pairing wines with food and is always prepared to make good recommendations. Food is lovely and the exceptional wine list stands out. Comfy seating, casual and relaxed vibe and reasonable prices make Caffe La Via a hang-out for all age groups.

Jessica's All good things - Dinner at Malvern's Caffe La Via

I’m always a bit stuck when people say they want to meet in on Glenferrie Road for dinner. Error. Usually I’ll just push for Richmond, “it’s just one suburb over!” I have never even thought to venture further down to Malvern. But I’m so glad I did…

The World loves Melbourne:  Caffe La Via - Elegant & relaxed dining in Melbourne

Caffe La Via is a compelling Melbourne cafe in Glenferrie Road Malvern; a stylish, elegant and fashionable place to dine and connect, featuring great St Ali Sensory Lab coffee, modern cuisine, killer affordable wine list, and a stunning fit out.

The World loves Melbourne - Top 30 Burgers in Melbourne 2016 ( Caffe La Via - #7 )

The Wolfer burger is epic: ticking all the boxes of juicy double Wagyu burger with oozing cheese, crisp lettuce, wonderful char, lightly seasoned, soft bun, secret sauce, caramelised onions. Around 300g of patty is generous. The Wolfer is awesome with a basket of thick cut golden chips. Seriously this is one of the best burgers in Melbourne. Not only is it large and tasty but The Wolfer buger is well balanced. Chef Rajat uses his experience from The Merrywell to create something in the top echelon of Melbourne burgers.A killer wine list adds to the experience as not many restaurants featured in this article have an extensive and affordable wine list. You can enjoy a soft drink or a beer with your burger, but also top notch wines from premium regions by the glass or bottle.